Inpatient Clinical Nurse Manager

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey
£45,742 to £52,056 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical Manager for our In-Patients Unit at HMP Swaleside. This post holder will be an expert practitioner, and a source of expert advice to the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, prison staff, and prisoners with overall responsibility for the mental and physical health and well-being of offenders in their department, operational management and day-to-day leadership of the in-patient department in HMP Elmley.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified nurse with post qualifying experience in any of the following areas:-
  • Learning Disability
  • Personality Disorder
  • Substance Misuse/Dual Diagnosis
  • Mentally Disordered Offenders In addition to the above an in-depth knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and at least 2 years experience of working and supervising staff within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and an understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and in particular management of patients within secure locations. Experience in prisons would be advantageous.

The successful post holder will be required to pass all prison security clearance.

Main duties of the job

An expert practitioner, the post holder will be a source of expert advice, manager and leader to the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, prison staff, & offenders

Assume overall responsibility for the day to day mental and physical health & well-being of offenders in their department, operational management, and day-to-day responsibility for the in-patient department in HMP Elmley.
  • Quality services based on evidence-based practice
  • The post holder will have the ability to reach and make complex and critical judgements and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role.
  • The post holder will deliver and direct others to provide a range of evidence based clinical interventions for offenders.
  • The post holder will be required to take an active role in training and development both within their team and the establishments in general
  • The post holder will work closely with the Quality & Performance Manager to develop audit and evaluation tools and improve the quality and clinical effectiveness of their service

About us

Oxleas - 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:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Development of a high-quality health service
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems are in place, which enable and facilitate positive practice such as assessment, screening, nurse-led triage, a range of low and high intensity interventions and robust CPA processes, continuity of care
  • Supervision of junior staff undertaking highly complex clinical interventions
  • To represent Oxleas prison healthcare services and be an active member of Directorate and other Trust forums as required.
  • To actively promote and chair a range of integrated forums, such as case conferences, multi disciplinary forums and professional meetings as necessary.
  • To actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of offender health services.
  • To offer professional advice related to service developments.
  • To effectively provide leadership, management and support to healthcare staff
  • To be responsible for and directly manage delegated budgets as required.
  • To ensure that the service provides clinically effective interventions which are guided by national and local standards and based on clinical evidence
  • To ensure that clinical interventions are effective in reducing the length of stay IPD and external transfers.
  • To take a lead role in developing and fostering close interfaces with all prison departments and locations, such as Segregation, Reception & First Night centres, Education, ordinary location etc.
  • To lead on the planning and implementation of policies and procedures within the Service.
  • To ensure that all clinical activity and interventions and responsibilities relating to care & practice are undertaken in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To be able to give intravenous injections, immunisations and syringe pumps and infusions as necessary for the role of co-ordinating complex prisoners.
  • To ensure that staff develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding their role, experience and interventions.
  • To ensure staff are supported to achieve a high standard of practice via regular supervision, support meetings and personal development reviews and have access to the necessary training.
  • To actively promote offender healthcare through the provision of information, formal presentations, general networking and liaison with prison, statutory and other non-statutory agencies
  • The post holder will be part of skilled multidisciplinary teams comprising all healthcare staff, including strategic partners, and prison managing a single referral pathway.
  • The post holder will be required to undertake training to maximise uptake of screening, health promotion and prevention activity, including vaccinations.
  • The post holder will ensure a named care co-ordinator is allocated for every patient with complex needs who will ensure a proactive, evidence-based approach to clinical interventions, health promotion/prevention activity, and management of acute and long-term conditions using our stepped care approach.
  • The post holder will ensure that a single, integrated, care plans developed, and the individualised care is regularly reviewed.
  • The post holder will ensure that a comprehensive risk assessments and care plans are regularly reviewed in a needs-led review cycle.
  • The post holder will ensure a care coordination criteria and MDT meetings for patients with complex needs will be tailored to the needs of the establishment.
  • The post holder will ensure that they undertake all training in evidence-based CBT approaches, to enhance consistency and quality of care delivery
  • The post holder will support patients to manage their health at every stage, from oral health to long term conditions.
  • The post holder will ensure that health promotion embedded into every aspect of the service.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse



  • Inpatient Experience



  • Experience of Managing/Leading a Team

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Swaleside

Brabazon Road

Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey

ME12 4AX

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