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Staff Nurse - Inpatients

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Kent
Salary
£30,407 to £36,581 a year pa inc
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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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.

We are currently looking forcompassionate, knowledgeable and motivatedBand 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses or Registered General Nurse to join our friendly team atHMP Swaleside.We will welcome applications for experienced RMN's, RGN's newly qualified RMN's / RGN's or Social Workers.

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 Inpatient 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

To work under the direction of senior staff to deliver and constantly strive to improve the offender healthcare services within the inpatient unit.

To provide mental health and physical health care based on the principles of timely, comprehensive assessment and evidence based practice.

To reduce or mitigate the effects of unhealthy or high risk behaviours (ACCT).

To promote effective links with health and related services in the community to ensure continuity of care as appropriate (Care program Approach, CPA)

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 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).

The post holder will work as part of a 24 hour multi-disciplinary in-patient team.

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.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Qualification (RMN/RGN)


Desirable

  • Already in posession of an NMC PIN


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

Essential

  • An ability to assess risk and care-plan effectively
  • An understanding of the 1983 Mental Health Act and subsequent mental health legislation as they pertain to nursing.
  • Ability to demonstrate the safe and effective assessment, triage and care planning & interventions for complex cases.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, challenging and complex environment
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.


Desirable

  • Underpinning models such as 6 Cs
  • Understanding and or experience secure environments (prisons or forensic services)


Expereince

Essential

  • oCompassionate approach to care
  • oNursing experience in hospital or community setting.
  • oMust be familiar with using NHS or other healthcare databases


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Swaleside

Brabazon Rd, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey

Kent

ME12 4AX

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277-6451354-SWALE

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