To provide specialist mental healthcare to offenders and to work as part of the Mental Health Team and wider mental health services.
To deliver a range of specialist interventions at primary and secondary care level to include
Main duties of the job
- Referral management, screening assessment, triage, and evidence-based interventions
- Care Planning and risk assessing
- One-to-one and group-work facilitation
- Managing a mixed and challenging caseload including people struggling with severe enduring mental illness, personality difficulties and neurodevelopmental problems.
To contribute to alternatives to inpatient admission and assisting with early discharge, through the implementation of high intensity specialist interventions and complex case management arrangements resulting in continuity of care for an offender on ordinary location, reduced length of stay (both in relation to prison inpatient services and external NHS or independent in-patient services).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:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We're Kind
- We're Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
To communicate effectively on a range of issues that are often complex in their nature and in complex situations.
Participate in the annual appraisal reviews and demonstrate reflective practice through the Knowledge and Skills Framework.
To maintain comprehensive and timely electronic clinical records ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.
Provide supervision, mentorship & leadership for junior staff.Take all necessary care in the working environment, adhering to relevant health and safety policies.
Participate and positively contribute to the services integrated clinical governance arrangements.
Carry out administrative tasks as directed including research, audit, data, and activity statistics. IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ: All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting in order to work in a Prison Setting. This will be completed as part of the pre-employment checks through Oxleas and the prison vetting team. You will need to provide: Proof of right to work documentation Proof of ID, needs to include 1 photographicID Proof of address documentation Non-UK passport holders will need to have correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code. Address History: 5 years address history will be needed. Applicants that are not UK Passport holders who provide less than 5 years UK address history will need to provide a Police Certificate which must be in English from where they resided previously. Applicants who are UK Passport holders who have lived abroad for a period of more than six months during the last three years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check in English from the countries resided in or visited . In order to assist you in obtaining a Police Certificate, guidance can be sought from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants If the country you have resided in is not listed here, you can obtain the necessary information by contacting the relevant Embassy or High Commission for that Country. Their contact details can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website ( http://www.fco.gov.uk/en ). Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationsEssential
- Professional Qualification. (Registered Mental Nurse)
- Post Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience.
- Appropriate working experience post qualification as a psychiatric nurse
- Experience in prison or secure settings
- Experience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations.
- Experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.
- Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)
Effort and EnvironmentEssential
- Clear understanding of CPA policy
- Clear understanding of Risk Assessment principles and procedures.
- Show a clear understanding of how to give and receive highly complex and sensitive material.
- Sound evidence based clinical knowledge of adult mental health treatments and support.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to manage complex & challenging behaviour
Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Brabazon Road, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey
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