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Senior Nurse - Inpatients

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Isle of Sheppey
Salary
£37,392 to £44,618 a year pa inc
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Nurse to join our inpatients team at HMP Swaleside in Kent. Within this post you will provide a quality healthcare service and a range of specialist interventions for offenders. You will support junior colleagues, assist & support the Primary Care Leads as directed to deliver a nurse-led integrated healthcare service and develop a specialist practice-based clinical model of care for offenders.

Main duties of the job

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, to ensure junior staff receive appropriate supervision, 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.

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:

o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Important Plese 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).
  • To support the delivery of an effective integrated healthcare service clinical model.
  • To manage a complex clinical caseload.
  • To support the development, implementation and maintenance of the National Standards for Health Care in Prisons for the service.
  • Ensure all clinics and consultations are delivered in a clinically effective and timely way, in line with service needs.
  • Maintain systems for the collection of triage & allocation of referrals as appropriate and monitoring and supporting the auditing of quality and effectiveness of service delivery.
  • To be able to give intravenous injections, immunisations and syringe pumps and infusions as necessary for the role of co-ordinating complex prisoners


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification. (Registered Mental Health)
  • Post Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience.


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of two years' experience at Band 5.
  • Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare
  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • Experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.


Desirable

  • Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

Essential

  • 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.
  • Ability to lead and empower people to make decisions and to plan ahead.
  • Knowledge of current National Prison Health Quality & Performance Indicators
  • Good analytical and judgement skills


Effort and Environment

Essential

  • Ability to manage complex & challenging behaviour


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Swaleside

Brabazon Rd, Eastchurch

Isle of Sheppey

ME12 4AX

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277-6198496-SWAL-B

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