Summary

An exciting opportunity now exists within Heather Close a rehabilitation unit in the Lewisham Directorate for Band 6 Practice Development Nurse who will deliver or advice on the delivery of high quality safe nursing care, ensuring consistently high standard of practice and clinical excellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

Heather Close is based in Lewisham and supports 27 service users over 2 units, experiencing enduring and challenging mental health issues that continue to require high support and multi-disciplinary expertise to be assisted to live out of hospital in their local community, as part of their on-going recovery. The team is a friendly, multi-cultural group consisting of both qualified and unqualified staff. Each member of the team fulfils an important role, without the team could not function properly. Within the team there is a wealth and diversity of experiences. we believe in open and honest communication and encourage staff to ask questions and express

Furthermore,you need to be able to demonstrate a real commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to all patients and their families. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team you need to have excellent communication skills and team working abilities.

A key role of the Practice Development Nurse is to lead by example and be a role model for the nursing team on a mental health ward. And as a Practice Development Nurse, you will promote and develop clinical leadership and clinical practice.

We are looking for individuals who is able to support professional developments through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to on-going support of junior staff in their professional development, teaching, sharing of knowledge and fostering a positive learning environment.

You will be supporting the team in implementing and evaluation of quality improvement (QI) projects and taking a leading role in the sharing of evidence based practice within your team and in various forums across the Trust. You will be involved in the nursing councils where you will be able to have your views heard and be able to effect change within the organisation.

You will work very closely with the ward manager and other Clinical Charge Nurses to ensure that the ward maintains the highest standard of care provision and safe levels of staffing. The post holder will have a role in all aspects of service development and improvement.

In return our service will provide you with training, supervision, appraisals and support during your working career and provide you with personal development plans to help you develop in this role.

Staff within our teams come from broad range of professional backgrounds, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is actively shared ensuring that you will learn and develop professionally whilst working in our teams.

South London Partnership

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, delivering mental health services to a population of more than three million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients.

This advert closes on Friday 18 Jan 2019

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