Lead Nurse

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leatherhead House
Salary
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced RNLD / RMN who is highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic to join the team at The Deacon Unit as the Lead Nurse. The team provides assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities who are experiencing a mental health breakdown.

The Deacon Unit is an inpatient unit which is part of the Intensive Support Service, within the Trust's Learning Disabilities Directorate.

The Multi-Disciplinary Team include Nursing, Senior Support Workers, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Therapy Assistants and assistant Psychologists.

We support people with learning disabilities and complex needs, within the community and inpatient settings.The service is designed to support people whose mental health and/or behaviour support needs put them at risk of admission to hospital, or of placement breakdown.

Candidate should have sound skills and competencies in line with the job description and knowledge and skills framework. To be able to manage admissions and discharges effectively.

The post will offer excellent opportunities for development and opportunities for joint working with other disciplines and agencies would be an integral part to the role.

If you require any further information or would like to discuss the role, please contact Selven Daniel on 01372 206 305 or email Selven.Daniel@sabp.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

To plan and deliver a highly specialist nursing service (in leadership or advanced nurse role) and to oversee its clinical governance.

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to service commissioners and providers.

To ensure that all documentation is available for CTRs

To deputise during the managers absence

To demonstrate highly specialist nursing knowledge and skills in areas associated with learning disability

To ensure that Physical health needs for people with learning disabilities are met by ensuring that there is robust health needs assessment and action plan in place which are regularly reviewed.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).

To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation. To carry out professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation.

To act as practice assessor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Overview

This role will be responsible for supporting the manager in leading the nursing provision within a 24/7 service, by ensuring that CQC standards are upheld at all times. Clinical supervision is provided to staff, standards of service provision are set, monitored and maintained and that people, who use the service, and their carers, are involved in the service in the way they wish to be. This role will also deliver high quality nursing assessments, interventions and consultation within generic and specialised services.

The job will be within our Learning Disabilities Health Services and be based primarily within the Deacon Unit. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly within all the learning disabilities health services and undertaking on call out of hours as needed.



Qualifications required

Essential

LD / MH Nursing degree

Nursing mentorship qualification

Additional leadership/management study



Desirable

Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work i.e. Positive Behaviour Support Diploma; Community Practice Diploma in Community work

Nurse Prescriber

Experience required

5 years of relevant post qualification clinical experience.

Experience of leading clinical practice/ service development / project work.

Experience of supervising junior staff.

Experience/interest/skill in specialist area.

Suitable for someone who is passionate about ensuring a high quality holistic approach to the care and support provided to people with learning disabilities in the crisis service and in the community.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership

To plan and deliver a highly specialist nursing service (in leadership or advanced nurse role) and to oversee its clinical governance.

To work alongside the manager for the professional leadership and continued development of a team I service area.

To support the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of all nursing staff.

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to service commissioners and providers. To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to nursing practice. To advocate and represent the service.

To work alongside the manager for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding nurse recruitment.

To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments.

To ensure that the service budgets are monitored and to attend Brief Encounters monthly to review the service budget during the absence of the manager

To support with completion of the roster within the allocated times and ensure the KPIs are met.

To work with the MDT and service commissioners to ensure that people are discharged in a timely manner

To ensure that all documentation is available for CTRs

To ensure that the CQC Standards are met and demonstrated in daily practice.

To develop a skilled workforce

To deputise during the managers absence

To lead on Quality Improvement projects for the service

Clinical

To demonstrate highly specialist nursing knowledge and skills in areas associated with learning disability such as crisis intervention, alternative communication, the assessment and management of people with additional mental health needs, epilepsy, medication management, challenging behaviour and other conditions.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To practice within the Positive Behaviour Support framework.

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

To work in partnership with acute and primary care services and other healthcare providers.

Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their families.

To ensure that Physical health needs for people with learning disabilities are met by ensuring that there is robust health needs assessment and action plan in place which are regularly reviewed.

Professional

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).

To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation. To carry out professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation.

To act as practice assessor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre-registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction.

To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people with learning disabilities.

To participate in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the learning disability field.

To lead in quality assurance activities as required.

To develop, implement and monitor interventions driven by government initiatives e.g. Transforming Care, LD Mortality review to promote positive health gains for clients.

Develop and provide a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • LD / MH Nursing degree
  • Nursing mentorship qualification
  • Additional leadership/management study
Desirable
  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work i.e. Positive Behaviour Support Diploma; Community Practice Diploma in Community work
  • Nurse Prescriber


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325-C9325-23-9120
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