Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, Dubai
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is working with Macani, a highly respected Abu Dhabi based organisation with a mission to develop and extend high quality mental health care across the United Arab Emirates.
‘Maudsley Health, Abu Dhabi’ has provided mental health services in Abu Dhabi for almost four years. The approach is innovative and exciting and is generating significant interest across the Region.
In March 2018 the Service commenced a contract with the Ministry of Health and Prevention to support the development of a Centre of Excellence. This is a truly exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a senior and experienced team working to support the further development of existing services and influence and shape new services in great facilities. You would be working closely with experienced Director level staff from the Maudsley and the in house leadership team at the Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital. The Hospital has recently achieved JCI Accreditation.
As this is still a new and developing initiative a degree of flexibility and creativity will be required together with an appreciation of relevant cultural issues. Of greatest importance is the ambition to deliver high quality, evidence based services.
The ability to speak Arabic is an advantage but is not essential.
Closing Date; 26th June 2019
For an informal discussion about this post please contact;
Jo Fletcher, Managing Director, Maudsley Health jo.fletcher @ mohap. gov. ae
Jane Sayer, Director of Nursing, Maudsley Health jane.sayer @ mohap. gov. ae
Application Form to be found at ‘Work for Us’ on www. maudsleyhealth. com.
Post Title: Head of Education and Training
Grade: Band 8B/C
Department: Senior Management Team
Reports To: Managing Director, Maudsley Health
Accountable To: Managing Director
Working closely with the Senior Management Team, to initiate, deliver and embed programmes of education and development to enhance the safety, experience and outcomes of people using services, and to improve the skill and satisfaction of staff delivering care. This will be achieved by the provision of:
Meaningful mandatory training
Postgraduate training in mental health nursing
Advanced clinical training for all professionals
Leadership and management development
Research and development opportunities
Implementation of a credible weekly training programme
Supervision and appraisal
Supportive work placements for staff on secondment and rotation from UK and elsewhere
Close collaboration with the quality team in order to achieve further accreditations in the field of mental health.
This role is to support the development of a Centre of Excellence, working closely with the Senior Management Team at the Al Amal Hospital. The post is subject to change, depending upon the needs of the contract.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Maudsley Health and manages a small team
KEY RESULT AREAS
The post-holder is expected to achieve the following outcomes: Achieving Professional Excellence
There is good provision of meaningful mandatory training based on assessment of needs and risks. This is reviewed annually, and following any significant events.
All staff participate in meaningful mandatory training that contributes to the safety and well-being of service users.
Staff are able to describe what authority and accountability they hold for clinical-decision making and outcomes.
Staff are able to describe their responsibilities to their Professional Code.
Staff are able to participate in and have access to national professional organisations and local policies and practice guidance to support their clinical practice.
Staff are recruited based on an objective assessment of their competence for the role for which they applied in line with the requirements of the contract.
Staff undertake regular assessment of their competence within an agreed framework that matches the Knowledge and Skills Framework and the Professional Code of Conduct.
To oversee and support the work of the Clinical Resource Nurses.
To deliver training for staff, including training on presenting, using simulation and experiential learning.
There is a multi-disciplinary annual workforce development plan in place for professional development.
Staff access relevant clinical and leadership training which enable them to deliver excellent care, within the requirements of service delivery plans.
CAG Leads and Nurse Managers are supported to identify learning needs within a designated area related to excellent mental health nursing care, and develop these into a training plan with the Head of Education and Training.
Clinical staff are able to access clinical and professional supervision, and are developed as specialist practitioners
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