Are you ready to unlock your potential within a challenging, creative and fast paced work environment? Do you want to escape your current job role and work with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past? Now is the time to breakinto offender healthcare and develop your career.
As part of the South West Prison Healthcare contract awarded to Oxleas NHS trust in 2022, we are able to expand recruitment and are looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable and motivated Staff Nurse
to join our friendly team at HMP Leyhill.
HMP Leyhill is a category D open prison, preparing prisoners for release and resettlement back in to the community.
Our healthcare team have a real impact on promoting health and well-being to those in prison and we pride ourselves on using skills and strategies that instil hope for patients future resettlement back into the community. We directly deliver Mental Health, Physical Health, Pharmacy and Clinical Substance Misuse in an integrated healthcare delivery model to provide effective and responsive care to improve wellbeing and support better outcomes in the future.
As part of our primary care
team, you will enjoy all the benefits of NHS AfC employment (inc pension) with the opportunity to work within a forward-thinking service, who encourage career and personal development to all staff to increase their clinical and interpersonal skills.Main duties of the job
Our Staff Nurses have a very varied role where no two days are the same. As a staff nurse you will be required to exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and have the ability to plan and reach complex and critical judgements. You will be delivering high quality clinical care within the Integrated Healthcare Service for the prison which will include acute & primary care, long term conditions management, enhanced assessment and diagnostic intervention services and health promotion activities. In order to do the above you will be required 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.
Our staff nurses operate in 3 core areas:
- Reception/First night in custody
- Primary care
- Emergency Response
As a staff nurse you will screen new arrivals to the prison completing detailed reception screens and assessing risks for new patients. This will enable you to ascertain what the patient may require in their first 48 hours on site.
You will then run daily clinics which include urgent care same day matters to triage and routine primary care such as long term condition management, imms & vacs, wound care, health screening and promotion and care planning.
Our staff nurses also provide emergency response to any incidents on site at the prison, this includes on the wings, in healthcare and communal areas.About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. 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.
Our healthcare departments operate across four prisons in the BSGW cluster each of which require a bespoke service responding to the prisoner and prison needs:
- HMP Ashfield - Cat C - Population = 412
- HMP Bristol - Cat B - Population = 638
- HMP Erlestoke - Cat C - Population = 494
- HMP Leyhill - Cat D (Open) - Population = 460
Oxleas are the lead provider across 10 South West prisons and operate in Devon and Dorset in addition to the above.
Our wider 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 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.
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:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We're Kind
- We're Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
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, 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.
The post holder will work collaboratively with the Clinical Lead, GPs, and other clinicians to meet and review service needs as required
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. The prison is located just off the M5, 15 minutes away from Bristol and 30 minutes from Gloucester. There is plenty of free onsite parking, staff can also access the gym facilities for free before work and at lunchtime. Our working hours are Monday-Friday 07:30-17:30, Saturday & Sunday's 07:30-12:00. We really encourage and welcome visits should you wish to find out more and see for yourself the set up and environment, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.Person SpecificationEducation/ QualificationsEssential
- Professional Qualification. (Registered General Nurse) (Essential)
- Post Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of two years' experience at Band 5.
- Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)
- Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare
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- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, presenting ideas with clarity in a persuasive and influential style.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding of change management and new ways of working.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
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