Reducing Restrictive Interventions Support Instructor
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Full Time = 37.5 Hours Per Week.
South, West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that we are expanding our Reducing Restrictive Interventions team. This is a progressive post from band 3 to a band 4 RRPI support instructor (depending on experience and qualifications)
We wish to expand our team by appointing a dynamic and motivated individual to work with our Team of Reducing Restrictive Physical Interventions practitioners.
The post holder will have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work within a small team. The post holder must demonstrate the ability to work in collaboration with the wider clinical teams and train staff from various clinical areas and disciplines.
If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding post, meet the essential criteria and are passionate about maintaining service user and staff safety, we would like to hear from you.
For further information please contact, Donna Lyon, RRPI Network Lead firstname.lastname@example.org 07384248078, or email@example.com
Main duties of the job
The role of the Reducing Restrictive Physical Intervention (RRPI) Instructor is a physically demanding role. Working alongside the training lead and specialist advisers the post holder will be responsible for the effective delivery of all mandatory physical intervention training and its theory components.
The post holder will support the RRPI agenda in designing, implementing, and evaluating physical intervention training programmes and the delivery of said programmes.
The post holder will influence and ensure that the effective development of the accredited training is delivered to a high standard in line with the Restraint Reduction Network.
The post holder will have an excellent working knowledge of contemporary developments within the local, regional, and national agenda for the Reduction of Restrictive Physical Interventions
The postholder will support the RRPI department in representing the Trust in reducing restrictive interventions in upholding the Trust values and ethos.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
The post holder will under the guidance and direction of the Specialist Advisors and Lead Instructor provide direct training in the Reducing Restrictive Physcical Interventions (RRPI). The poster holder will deliver supporting theory, non physical interventions as well as physical interventions. The post holder will contribute to the development of training in collaboration with the Specialist Advisors and the Senior Instructor.
This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The postholder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.
The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the postholder when necessary and in line with the service developments.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
1.1 Care/service/function provision:
To deliver excellent levels of Reducing Restrictive Physical Intervention training including theory and physical elements of the courses.
To work as part of South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (SWYPFT) Reducing Restrictive Physcical Interventions Network under the direction of the Specialist Advisors.
To deliver under the guidance and direction of the Lead Instructor and or Specialist Advisors a range of training programmes on the Prevention and Reducing Restrictive Physcical Interventions across all Business Delivery Units and all Trust sites
To ensure training is in accordance with Trust operational and training policies and procedures.
To ensure that all training focuses on the primary prevention of violence and de-escalation before physical intervention and the importance of the intervention selected is a reasonable and proportionate response to the risk posed.
To promote a philosophy throughout the organisation of empowerment and least restrictive practice in line with the Trusts vision values and goals.
Communicate and deal with staff who have either been involved personally, or have witnessed violent or aggressive incidents withgin their working environments.
1.2 Working as part of a Team:
To assist in promoting RRPI training to the Trust and to local organisations and to deliver appropriate RRPI training to local organisations if required.
Support the Lead Instructor and Specialist Advisors in providing a confidential and professional RRPI service to Managers and Staff.
To liaise with the Specialist Advisors and Lead Instructor regarding the organisation of the day to day planning of training courses, any required absence cover, participants non attendance.
Monitor the training environment and all equipment in use for training to ensure its safe operational use and record and report any defects.
Provide a safe training environment where students feel able to express their own views and oppinions and actively encourage two way communisation.
Assist the Wards/Services with enquiries regarding staff training e.g. appropriate attendance.
Liaise with Wards/Services within SWYPFT to promote RRPI practice
To highlight possible adaptations to course content to meet the needs of individuals in terms of physical and theoretical content, as well as emotional support and health and safety liaising.Any changes to the course should only be made after consultation with Specialist Advisors, unless there is an imminent risk to participants.
To identify staff who during training
are considered at risk of injury
are unable to adapt correct body mechanics
are unable to use correct techniques
fail to demonstrate appropriate professional conduct
may have pre existing psychological issues relating to the management of aggression and violence
To take appropriate action in relation to the above by
Liaising with Specialist Advisors
Liaising with line managers
Liaising with Occupational health and/or other agencies
1.3 Managing Self:
Participate in clinical supervision to develop skills and knowledge of clinical care and practice and apply continuous reflection on own practice
To contribute to the development and improvement of services within the Trust specifically in RRPI.
Prioritise work around a busy training schedule
Work as a member of the RRPI team providing written and verbal feedback as appropriate to the participants and Service Leads.
Effectively communicate with staff
Maintain accurate records of training activity, individual performance and the reporting of significant issues to relevant managers
To assist in maintaining and updating all resources for training and in consultation with Specialist Advisors.
Attend and actively participate in appropriate service meetings and staff development sessions.
Handle sensitive and/or confidential work and patient related information confidentially.
Undertake regular Visual Display Unit (computer) work. There is a requirement to accurately input data and generate reports. Asssist in the design and preparation of course material and lesson plans.
Attend and actively participate in RRPI/RRPI service meetings and staff development sessions.
Develop own knowledge and practice in this specialist area.
Actively participate in the Trusts annual appraisal process.
Access and attend training appropriate to this role and stay up to date with all mandatory training.
The post holder must be physically fit to provide moderate to extreme physical effort during training.
Carry teaching and presentation equipment to courses/training/meetings across various sites.
1.4 Management Supervision and Support:
The post holder has no managerial supervision responsibility but is expected to be a good example to other Support instructors and new support Supoport Instructors
1.5 Financial Responsibility:
The post Holder has no financial reposnsibilty however is expected to support the Trust to use resources efficiently and suggest efficiency savings to more senior staff
The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest standards of care and treatment and expects that all staff treat people e.g, service users, their carers, relatives, friends, colleagues, visitors etc, with dignity and respectat all time. The post holder must all time act in accordance with the Trusts Values:
Honest, open, transparent
Person first and in the centre
Improve and be outstanding
Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
Families and carers matter
For full Job Description please see the attached in 'Supporting Information'.