Regional Nurse Advisor Band 8a - RHQ Tidworth
REGIONAL NURSE ADVISOR
A. OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION - SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To provide direction for the regional nursing team that supports Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) achieving delivery of safe and effective healthcare to the Defence Medical Services (DMS) entitled Population at Risk (PAR).
2. To be responsible to the Regional Clinical Director (RCD) for providing subject matter expert (SME) primary care nursing advice and information that meets the needs of the organisation and the PAR.
3. To co-ordinate and complete service evaluation and regional review of clinical nursing care delivery within Primary and Community Care, Occupational Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion activities, to inform service improvement and encourage sharing best practice.
4. To collate and evaluate regional delivery of core primary care nurse led activity, including NHS screening programmes and NHS and MoD Vaccination Programmes; providing reports and returns to the RCD and HQ DPHC when required.
5. To be a resource for regional staff on professional nursing issues and training and development opportunities, whilst providing SME advice and leadership across clinical areas.
6. To be the regional lead and co-ordinator for nurse revalidation and clinical supervision.
7. To act as a coach/ mentor/ supervisor to others, in both clinical and managerial situations and provide a focus for clinical supervision and learning and development activity. Promote a supportive learning environment for clinical nursing staff and other health professionals.
8. To contribute to the development of initiatives in response to changes in National, Defence Medical Services (DMS) and DPHC policy and guidance; advising the RCD on changes in policy and legislation which impact delivery of Primary Care Nursing.
9. To interpret complex clinical information and data, anticipate potential problems and assess risk, so as to take action to prevent and minimise any negative impact. Respond to change promptly and effectively, developing focussed plans and regional protocols when required.
10. To complete reports and returns in accordance with MoD policy or the requirements of any other government department.
11. To participate in regional management meetings and communicate effectively within the Multi-disciplinary Team, client group and Chain of Command (CoC).
12. To support the RCD and Regional Operations Manager in the development of Health Needs Analysis for the PAR, ensuring adequate health services are commissioned in an evidence-based, cost-effective manner, in line with NHS and DMS standards.
13. To work in support of the Regional SO2 Healthcare Governance to promote implementation of healthcare governance principles within regional medical facilities, with a focus on clinical effectiveness, improving quality care and professional development.
14. To work in support of the Regional Area Managers, Regional Pharmacist and Regional Warrant Officer to promote best practice in health & safety and security, assessing risk, equipment care and medicines management; using results to improve practice.
15. To undertake and remain in date for all mandatory training as set out in the most current DPHC Guidance Note entitled Mandatory Training for Locums, Agency Staff and single Service personnel working within DPHC.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A REGIONAL NURSE ADVISOR MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES
16. To comply with regulatory standards set out in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct.
17. To comply with Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950 Medical Policy and DPHC Direction and Guidance
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
18. Must be Registered Nurse Level 1 with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and hold a valid, in date Personal Identification Number (PIN) and not be subject to any restrictions of practice.
19. Must have additional post registration qualification in primary/community care to degree level, or equivalent level of knowledge supplemented by primary/community care related short courses to masters' level or equivalent.
20. Must have a minimum of 3 years' experience within the last five years at Band 7 or above in a relevant senior nursing role.
21. Must have qualification in clinical supervision, mentorship, or teaching (such as: Preparation for Mentorship; Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP); Mentorship and Assessment in Practice) and have experience in team and individual development.
22. Must hold current valid medical indemnity insurance.
23. Must have in date Basic Life Support, Anaphylaxis, Automated External Defibrillator, Infection Prevention and Control, and Safeguarding children, young and vulnerable adults to Level 2.
24. Must be able to evidence leadership skills and demonstrate experience in leading projects and service improvement within the last 3 years.
25. Must be able to demonstrate application of current national policy, guidelines and the nursing agenda as relevant to the PHC environment and having implemented and monitored chance as evidenced within the CV.
D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
26. Post Graduate Qualification (or working towards one) in Health Care Leadership / Management.
27. Current relevant understanding of Military and NHS policies.
28. MoD training for senior nurse role e.g. Performance Management for Line Mangers, Selection Interviewing, Discipline and Restoring Efficiency, Equality and Diversity for Line Managers.
29. Previous Ministry of Defence PHC experience.
31. Previous experience using the Defence Medical Information System (Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP)) and the DMS Automated Significant Event Reporting (ASER) system.