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Senior Nurse - Inpatients

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Isle of Sheppey
£37,392 to £44,618 a year pa inc
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Nurse to join our inpatients team at HMP Swaleside in Kent. Within this post you will provide a quality healthcare service and a range of specialist interventions for offenders. You will support junior colleagues, assist & support the Primary Care Leads as directed to deliver a nurse-led integrated healthcare service and develop a specialist practice-based clinical model of care for offenders.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and have the ability to plan and reach complex and critical judgments and have decision making skills.

To deliver high quality clinical care within the Integrated Healthcare Service for the prison. This will include acute & primary care, long term conditions management, enhanced assessment and diagnostic intervention services and health promotion activities and be in line with the NHS Plan, public health indicators and National Service Frameworks.

To demonstrate and provide robust expert clinical skills with a sound understanding of evidence-based nursing practice to provide a pro-active approach to ensure quality and outcome driven practice on a day-to-day basis.

To support the development of evidence-based practice in the specialist field and to promote research as appropriate.

To participate in managerial and professional clinical supervision programme, to ensure junior staff receive appropriate supervision, training and annual appraisal and to ensure that it becomes an integral part of team practice.

To ensure the implementation of effective and appropriate patient centred care planning tools, long-term condition registers and consistent delivery throughout all the prisons within the service.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the delivery of an effective integrated healthcare service clinical model.
  • To manage a complex clinical caseload.
  • To support the development, implement and maintenance the National Standards for Health Care in Prisons for the service.
  • Ensure all clinics and consultations are delivered in a clinically effective and timely way, in line with service needs.
  • Maintain systems for the collection of triage & allocation of referrals as appropriate and monitoring and supporting the auditing of quality and effectiveness of service delivery.
  • To be able to give intravenous injections, immunisations and syringe pumps and infusions as necessary for the role of co-ordinating complex prisoners

Person Specification



  • oProfessional Qualification.
  • oPost Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience.


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)



  • oMinimum of two years' experience at Band 5.
  • oWorking knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare
  • oExperience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • o Experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.


  • oExperience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)



  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, presenting ideas with clarity in a persuasive and influential style.
  • oAbility to demonstrate an understanding of change management and new ways of working.
  • oAbility to lead and empower people to make decisions and to plan ahead.
  • oKnowledge of current National Prison Health Quality & Performance Indicators
  • oGood analytical and judgement skills

Effort and Environment


  • oAbility to manage complex & challenging behaviour

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