Practice Development Nurse - Adult Mental Health (FOI)
Practice Development Nurse - Adult Mental Health (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 March 2023.
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I am interested in a new post of Practice Development Nurse - Adult Mental Health.
Who completed the business case for this new post? Who wrote the JD for this post? Could I have a copy of the JD? Who approved the business case for this post? Can you confirm if the Director of Adult Mental Health was involved at any stage in this process?
What date was the post advertised? Where was it advertised? How long was it advertised for?
How many people applied for the post? How many were interviewed? Who was on the interview panel? What date was the interview?
What grade is this post and what salary does that reflect per annum? Does the post come with residential qualifications? Does it come with a relocation allowance?
Can I confirm that the CEO is assured that there was no conflict of interest in the creation of a post and appointment?
The Mental Health Practice Development Nurse post is an existing post, therefore, no business case was required.
The post was vacated in January 2022. The job description was completed by the Associate Chief Nurse at the time of creation.
The current Director of Adult Mental Health and Adult Social Care was not involved at any stage of this process, or the recruitment.
A copy of the Job Description is provided, as requested.
JD Grade 6B - PDN Mental Health Jan 2021.pdf
The post was advertised on www.gov.je for two weeks, from 3 to 17 January 2023.
The post had been advertised on two previous occasions in the past year. No applications were received to either of these advertisements:
- 16 March 2022 to 6 April 2022
- 14 April 2022 to 5 May 2022
There was one applicant to the post.
The interview was conducted 31 January 2023 by the Associate Chief Nurse and the Mental Health Improvement Lead.
Government of Jersey employees below the level of Director are protected from identification for the purposes of Freedom of Information disclosure, and therefore, Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
The post is a nursing Grade 6. Public sector employee pay scales are available on www.gov.je:
Nurses and Midwives pay scales.pdf (gov.je)
As this information is available elsewhere, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
All Registered Nurse positions have provision for residential qualifications. A relocation package is available for all Registered Nurses relocating to Jersey to take up a post, if required.
The role of Practice Development Nurse for Mental Health is a corporate nursing role which sits in the Chief Nurse portfolio. The role is not in the Adult Mental Health team and, therefore, does not fall under the management of the Director for Adult Mental Health and Adult Social Care.
As previously detailed, the Mental Health Practice Development Nurse role is an existing post and was not newly created. The role had been put out to recruitment twice previously before this appointment, following successful interview at the third time of advertising, with no applications received to either of the prior advertisements.
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