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Physical Health lead Nurse Band 6

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum pro rata including Inner London Allowance
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The post holder will work across the Inpatient and the Inreach Team and lead on the Physical Health pathway for the 2 services. The 22 bedded Healthcare Ward in HMP Pentonville which provides mental and physical healthcare to Prisoners transferred to the unit from elsewhere in the Prison due to their healthcare needs. The mental health inreach team works within the prison wings and provides a multifaceted model with elements of crisis intervention, brief assessment and intervention, long term case management and assertive outreach.

Main duties of the job

Act as lead nurse for a defined group (Physical Health Clients) of patients and liaises with the primary / associate nurses to ensure a consistent approach to delivering care.

Act as the lead nurse for PH pathway for the inreach team caseloads, organising clinics, datacollection as required and provide a holistic care approach to the clients.

Assess plan, implement and evaluate the care provided especially with regard to identifying andmanaging risk.

Encourage patients to accept an optimum level of responsibility for their individual programmes.

Works in partnership with Healthcare Officers & other healthcare Depts to ensure that patient'sneeds are addressed, and to maximise the time out of cell and range of activities available forpatients.

Contribute to develop strategies for dealing with disturbed behaviour especially the ability to recognise and respond to signs of imminent disturbance as required.

Assist the inpatients & inreach manager, the team and charge nurses in maintaining standards of care and participate in evaluation studies and projects as required.

About us

The post holder will be expected to work within the prison with prison staff and other stakeholders establishing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships both internally and externally with other staff members characterised by trust, mutual respect, and open, honest communication.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as lead nurse for a defined group (Physical Health Clients) of patients.

liaise with the primary / associate nurses to ensure a consistent approach to delivering care.

Maintain records using electronic and paper based systems.

Works in partnership with Healthcare Officers & other healthcare Depts to ensure that patientsneeds are addressed,

Treat prisoners and patients with fairness and respect, maintaining confidentiality appropriately.

Assist the inpatients & inreach manager, the team and charge nurses in maintaining standards of care and participate in evaluation studies and projects as required.

To keep up to date with developments and research in mental health nursing and appliesrelevant to practice.

Person Specification

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • At least 12-24 months Experience in Physical Health Nursing


EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Registered General (NMC register) And evidence of post basic study


Desirable

  • ENB 998 or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification (i.e Mentorship)


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to plan and organise a range of Complex clinical interventions which require judgements to be made on competing factors
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments using a standardised or semi-structured risk assessment method
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to network, collaborate and liaise with other agencies


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

HMP Pentonville prison, Healthcare Inpatients Unit

Caledonian Road

London

N78TT

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306-BEH-1887

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