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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Nurse Consultant in Harm Free Care - Band 8c

Job Reference: 323-JNE1853

Employer:
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
323 Tissue Viability
Location:
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary:
£65,542 to £75,455 p.a. inc. HCAS

OUR VALUES:

PATIENTS FIRST. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. PRIDE IN OUR TEAM.


Nurse Consultant Harm Free Care, Band 8C

 

At Ashford and St Peters we are driving forward implementing The Harms Free Care Strategy, a part of our overall Trust Strategy.

 

We are absolutely committed to delivering Harm Free Care and have developed a Harm Free Care team to ensure higher visibility, focus and support to this HFC portfolio. The a Harm Free Care Strategy details the reduction trajectory we are set to achieve and are focussed on delivery of care that is optimised in quality and safety and aligned to quality improvement methodology and a learning culture.

 

The Team are led by the Harm Free Care Nurse Consultant whose role is to:

 

  • Lead and develop the Harms Free Care Service across the Trust.

     

  • Implement the Trust Harm Free Care Strategy and monitor its

    Effectiveness, leading development of the annual trajectories.

 

  • Lead on the Harms Free Care Strategy within the Trust, working with

    the teams to deliver a sustained reduction in avoidable pressure

    damage, avoidable falls, the absence of a new VTE, harm associated

    with poor nutrition and the absence of catheter associated urine

    infections.

 

  • Be expected to develop and influence strategies and frameworks to

    ensure that all healthcare staff adhere to Trust policies relating to Harm

    Free Care, through developing practice linked to the clinical

    governance and performance framework and the Trust corporate

    objectives.

 

  • Support the Trust to develop and implement systems for performance

    monitoring and performance improvement programmes for Pressure

    Ulcers, VTE, Falls, Nutrition and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract

    Infection (CAUTI).

 

This role will be an integral senior position in our corporate nursing team and work in partnership with the quality team and the divisional leadership team.

 

If you have evidenced improvements outcomes in patient care reducing harm to patients, leadership experience and are committed to this portfolio we would love to hear from you.

 

Informal discussions on Teams can be arranged for shortlisted candidates.

 

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Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

PLEASE READ THE ‘IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).
FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING PROCESSED.

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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