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Practice Development Nurse

Job Reference: 289-WC-0680-B

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum incl HCAS pro rata

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.

Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.

The Role

Practice Development Nurse, Band 6

We are looking to recruit a motivated member of staff willing to provide energy and enthusiasm to drive Neonatal service delivery forward. We are seeking an individual who shares our vision and values and who is interested in further developing a career in the speciality. We welcome Job Share/ Full-time and Part-time applicants.

Education plays a vital role in training and development of all staff within this busy Neonatal unit. We work in partnership with King’s College London University, Kingston University/St. George’s and London South Bank University. New starters undertake the unit’s specialised orientation in addition to attending the Trust’s orientation programme. They are given a competency package which allows them (whilst working with their mentors) to achieve basic clinical skills and knowledge in order to deliver optimal nursing care.

The post holder will have responsibility for working as part of the education team in delivering bedside and classroom teaching with a focus on staff at Bands 2–5 and student nurses working within the department. He/She will assist new starters, course learners and pre-registration students in the planning, managing and coordinating clinical care for babies requiring high level of nursing care and supporting staff to develop these skills on the unit. We focus on developing nursing leaders for the future and therefore provide individualised professional leadership and clinical development.

Should possess excellent communication, assessment and planning skills are willing to work with change and challenge to ensure improved lives and futures for neonates and families. Should possess mentorship qualification or any equivalent. Must have experience working with students and newly qualified nurses.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vivette Wallen-Mitchell (Education Lead for NICU and Paediatrics) Tel: 02033157867

Angela Quiambao (Senior Practice Development Nurse NICU) Tel: 02033157879


Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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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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