Presentation on theme: "NHS TDA focus on the Nurse Director : NEXT GENERATION Peter Blythin Director of Nursing Jacqueline McKenna Deputy Director of Nursing Philippa Davies,"— Presentation transcript:
NHS TDA focus on the Nurse Director : NEXT GENERATION Peter Blythin Director of Nursing Jacqueline McKenna Deputy Director of Nursing Philippa Davies, Deputy Director of Nursing East and North Herts NHS Trust
The Director of Nursing - new spot light? Most scrutinised Board position. Many roles within the post – portfolios increasingly being rationalised Many situations – not just the acute setting Many challenges – individual and collective Which ?
Director of Nursing post Number Substantive, experienced DN in post for more than one year 56 (plus four resigned still in post) Substantive, experienced DN in post for less than one year 13 (four due to start in next few months) Substantive post, first DN post12 Vacant, Deputy DN acting up8 Vacant, Interim in post10 The Current Situation... Total = 99
NTDA objective to have excellent, sustainable clinical leadership BUT… Labour market tight Search companies competing for talent
Additional considerations... First post – no such thing as a small trust to cut your teeth on Evidence exists that deputies almost ready but not quite there or are hesitant to apply? Not always able to appoint – Boards much clearer about what they need / want Trend DNs retiring at 55 Diversity
Pre – interview advice Post interview feedback and coaching – spot talent Opportunities and coaching by DNs re board behaviour/expectations Developed the NHS TDA Next Generation Programme with the Leadership Academy First cohort Jan-April 2014 Developing the talent …
Next Generation Programme Criteria experienced deputy/divisional nurse and applying for ND posts Spotting talent Giving people targeted support and development Individual feedback on CV and discussion about career aspirations Screening
Next Generation Programme Two day session in partnership with the Leadership Academy Focus on individual and personal impact Moving from Senior Nurse to Board application Contact with experienced Nurse Directors Sponsorship – by experienced Nurse Directors Detailed look at the Nurse Director recruitment process Exposure to search companies
Next Generation Programme Putting it into practice Apply for a fictitious Nurse Director role in real time at Central Manchester NHS FT and Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust; CV Stakeholder events Panel interview Individual feedback
Next Generation Programme, early evaluation Have never attended a programme that was consistently this positive and useful throughout A very different refreshing approach to usual leadership development – not just about recruitment, gave a wider perspective on leadership. Thank you I have rarely enjoyed a 2 day event as much as the past 2 days. I have learnt lots and I can apply to my professional development.
Next Generation Programme, early evaluation SessionExcellentGood Pre vacancy1/65/6 Preliminary interviews1/65/6 Demystifying Exec Search1/65/6 Pre Interview activity2/53/5 Panel Interview3/6 Negotiation session0/66/6 SessionExcellentGood Experiences5/61/6 Interviewing for success5/61/6
Next Generation Programme, personal reflection Philippa Davies
Outcomes… Time to reflect on career aspirations Better understanding of the ND role and working at Board level Better understanding of the ND recruitment process Development due to feedback Secure a ND role, tracking
In summary… We value and understand the importance of the ND role We understand the challenges and opportunities you face We know how challenging it is to secure a ND post and to transition into the role Offer you as much support as you want Committed to your development and success