Bank Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheerness
Salary
£31,947 an hour inc. p.a. pro-rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Part Time
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Bank Mental Health Nurses, Band 5 Kent Prisons (HMP Elmley & HMP Swaleside)

To provide quality mental health assessment and screening for offenders as part of the health screening. Triage prisoners within an identified time frame. Provide emergency support. Medication Management. Good documentation and communication
  • To work under the direction of senior staff to deliver and constantly strive to improve the offender healthcare services
  • To provide mental 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)


Able to support and facilitate mental health groups with other mental health professionals. Present patients at weekly ward rounds. Attend ACCT reviews

Main duties of the job

To provide mental health nursing care to offenders. This will require liaison with HMP prison and Serco senior managers and staff probation services, education staff, security personnel, and external NHS providers both in primary and secondary care, and visiting specialists when required.

To support senior staff in the development of high quality mental health care through the effective assessment, development and implementation programmes. To assess care needs and provide high quality nursing care as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for offenders who have mental health care needs utilising the CPA processes and risk assessment & care planning.

To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided based upon the CPA care plan process, incorporating relevant communication and liaison with other care providers and the wider prison establishment

To promote the overall health and well being of the offender population using evidence based practice.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities

To provide mental health nursing care to offenders. This will require liaison with HMP prison and Serco senior managers and staff probation services, education staff, security personnel, and external NHS providers both in primary and secondary care, and visiting specialists when required.

To support senior staff in the development of high quality mental health care through the effective assessment, development and implementation programmes. To assess care needs and provide high quality nursing care as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for offenders who have mental health care needs utilising the CPA processes and risk assessment & care planning.

To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided based upon the CPA care plan process, incorporating relevant communication and liaison with other care providers and the wider prison establishment

To promote the overall health and well being of the offender population using evidence based practice.

Further information is provided on the attached Job description & Person Specification.

Person Specification Professional Registration Essential
  • Current NMC registration


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