Practice Educator - Devon CPEP Project

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Devon Partnership NHS
Workforce House Hospital
Competitive salary
17 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Role Type
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About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

  • Are you a registered mental health or learning disability nurse looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you want to be involved in providing support to students and other learners within clinical teams?
  • Are you passionate about the importance of education and keen to be involved in the development of new training roles and shaping the future of our workforce?

We are appointing a Practice Educator to work across Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Livewell Southwest as a part of the Devon Clinical Placement Expansion Programme. This role will focus on increasing placement capacity in community, inpatient, primary care and social care settings. This full-time post is being offered as a fixed term 12 month contract, and would be considered suitable as a secondment/rotational post for internal candidates wanting to broaden their experience and then return to clinical services.

As a Trust we are keen to develop new and existing staff and this is supported by the practice education team that deliver a range of development programmes for staff at all stages in their career. As part of this role you would be involved in a range of initiatives to increase placement capacity available in mental health settings and drive forward the implementation of placement models such as CliPP and Hub & Spoke.

In this role you will also support the co-ordination of practice assessor and practice supervisor training, working closely with the clinical areas to develop staff and provide the Practice Assessor role where required.

This is a diverse and challenging role that would be suitable for a confident, skilled and dedicated nurse who wants to make a difference. At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we will offer you the opportunity to grow and develop in one of the UK's most progressive mental health trusts.

About you

You will be a registered professional with the NMC and have extensive experience working within mental health or learning disability services. You will be able to motivate, inspire and support students and apprentices in developing their skills and planning their career.

A clear and confident communicator, you will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clinical teams. You'll be confident at solving problems, and have the ability to take on new approaches.

You will support a range of training and development programmes delivered by the practice education team. You will be able to convey complex information clearly and simply to groups of all sizes

Personally, we're looking for an individual who can inform, inspire and lead. You will demonstrate a commitment to our ideals, share our vision for mental health care, and have a desire to continuously challenge and improve.

About Us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staffs are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Freedom to speak up 'Guardian Service', enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses

Living here

Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it's no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself. You'll also have access to some of the UK's most beautiful countryside and coastlines.

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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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