Clinical Practice Lead – RNLD | Beckton

Location: Beckton  |  Greater London  |  England
Sector: Nursing Care
Consultant: Daniel Waters
Job Reference: 32647
Salary: £35863 - £39403
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

We are growing and developing our clinical teams to deliver and support care quality that makes meaningful change to the life of those who use our services.

A unique opportunity for 1 Clinical Practice Leader

The ward is a 12 bedded locked Unit for females with mild to moderate learning disability. The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team addressing the mental health needs of the Service Users. The multi-disciplinary team consists of the Service Manager, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social therapists, Support workers, speech and language therapists, Housekeepers, Psychiatrists, Administrative staff and Psychologists. The post holder will ensure high quality assessment and treatment within a socially inclusive model, and focussing on recovery, with excellent Service User and Carer involvement. The ward is a pilot site for a number of innovative ways of working including PBS and the post holder will play an active role in such programmes.

The Clinical Practice Leader will lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice; with particular reference to the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. They will also assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of nursing staff; supervising the work of Staff Nurses, Social therapists, Support Workers and student nurses. The Clinical Practice Leader will deputise for the Service Manager in their absence. The Clinical Practice Leader will ensure cost effective use of resources, maintain the staff training and development and lead in an area of audit/service development. They will support the Service manager in ensuring that there are effective systems and processes for safe and effective care for service users. The post holder will also ensure that there are clear systems for service user involvement in care delivery.

We welcome applications from experienced RNLDs who have a special interest in working within the acute settings of our PICU or the specialist settings on or Learning disability and mental health services.

We are an outcome and value driven care provider and the ideal candidate will have the proven ability to contribute positively to quality initiatives that promote service user safety, confidence and positive experience in an in-patient service. Successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience at band 5 staff nurse level or already be working at band 6 or 7 levels. You will be a highly self-driven and motivated nurse who is passionate about making a difference in service user experience on the ward.

Our service users are at the centre of everything we do and our candidate will be required to demonstrate a good understanding and application of the Recovery Approach, use of proven Risk assessment tools and in-depth understanding of risk management and its place in recovery. You possess excellent communication skills, ability to motivate others through influencing and coaching as well as the ability to work effectively as a member of the MDT.

It will be an advantage if you have experience of working in a secure service or personality disorder service. You will also have the mentorship in practice or ENB 998 or working towards obtaining it.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced level DBS and is expected to act as bleep holders (bed managers) at nights and weekends on a rotational basis.

Essential and preferred skills / experience: RNLD

Clinical qualification – Recovery Approach, Clinical Risk Assessment / Positive Behaviour Support

Essential candidate criteria:

*Evidence: of strong clinical leadership to ensure safe and effective care including translating assessed risk into care plans

*Ability to nurture others to deliver consistent level of high quality care

*Team player – though capable of working on own initiative

Knowledge of CQC KLoE application to day to day practice

*Good interpersonal and communication skills -listening, understanding and responding/ reporting appropriately to identify key facts

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

  • Teaching and CPD programmes
  • Generous study and exam leave
  • Financial support for further training and personal development
  • Active participation in clinical governance
  • Appraisal and peer supervision
  • Possible rotation between services
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
  • Health Cash Plan

Closing date for applications: 03/12/2017

Interview date: 13/12/2017

If you would like to be considered for this role, please call Daniel Waters on 07520634930, email [email protected], or apply within.