Community Lead Nurse - Midlands

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Position – Community Lead Nurse 
Salary – £50k - £60k
Hours – Full Time – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and dynamic Lead Nurse to develop clinical services within the Midlands area.
My clients are Community-based health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults.  They work in communities across the UK to provide professional, confidential and supportive health and wellbeing services for adults and children and young people. These services include substance misuse treatment, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention, treatment and health promotion initiatives.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team and our Clinical Governance Committee, the role is a challenging mix of strategic clinical leadership and operational delivery through local clinical leads.
• You will provide professional direction on all clinical matters by interpreting national guidance to inform high quality practice in line with the ethos.
• You will be responsible for clinical policy, review and audit and leading the implementation of programmes of change to improve clinical care.
• You will be a graduate and RGN/RMN registered with a current PIN.
• You will have substantial clinical and management experience across a broad spectrum of settings including community.
• You will also have a proven track record in delivering a range of quality assurance and clinical initiatives to develop best practice, achieving key organisational targets and demonstrating continuous performance improvement.

As a Lead Nurse
• Promote a culture within the organisation where governance and risk management are recognised as everyone’s responsibility.
• The post holder will be the strategic and operational lead on the CGC responsible for clinical policy development and review as well as clinical audit and improvement. This will include agenda setting and follow up from the CGC, working in close liaison with the CGC Chair.
• Lead the implementation of programmes of change to improve clinical care, including the Clinical Working Group, the CQC Working Group and support the School Health Working Group. Take responsibility for the delegation and review of work plans generated.
• Work closely with clinicians, managers and other staff to ensure that services provide optimum quality of care, in line with national healthcare standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), CQC, PHE, local healthcare targets and NICE guidance.
• Lead the development and implementation of effective systems and controls to record and manage clinical governance and risk information. Provide reports to the Senior Management Team, CGC and Board.
• Support the designated Safeguarding lead in the delivery of safeguarding policy and annual safeguarding strategy. This post will operate at Level 5 – Intercollegiate document alongside other members of SMT.

Professional Development
• Provide clinical supervision and coaching to local lead Nurses/clinicians.
• Lead on ensuring the clinical education and development needs of the workforce are met for existing and new services linking to the Learning and Development framework.
• Provide professional clinical guidance to ensure practice is of a consistent and sustainable high standard, in line with national/ professional bodies’ guidance and appropriate to the ethos.
• Proactively collaborate with and contribute to SMT strategy to achieve its strategic objectives by assisting in action plans/projects to facilitate work towards and achievement of its quality targets and performance indicators.
• Act as a source of clinical information, supervision and consultation for colleagues as required.
• Provide the lead professional clinical contribution to SMT in relation to issues such as

Qualifications (MCA, HSE, Home Office, Employment Law)
• First level registered RGN/RMN with a current PIN
• Educated to a minimum degree level or equivalent
• Evidence of appropriate CPD and Annual Appraisal
• Evidence of clinical and management experience across a broad range of settings, which must include community
• Medicines management and understanding of PGDs
• Substantial experience of coaching, supervision and assessment of learners within the clinical setting
• Ability to balance clinical against commercial requirements to get the best solution
• Competent in audit and evaluation processes
• Knowledge of the requirements for Preceptorship
• Masters degree in a relevant discipline
• NMC approved Mentorship qualification
• Have completed and recorded with the NMC the V300 full formulary nurse prescribing course
• Experience of prescribing within a substance misuse treatment setting.
• Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues
• Access to own transport

• 28 days leave + stats
• 5% employer pension contribution (sliding scale to 7% after 3 years’ service and then 10% employer contribution after 5 years’ service)
• CPD opportunities (i.e. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, NMC approved Mentorship qualification etc.).
• Childcare vouchers
• EAP programme


Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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