Band 7 Inpatient Senior Practitioner (Nurse) - Longfox Unit

Job Description

Are you passionate about Mental Health Inpatient care? Are you willing to support the ward managers to inspire their teams to deliver high quality, safe and effective inpatient services for service users and carers? Do you want to clinically lead alongside the Modern Matron in this new role across all 4 inpatient wards to deliver high quality care and treatment to service users in Weston-Super-Mare? If so, come and join us!

This is an exciting opportunity as it is a new post within North Somerset. There are 4 inpatient wards in the locality, these include Juniper which is an 18 bedded adult acute ward, Cove a 10 bedded older adults functional ward but this is currently a Covid-19 assessment ward for older adults, Dune a 14 bedded Dementiaward and Elmham Way a 7 bedded rehab.
You will work alongside the Modern Matron to embed good practice, quality and training within each team, working closely with the ward managers on key areas of improvement.

You will be leading by example and developing this new role . You will be sharing your knowledge and expertise across all 4 wards and teams.

At AWPwe actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.



Main duties of the job


As well as supporting you to build on your experience of a clinical practitioner you will also be working alongside the Team managers ensuring that all staff have a robust induction programme , individual appraisals , preceptorship, mentorship , clinical and managerial supervision and support mandatory and statutory training.

Reviewing and establishing best practice in older adult care, in accordance with national guidelines, practice-based research, Trust policies and standard operating procedures

Embedding, facilitating and leading consistent clinical supervision and reflective practice processes 

Using tools, resources and compassionate leadership skills to prioritise the service user ‘journey’ and patient experience

Addressing key patient safety and care quality issues as an active change agent, supporting and empowering team members to work in a psychosocially-informed way 

Ensuring that all aspects of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) are embedded, recorded and reviewed consistently. 

Participating in clinical networks, forums and CPD activities external to the care setting, bringing learning back to the team