Practice Nurse Mentor

Lincolnshire Training Hub

The closing date is 06 December 2022

Job summary

As primary care develops and changes to meet the growing needs of local communities, it is vital that the General Practice Nurse (GPN) workforce also expands and develops. Whilst new GPNs are recruited to primary care multidisciplinary teams they will require support in developing expertise and capacity to deliver care. It is anticipated that many new GPNs will increasingly have little or no prior experience in general practice as they may be newly qualified, moving from other areas into general practice settings, or returning to practice. If newly recruited GPNs are to be retained in general practice it is especially during their early weeks and months in general practice settings to ensure a level of support that guides skill and expertise development, helps to increase confidence and provides a foundation on which a long and rewarding career can be built.

Career Start is a 2year supported programme aiming to embed new and returning nurses into primary care and improve retention. The programme combines training, support and career development into a rounded package.

Aimed at experienced GPNs with an interest in supporting new to practice and return to practice nurses within the Career Start programme. This is a portfolio working opportunity with a chance to develop mentoring and training skills, whilst offering newly qualified and return to practice nurses support to embed into the local primary care landscape.

Please note, this role is as on a self-employed basis.

Main duties of the job

What does the role involve?

  • Mentoring new to practice GPN fellows- those within the first year of qualification
  • Mentoring return to practice nurses in a GP placement
  • Undertaking training organised by Lincolnshire Training Hub (LTH)
  • Active participation in peer support and learning, as well as feedback and quality assurance, on a regular basis
  • Number of mentees negotiable

What is the commitment required to be a mentor?

  • Mentors will be responsible for managing their own time
  • Time may vary depending on mentee(s)
  • Working in primary care
  • Timings are flexible and negotiable between mentor and mentee
  • Initial mentor training

How will LTH support?

  • Bespoke mentoring and coaching course
  • Monthly review sessions where you can debrief, feedback and seek peer support
  • WhatsApp group with mentors, where you can seek support and guidance
  • Named lead for any concerns or queries that arise
  • Opportunity for external coaching and mentoring qualification
  • Hourly rate of pay

About us

Lincolnshire Training Hub (LTH) is focussed on exploring and meeting the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care team. Bringing together organisations, community providers and local authorities. LTH is committed to supporting the workforce, recruitment, retention and developmental needs of Primary Care. We provide educational development opportunities and information to support all members of the healthcare team. We also facilitate student placements for school children, undergraduate students and post graduate learners.

Our multi professional clinical educator team have extensive experience of delivering education and supporting learners in multiple clinical and non-clinical environments. Our non-clinical team support the project management and LTH development ensuring that objectives are met and measured whilst implementing a strong governance structure to feedback and share best practice. LTH supports the work of the Lincolnshire System ICB and works in partnership to lead on projects on behalf of the Lincolnshire system.

Date posted

09 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£40 an hour

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

E0385-22-4582

Job locations

The Old Rectory

High Street

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

LN1 2SE


Job description

Job responsibilities

This Career Start Programme is a flexible pick and mix support and training package which aims to support an effective and enjoyable transition into general practice. It aligns with Health Education Englands Primary Care and General Practice Nursing Career and Core Capabilities Framework, published in 2022.

The type of support the mentees will require will vary as will their career goals. As a mentor, you will work closely with your nurse within a coaching/mentoring role. How this looks will vary between the nurses you are mentoring.

Mentor Training Requirements

All LTH mentors are expected to attend the LTH arranged mentor training. This training consists of 3 x 2hour sessions. Sessions will be arranged to suit those attending including the option of evenings. Additional courses in leadership and mentoring are available for personal development.

Mentor Commitments

  • All LTH mentors should remain in contact with LTH on a regular basis
  • All LTH mentors will need to attend initial mentor/coaching training provided by LTH
  • Mentorship clinical supervision monthly meetings should be attended whenever possible this is an opportunity to debrief and meet other mentors
  • Maintain regular meetings or contact with mentee to aid development throughout the 2 years. Contact is as required by mentee suggested monthly for an hour.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This Career Start Programme is a flexible pick and mix support and training package which aims to support an effective and enjoyable transition into general practice. It aligns with Health Education Englands Primary Care and General Practice Nursing Career and Core Capabilities Framework, published in 2022.

The type of support the mentees will require will vary as will their career goals. As a mentor, you will work closely with your nurse within a coaching/mentoring role. How this looks will vary between the nurses you are mentoring.

Mentor Training Requirements

All LTH mentors are expected to attend the LTH arranged mentor training. This training consists of 3 x 2hour sessions. Sessions will be arranged to suit those attending including the option of evenings. Additional courses in leadership and mentoring are available for personal development.

Mentor Commitments

  • All LTH mentors should remain in contact with LTH on a regular basis
  • All LTH mentors will need to attend initial mentor/coaching training provided by LTH
  • Mentorship clinical supervision monthly meetings should be attended whenever possible this is an opportunity to debrief and meet other mentors
  • Maintain regular meetings or contact with mentee to aid development throughout the 2 years. Contact is as required by mentee suggested monthly for an hour.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as a General Practice Nurse

Desirable

  • Experience as a mentor, supervisor or assessor for healthcare professionals or students
  • Working within Lincolnshire STP

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to travel to visit nurse mentees in Lincolnshire

Desirable

  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience of networking
  • Experience of additional practice nurse roles such as leadership, service improvement
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as a General Practice Nurse

Desirable

  • Experience as a mentor, supervisor or assessor for healthcare professionals or students
  • Working within Lincolnshire STP

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to travel to visit nurse mentees in Lincolnshire

Desirable

  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience of networking
  • Experience of additional practice nurse roles such as leadership, service improvement

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).

Additional information

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

Lincolnshire Training Hub

Address

The Old Rectory

High Street

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

LN1 2SE


Employer's website

https://www.lincolnshiretraininghub.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Training Hub

Address

The Old Rectory

High Street

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

LN1 2SE


Employer's website

https://www.lincolnshiretraininghub.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Nurse

Hannah Daniel

hannah.daniel2@nhs.net

07535524012

Date posted

09 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£40 an hour

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number

E0385-22-4582

Job locations

The Old Rectory

High Street

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

LN1 2SE


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