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Transformational lead

NELFT NHS Foundation T
Barking & Dagenham CHSCS, Dagenham
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

This is an exciting opportunity for a District Nurse to support and improve the learning in clinical practice for new to the role RNs, band 3 & 4 apprentices, integrated care assistants and newly qualified district nurses within the community setting.

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work. The post holder will achieve this by:

Supporting the Community Health and Social Care Service (CHSCS) in the transformation of the community nursing service and wider integrated care service agendas.
Leading the service in ensuring mechanisms are in place to deliver the full contract indicators within the local commissioning contract
Support and improve the learning in clinical practice for new to the role RNs, band 3 & 4 apprentices, integrated care assistants and newly qualified district nurses.
Provide robust clinical leadership to the CHSCS teams ensuring the implementation of competency based supervision at local level and ensure it is embedded into service delivery. Developing clinical pathways involving partnership working.
Act as a clinical champion in delivering transformation within the CHSCS service.
Support the operational leads and team leaders to develop outcome focused services
To influence the quality of the clinical learning environment by providing support, educational input and development activities to staff within CHSCS

Lead by example and display leadership style's that empowers staff through development.
Inspire others through action and example, challenging traditional practices and encouraging innovative problem solving amongst staff.
Support and empower ownership of ideas by staff, develop processes that enable innovation to flourish at a team level.
Lead on designated projects and ensure effective communication and standardisation of practice.
Responsible for developing clinical skills within the CHSCS teams working in partnership with apprenticeship providers, patients and other agencies including GPs to deliver community nursing services that are focused on improving patient outcomes.
Further identify opportunities to promote integrated working across all services
Support Locality Leads in transforming services under their area of responsibility.
Lead in the delivery of building upon existing skills & competency frameworks.Lead professional/service development change within the CHSCS team, ensuring effective communication channels and robust mechanisms are in place to enable innovation to flourish.
Act as a role model to other staff members, actively promoting a culture of high quality, evidence based practice.
Ensure CQC outcomes are embedded into the team and local evidence is available. Support action plans that are in place where non-compliance/ gaps are identified.

Clinical Skills
To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.
Liaise and work in partnership with other agencies, statutory and voluntary, making referrals and consulting as necessary with the consent of clients and within the policies of the Trust.
To work closely with identified individuals, supporting the development of their knowledge, skills and competencies within their own practice area.

As a member of our community multi-disciplinary team, you will work within a primary care network alongside District Nurses, to support all staff, Band 5 newly qualified, band 3's and band4, apprentices, and integrated care assistants, in the provision of high quality evidence based care that meets the health care needs of our local community. We also work in collaboration with Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups. GP's and Acute sector providers in order to facilitate care pathways that support early discharge and prevent hospital admission. You will be travelling around our borough to deliver community based care to patients in their own homes, therefore, a full UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is essential.

Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt (unless currently part way through a probationary period or a bank member of staff).
Assessment/Interview info
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an on line literacy and numeracy assessment equvalent to NVQ level 2 during the pre-employment checks.For more information please visit our website
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. New starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. This will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex
High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,899 and a maximum payment of £4,968 per annum).
COVID Vaccinations
Duee to the remit and responsibilities of this job role, applicants will be required to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated unless exempt for clinical reasons in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) made on 22 July 2021. Successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their vaccination status as part of the pre-employment process.

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As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, Tusker car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails for correspondence related to this post.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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