Nursing - Professional Nurse Advocate Lead

  • Department Clinical Practice Educator Team
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/07/2022
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SNA-530
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term: 12 months
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

**The banding for this role is subject to Agenda for Change confirmation**

This is a new role which facilitates ‘Restorative Clinical Support’ (RCS). It is fixed term for 12 months.  This role supports the deployment of the ‘A-EQUIP’ model. The model provides a continuous improvement process that builds upon personal and professional resilience, enhances quality of care for our patients, and supports preparation for nurses in appraisal and professional revalidation.

The aim is that this continuous improvement process supported by the ‘A-EQUIP’ model for nurses will become an intrinsic part of everyone’s job every day, in all parts of the system. Therefore, the post holder will assist the Trust by implementing the elements of the ‘A-EQUIP’ model; utilising the guidance issued by NHS England in March 2021.

The post holder will be responsible for the setting up, and delivery of a restorative practice service across both sites within the Trust. They will, in partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team develop, implement, and evaluate this seamless specialist service; ensuring staff receive the highest standard of restorative practice.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by Trust Policies/Procedures, the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines.

Support nurses to identify their own personal action for quality improvement.
The post holder will assume the lead role in restorative practice, supporting and providing guidance to staff, analysing data and outcomes, and identifying areas of change.
Support the development of staff caring for patients through facilitating ‘Restorative Clinical Support’ (RCS); identifying educational needs, practice development and role modelling.
To act as a professional point of contact and facilitator to all PNA’s qualified and in training.
The post holder will use their understanding of personal and professional resilience and support others to develop this attribute.
Ensure that there is a strong interface between the PNA and clinical governance at the Trust.
Provide support to the PNA and nurses, in sharing of good practice learnt through there internal risk management processes, with the aim of reducing the incidence of harm to patients.
Enhance staff experience.
Ensure effective delivery of organisational objectives.
Ensure efficient and effective use of resources, managing a devolved budget (where applicable).
To ensure links are maintained with the national team, and reports for the Trust completed as required

Working for our organisation

This exciting opportunity has arisen for an  Professional Nurse Advocate lead to join the corporate team. You will be at the forefront of developing the PNA service and to ensure the Trust has qualified PNA's across the Trust to support our nursing teams. You will cover both Shrewsbury  and Telford sites, which is a short 20 minute journey between the both.

As a nursing expert the post holder will demonstrate a high level of expertise and understanding of the emotional impact of professional nursing within the service.

They will support the development, and support nursing staff across the Trust at all levels, and develop co-operatively relationships with other experts/ providers, and speciality services responsible for staff health and wellbeing. The post holder will lead on the development of a data set which informs the core elements of the post including staff retention, promotion, development, and sickness/ absence, which will inform the service strategy and development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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