GPN Lead for Placements (STP Level Training Hub)

Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

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Job overview

There is universal acceptance that the nursing workforce is at huge risk, especially within primary care at the present time and that this risk is only accelerating due to the impact of both time passing and more recently the Covid-19 pandemic and the pressures put on the healthcare system.

This is a strategic and operational role combining leadership, planning and delivery skills to expand nursing placement capacity across the six boroughs, working with HEIs and the University of Greenwich in particular, to redesign and reinvigorate the 'Community Pathway'.

There is an opportunity for a senior nurse to come on board with the STP Level Training Hub to lead the redesign of the Community Pathway and to work with locality training hubs to expand the placements offered across primary care. This will also involve networking with providers across the six boroughs to build collaborative links and join up the educational pathway for nursing placements.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be a General Practice Nurse (GPN) with extensive experience in supporting the nursing workforce and an experienced system leader. They will feel passionately about equipping and enabling the next generation of nurses with primary care as the first destination career choice. They will have excellent track record in delivering on projects an initiatives as well as engaging and working flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders.

The post holder will be a core member of the developing STP Level Training Hub team and will work with a range of clinicians and managers. They will be based with the STP Level Training Hub in Bromley (the Bromley Education and Training Hub BETH) but will work closely with all SEL locality training hubs.

About us

SEL ICS Context

Over the last 12 months locality training hubs, of which there are six in South East London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark), have formalised their collaborative working arrangements to align with the operating guidance from HEE. Bromley Education and Training Hub (BETH) was nominated as the STP Level Training Hub with the management lead being provided by Bromley and the clinical lead being provided by Bexley.

Each locality training hub employs lead nurses and works very closely with HEE and local HEIs to support the training of the nursing team across the spectrum of experience. Introduction of the STP level training hub has strengthened these links and provided more opportunities for collaboration.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What is a Training Hub?

Training hubs have been rolled out across the country to meet the educational needs of the multi- disciplinary Primary Care team and support the development of our current and future workforce.

Training hubs are tasked with not only ensuring the delivery of quality education, training and support for our existing workforce but also supporting workforce planning (including recruitment, retention and return of all staff groups) and are an essential vehicle of workforce transformation.

As part of this remit, training hubs are tasked with supporting the training of our future workforce and facilitating the development of new and emerging roles. Training hubs aim to bring together NHS organisations, community providers, local authorities and education providers to deliver a broader education platform than the more traditional single approach. Every Primary Care Network (PCN) will have access to training hub resources.

SEL ICS Context

Over the last 12 months locality training hubs, of which there are six in South East London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark), have formalised their collaborative working arrangements to align with the operating guidance from HEE. BromleyEducation and Training Hub (BETH) was nominated as the STP Level Training Hub with themanagement lead being provided by Bromley and the clinical lead being provided by Bexley.

Locality training hubs continue to provide local intelligence, support and development. Locality training hubs continue to run the support forums for nurses, Practice Managers, etc and work with PCNs on workforce planning.

Training hubs are involved in rolling out preceptorship, training placement quality management, working with practices, PCNs and universities to ensure we can offer the best training posts to a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professionals, from GP trainees and student nurses, to trainee nurse associates and work experience students.

Whether it is supporting a Health Care Assistant through enrolling on a Nursing Associate apprenticeship, upskilling a practice nurse or planning workforce at a PCN level, the training hub is the point of contact.

Each locality training hub employs lead nurses and works very closely with HEE and local HEIs to support the training of the nursing team across the spectrum of experience. Introduction of the STP level training hub has strengthened these links and provided more opportunities for collaboration.

Role Purpose

There is universal acceptance that the nursing workforce is at huge risk, especially within primary care at the present time and that this risk is only accelerating due to the impact of both time passing and more recently the Covid-19 pandemic and the pressures put on the healthcare system.

This is a strategic and operational role combining leadership, planning and delivery skills to expand nursing placement capacity across the six boroughs, working with HEIs and the Universityof Greenwich in particular, to redesign and reinvigorate the Community Pathway

There is an opportunity for a senior nurse to come on board with the STP Level Training Hub to lead the redesign of the Community Pathway and to work with locality training hubs to expand the placements offered across primary care. This will also involve networking with providers across the six boroughs to build collaborative links and join up the educational pathway for nursing placements

The successful applicant(s) will be a General Practice Nurse (GPN) with extensive experience in supporting the nursing workforce and an experienced system leader. They will feel passionately about equipping and enabling the next generation of nurses with primary care as the first destination career choice. They will have excellent track record in delivering on projects and initiatives as well as engaging and working flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders.

The post holder will be a core member of the developing STP Level Training Hub team and will work with a range of clinicians and managers. They will be based with the STP Level Training Hub in Bromley (the Bromley Education and Training Hub BETH) but will work closely with all SEL locality training hubs.

Contract Details, Support and Line Management

  • Part-time (15 hours) at a Band 8a level

  • Fixed term 24 months

The GPN Lead for Placements will be supported and accountable as follows:

Accountable to: STP Level Training Hub Managerial & Clinical Leads Matthew Shimwell & Liz Nicholls

Line Management& Day to Day Support: STP Level Training Hub Managerial & Clinical Lead Matthew Shimwell & Liz Nicholls

Key Stakeholders

  • STP Level Training Hub

  • Locality Training Hubs

  • Locality GP Federations

  • ICS Workforce Team

  • ICS Director of Nursing for THs

  • Health Education England

  • Local HEIs

  • London Region STP Level Training Hubs

    General Duties and Responsibilities

1. Clinical Nurse Leadership and Strategy

  • Work with colleagues across the 6 SEL boroughs as well as SEL CCG/ICS and Health Education England to develop an overall nursing placement strategy for General Practice Nursing in South East London that encompasses all the current and emerging programmes and initiatives and addresses current challenges and ensuring alignment to the 10 point plan

  • Promote and advocate for General Practice Nursing within General Practice, Primary Care Networks, Federations and in Borough Partnerships, representing GPNs and the SEL Training Hubs at key strategic local, regional and national meetings.

  • Develop delivery plans for each aspect of the work.

  • Take a lead in delivery of these programmes working alongside local borough basednursing and workforce leads.

  • Keep abreast of relevant and emerging developments which have an impact on GeneralPractice Nursing and take a lead in progressing future opportunities.

  • Collaborate with nurses from across organisations including community, mental health andacute to promote the role of nursing and to develop educational opportunities across all areas of healthcare.

    2. Nurse Education

  • Build capacity to support learning in practice settings including support for existing and potential nurse assessors and supervisors to facilitate pre-registration nurse placements in primary care liaising with local Higher Education Institutions.
  • Work closely with other leads within the SEL Training Hubs to develop and expand placement capacity across the area.

  • Working with Borough Nurse Leads and practice managers to formulate induction programmes for pre-registration nurses

  • Coordinate the work of the borough based nurse educators ensuring that there is a clear programme of support and education for practice nurses.

  • Support locality training hubs in the recruitment and support of apprenticeship nursing associates, building on the good work done in each locality to date.

    3. Nurse Career Pathway Development

  • Oversee the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme in collaboration with locality training hubs ensuring that it supports development of these roles within general practice.
  • Work to increase the number of final year student placements in General Practice.

4. Mobility

      The GPN Lead for Placements will be based in the BETH offices though will need to attend meetings in other locations.

      5. Confidentiality

      You will have access to confidential information relating patients and staff. You are required to exercise due consideration in the way you use such information and should not act in any way, which might be prejudicial to the interests of BETH. If you are in any doubt regarding the use of information in the pursuit of your duties you should seek advice from the BETH Board of Directors

      6. Information Governance

      You must keep up-to-date with the requirements of Information Governance ensure that information you have access to is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively. You must appropriately manage all of the Information you handle during the course of your contract making the information available for sharing in a controlled manner and subject to statutory requirements.

      7. Health and Safety

      You must be aware of the responsibility placed on you under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to maintain a healthy and safe working environment for both staff and visitors.

      8. Infection Control

      You are responsible for protecting yourself and others against infection risks.

      9. Acceptance of Gifts and Hospitality

      The conduct of members in the public service should be scrupulously impartial and honest and in this context any offers of gifts or hospitality should be discussed with the Head of BETH.

      Person Specification

      Experience

      Essential

      • Extensive experience in Primary Care.
      • Extensive experience in supporting the nursing workforce.
      • Experienced system leader.

      Desirable

      • Experience of working in training hubs.

      Qualifications

      Essential

      • General Practice Nurse (GPN)

      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.

      UK Registration

      Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

      Employer details

      Employer name

      Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

      Address

      Kelsey Park Farmhouse

      379 Croydon Road

      Beckenham

      BR3 3QL


      Employer's website

      https://bromleygpalliance.org/


      Date posted

      01 April 2021

      Pay scheme

      Agenda for change

      Band

      Band 8a

      Salary

      Negotiable

      Contract

      Fixed-Term

      Duration

      24 months

      Working pattern

      Part-time

      Reference number

      B0166-21-8840

      Job locations

      Kelsey Park Farmhouse

      379 Croydon Road

      Beckenham

      BR3 3QL


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