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Practice Development Nurse

The Huntercombe Group
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Sep 2021
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This Service is rated as "Good" by the CQC

Location -80-82 Blackheath Hill London SE10 8AD Easily reached using the DLR from

various tube stations, 1 mile from both Blackheath Common and Greenwich


Bonuses - Welcome bonus -£1000, following successful probation period.

Hours - Full time 37.6 hours per week -Monday to Friday

We provide assessment, rehabilitation, support and care. We've assembled a medical team with an outstanding depth of expertise who work across both wards. Our team work closely together to ensure that every team member is working towards the same practical, realistic goals and that all therapies are focused on the areas that will enable patients to achieve those clearly defined and agreed goals.

The centre provides a service which is divided into 2 units: -

Thames Unit is a specialist rehabilitation Unit, often referred to as a "Level 1" rehabilitation service, this is suitable for individuals with cognitive and behavioural impairments following a brain injury. Who on assessment, could benefit from a short intensive period of neurological rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural management from an experienced multi disciplinary team. Patients are usually in the early stages of recovery from their brain injury and are admitted from an acute hospital once they are medically stable.

Heathside Unit is a Slow Stream Rehabilitation service. Sometimes referred to as a "Level 2" service, this is suitable for individuals who have completed a period of Level 1 rehabilitation and have ongoing active therapy needs. It is also suitable for those individuals who have been assessed on referral to our service as having less complex rehabilitation and care requirements. In either situation, patients have the potential to improve further to either enable a return home or to a community setting with reduced future care needs.

As aPractice Development Nurse, you will be responsible for the clinical training for all the staff at Blackheath,
  • Coordinate the development of a clear induction programme of all new staff
  • Take the lead role in promoting, developing and enhancing nursing practice throughout the hospital
  • To communicate closely with Ward Managers, Head of Nursing, Professional lead and the Professional Nursing and Education Team to ensure professional nursing and educational issues are addressed and information is available
  • Support the development of an agreed education programme and competency framework that supports clinical evidence based practise
  • Identify the core and extended skills / training needs to meet required practice standards linking this into education planning
  • Be responsible for attending in service training sessions, e-learning and external courses and ensuring that appropriate skills and competency level are maintained in own area of nursing practice
  • In conjunction with the education and learning team, support the development of an agreed education programme and competency framework that supports clinical evidence based practise
  • Report any non-adherence, poor performance, identified risk to the individual staff member and relevant line manager. Agree to support a clear personal development plan to proactively address practice
  • To develop preceptorship nurses and student nurses
  • Infection control lead and lead the infection control and prevention agenda
  • To develop apprenticeships and the Grow your own nurse programme within THG
  • Develop a Just culture programme and take the lead
  • To engage and lead on Joy in work sessions
  • To work alongside the Head of Nursing ensuring we are meeting the education requirements of the staff groups this includes the nursing and therapy team.
  • To embed the care certificate for new staff that have not worked within Healthcare

When you join The Huntercombe Group ...

We offer you a rewarding career because our Nurses are highly respected and valued as key members of our team. You will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all, puts people first.

We want you to help to shape how we deliver care and so our 'Conversation into Action' programme actively encourages everyone to get involved and make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, by supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions and so drive change for the better.

We will also offer ...
  • Reimbursement of your NMC registration fees
  • A clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • A relocation allowance of up to £8000 (Terms and conditions apply)

You will have...
  • A current NMC registration and adhere to the NMC Codes of Conduct at all times
  • A legal right to work in the UK
  • A person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
  • The ability to motivate, lead and supervise a team
  • A desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • The ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • The ability to be flexible, adaptable, well organised, and able to manage your time and workload effectively, in line with the needs of the service

Next steps...

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident 'can do' approach in all you do, we would very much like to hear from you so please click -Apply Now

To learn more about The Huntercombe Group please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference. An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

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