Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner and works in partnership to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and substance misuse services to the diverse and culturally rich communities we serve.
In our quest to deliver patient-focused quality care we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Senior Staff Nurse
to join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Primary Care
team at HMP Coldingley.
Working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we provide responsive, dependable and high-quality primary care and mental health services to existing offenders (and those at risk of offending) in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will deliver an expert healthcare service to patients within Surrey. They will offer advice to clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and the patients.
To provide a comprehensive primary care physical health service and work primarily within primary care which is part of an integrated healthcare service which includes Primary care, Substance misuse and Mental Health In reach.
To undertake physical health assessments, undertake clinics, provide and evaluate a range of health treatments and interventions, to meet the men's healthcare needs and contribute to the wider continuous development of healthcare services.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options to provide physical health clinical guidance to all staff on matters relating to physical health and wellbeing.
To ensure high standards of primary care services are delivered in a changing healthcare environment, ensuring that the needs of the men are at the centre of practice.
To ensure that the Healthcare Team is integrated within the centre and that there is excellent communication and working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
Is expected to continually promote high standards of service within the nursing team and contribute to development of a culture of professionalism within the team.
To participate in a flexible working arrangement which will include weekends and unsocial hours when required.
We offer staff ongoing career progression through monthly supervision, annual personal development plans/appraisals and access to exciting internal and external training opportunities. Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to a Preceptorship Programme, Support and guidance with Revalidation, Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies. Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package.
The trust also values its staff and you are entitled to become a member of MyTrustBenefits. It is an online portal for all CNWL staff, as well as their family and friends. It offers over 1400 discounts at hundreds of retailers nationwide.
All of our sites in Surrey offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff.
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To plan, deliver and evaluate interventions for treatment as clinically appropriate using evidence based models
- To set up processes/protocols for effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for those patients with physical and mental health and substance misuse
- To safeguard vulnerable patients in line with Trust safeguarding
- To apply local Risk Assessment and management
- To make appropriate referral to other available services for longer term
- Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary clinical practice to provide focused and integrated care and treatment programmes/packages.
- To be aware of the appropriate handling of aggressive patients and the appropriate procedures for dealing with
- Work collaboratively with staff of other disciplines e.g. supervisors and directors to provide integrated and coordinated
- To work within own competency and ensure that any training needs are communicated to the team
- To participate in local audits and trust audits to enhance quality of care. To participate in clinical governance and utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the multi-disciplinary
- To liaise with other professional services (hospital staff, GPs, caseworkers, sharing information where
- To work in a highly emotive atmosphere with clients with offending histories and / or mental health problems on a regular basis, and be able to communicate sensitive and complex information, whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times.
- To attend and contribute to centre meetings as required, and to present the view of Healthcare Team for relevant clinical issues. To ensure any actions taken from these meetings are met or that the appropriate individual to carry out the action is
- To ensure that efficient pathways of care are being created for the trainees, including collecting collateral information for new trainees and making appropriate referrals into the community when they are approaching
- To work closely with colleagues to ensure information in relation to risk is collected and communicated sensitively and
- To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entry and
- To ensure that with all aspects of professional activity (e.g. communication with patients, relatives, colleagues as well as in the assessment, development/delivery of interventions) issues of diversity such as race, culture, identity, gender and sexuality are sensitively considered and incorporated to reflect individual differences appropriately.
Person Specification Education / Qualification Essential
- Registered General Nurse
- Evidence of personal and professional development since registration.
- oPost registration qualification appropriate to speciality
- oChronic disease management or long term condition qualification
- oENB 998 or equivalent
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES Essential
- Knowledge of medication rounds and the safe storage and administration of drugs
- oKnowledge of, and ability to follow, NMC code of conduct
- oKnowledge of clinical audit process and an ability to use audit tools
- oAbility to assess plans, implement and evaluate patient care & act accordingly if untoward changes occurred.
- oKnowledge of risk assessment and management and its implementation.
- oAbility to treat patients with respect and dignity.
- oAbility to use computer to access patient information and use email.
- oAble to use computer software packages such as MS Word and Excel
- oDemonstrates the ability to manage work under pressure
- oSensitive to colleagues and able to promote a positive motivating environment
- oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
- oProblem solving skills & Stress management skills & Conflict resolution skills
- oKnowledge of, and ability to uphold patient confidentiality
- oAbility to maintain patient records within standards required by locally, Trust & NMC
- oUnderstand the different roles of the multi-disciplinary team and own role within it
- oAbility to demonstrate evidence-based practice & understanding of clinical governance in maintaining quality of care
- oAbility to provide and accept feedback, support, clinical/managerial supervision
- oKnowledge of current developments in specialist clinical area.
- oCaring approach
- oCommitted to personal/professional development
- oDependable and a sense of responsibility
- oFlexible approach to work
- oLeadership skills (motivating, using initiative, change management).
- oExperience at band 5 grade
- oAbility to keep accurate records
- oPractical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
- oExperience in providing and receiving supervision
- oExperience of running clinics and/or group work
- oExperience of working within a secure environment / prison
- oExperience of systmone IT system
- oMotivated to maintain the highest standards in a changing service.
- oAwareness of health & Safety issues
- oWillingness to undertake further training relevant to clinical area.
- oAble to recognise signs of stress in self & others.
- oAble to work day and night flexible shifts
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