Practice Development Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Have you got an interest and a passion in Mental Health? We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals to work across our Adult Mental Health inpatient services at Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough. You will be willing to provide an enthusiastic approach in supporting staff and students in their professional development through effective clinical leadership, sharing of knowledge and modelling the highest professional standards.

We are seeking an individual who shares and promotes our vision and values and who is interested in further development of self and others and in quality improvement. If you are an ambitious member of staff willing to provide energy and enthusiasm to drive Practice Development Nursing forward and are dynamic and interested in pro-actively supporting the facilitation of training and development for our clinical nursing teams, then you could be the person we are looking for.

Main duties of the job

Candidate's should hold a current professional registration with a professional body along with a recognised clinical teaching qualification or equivalent clinical mentoring and teaching experience. With a commitment to continual quality and service improvement, you will be responsible for ensuring services provide a progressive learning and development environment for all grades of staff including temporary staff and will ensure a high standard of care delivery through specialist knowledge and skills in clinical practice, providing advice, mentoring, supervision and training across services. You will implement key practice developments and quality initiatives in order to achieve excellence in patient care in partnership with nursing and clinical multidisciplinary teams.

You will provide a Senior Practitioner perspective in discussions with senior medical and clinical colleagues, Heads of Nursing and operational managers in developing a co-ordinated approach to service delivery which is informed by good nursing practice. You will promote and contribute to inter-professional learning activities across services and implement in-house teaching.

The post holder will be responsible for their personal and professional development whilst undertaking this role.

The role requires successful candidates to work across 7 days on a roster with an expectation to be able to work outside of 9-5 most days.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with professional body
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to master's level equivalent
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or equivalent clinical mentoring and teaching experience
  • Evidence of continuous personal development
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment.
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Extensive experience in a clinical nurse leadership role
  • Use of the Trust's quality Improvement System to implement change
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Sound knowledge of principles of nursing and how to apply these in a practice setting
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Influence, initiate and manage change effectively

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