Paediatric Regional Clinical Lead

  • Job Reference: PRCL/NOR/PCH/EH
  • Date Posted: 28 December 2018
  • Recruiter: UKICS
  • Location: Norfolk
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus and Car Allowance
  • Sector: Clinical
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Contact: Emma Hinchliffe
  • Email: Emma.hinchliffe@ukics.com
  • Telephone: 01275 547 293

Job Description

Paediatric Regional Clinical Lead
Home based with frequent travel
Full Time, Permanent 
Bonus & Car Allowance included


Pulse Community Healthcare is currently looking to recruit a passionate and knowledgeable Paediatric Nurse to work with our complex care packages as a Regional Clinical Lead. PCH is an established, leading provider of complex care in the community and we pride ourselves on the quality of care that we provide. We are passionate about enabling individuals with complex care needs to exceed expectations.

You will be using your clinical expertise to support our clients, their families and our workers within a number of our care packages to ensure excellence in service delivery. 

You will be:

• A band 6 or above Nurse with experience in complex care.
• Passionate about delivering excellence in clinical and holistic care.

Our Nurses are at the heart of our business, so we will offer you:

• Excellent rates of pay
• The opportunity to enhance your career by applying acute clinical skills in the community setting.
• Competitive bonus scheme 
• Car and travel allowance 
• Full induction programme and training
• Support with ongoing professional development
• Senior clinical support
• Excellent company culture with reward and recognitions schemes
• Strong internal support team

Reporting to the Senior Clinical Lead and working collaboratively with the operational team the post holder will assist in ensuring that clients are being provided high quality care. Support Workers are the backbone of the Community Services division within Pulse Community Healthcare ; therefore the Clinical Lead  is responsible to ensure they achieve their full potential to deliver specific clinical interventions through training, team meetings and competency framework.

Responsibilities of the Paediatric Clinical Lead:

• Clinical practice is delivered to PCH standards and best practice by ensuring:
• Clinical reviews are undertaken
• Health requirements are re-assessed
• Audits are undertaken
• Reviews of Complex care plans and re-addressed as necessary
• Medication Management and transcription
• Protocols and prescriptions are re-addressed
• Contingency plans for packages are reviewed
• Support staff competencies
• Working collaboratively with other agencies/organisations to manage all aspects of care
• Communication with the Multi-Disciplinary Team around the client.
• Good standards of communication 
• Solid working relationships with both client and their family
• Thorough incident investigations
• Teamwork

New Client Package Management

• Potential client packages need structure and good time management to maintain thorough process by:
• Clinical assessment 
• Clinical care plan creation and implementation
• Oversee Training requirement for package
• Medication Management 
• Contingency and Protocols for potential package
• Working collaboratively with all agencies and organisations on the transition/discharge
• Ensure Competency Framework is followed at all times
• Operational and Business Development Team work 
• Holistic approach and ability to implement change
• Maintain client and family relationships
• Good communication and inter-personal skills

Support Worker Management

• The Clinical Lead will ensure best practice, quality and delivery of care is delivered by the support worker by ensuring:
• Training levels are achieved and identified
• Competencies are fulfilled and assessed
• Audits are completed
• Clinical interventions are delivered to high standards
• Best practice is maintained
• Policies and procedures are adhered to

General Duties

• Creative solutions and decision making to manage workload
• Information technology (IT) supportive skills 
• Work within the complex packages to grasp all aspect of role and care delivery
• Maintain and be responsible for continuous professional development
• Attend regular mandatory clinical conference calls and clinical meetings
• Maintaining PREP requirements 
• Work in collaboration with the clinical central team
• Assists with ensuring CQC compliance with relevant quality policies and procedures and legislative requirements and keeping up to date with changes as determined by the Quality and Compliance team.
• Ensure all checks are carried out in line with Company standards
• Responsibility for presenting a professional and businesslike manner at all times
• Resolve complaints/problems quickly & accurately following appropriate procedure
• Adheres to the company’s health and safety policies and procedures, reporting issues to management if required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education / Qualifications

• Good level of basic education - Essential
• Registered Childrens Nurse with a current NMC registration Band 6/7 - Essential
• Numerate & literate - Essential

Skills / Abilities

• Be able to develop person centred care plans with clients - Essential
• Experience of Clinical Risk Management - Essential
• Ability to organise and prioritise own work load - Essential
• Strong interpersonal skills - Essential
• Good telephone manner - Essential
• Strong IT skills - Desirable

Experience/Knowledge

• Experience of undertaking comprehensive risk assessments - Essential
• Experience of interviewing and coordinating nurses / HCA’s - Desirable
• Experience of managing client relationships - Essential
• Experience in ITU / HDU - Desirable
• Experience in Acute or District Nursing - Desirable
• A minimum of 1 year’s experience working with children with complex needs - Essential 
• Experience of working with ventilated patients - Essential

Personal Qualities / Values and Principles

• Confidently liaise with social workers, families and clients - Essential 
• Willing to travel frequently (own car is a requirement) - Essential
• Person centred approach and involvement - Essential
• Service User takes priority - Essential
• Non-discriminatory approach - Essential
• Current CRB Check - Essential