This newly created role will be part of the healthcare tam in HMP Belmarsh supporting older adults in line with NHSE New Models of Care.
As an expert practitioner and source of expert advice to clinicians, allied health care professionals, offenders and their carers, provide specialist nurse interventions to offenders.
The responsibilities of the Older Prisoners Lead Nurse (prisoners aged 50 and above) will include but are not limited to:
Ensuring population health needs are assessed and new pathways are developed as necessary, including Early identification and management of frailty.
Establishing links with other prison healthcare teams to foster cross-discipline engagement and care planning.
Establishing and developing links with the prison teams to ensure they are involved in supporting the persons care, where a person's needs may extend beyond the remit of healthcare.
Establishing links with local community services, e.g., social care, pain clinics, memory clinics or hospices, to enable access to additional services, and to receive support and advice.
The Post holder will work with voluntary organisations to ensure that a full range of services are available to older prisoners.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, make complex and critical judgments and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations of the role.
To demonstrate and provide robust expert clinical leadership to junior staff 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 monitoring systems, to promote the development of evidence based practice in the specialist field and to promote research as appropriate.
The post holder will work collaboratively with Managers, Clinical Leads, Psychiatrists, GPs and other clinicians to meet and review service needs as required
Develop effective systems and interfaces with community health services ensuring continuity of care on release or discharge.
Actively promote and demonstrate working across professional and organisational boundaries.
Oxleas - 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:
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Job description Job responsibilities
To oversee healthcare provision to older prisoners and support the development and delivery of an effective older prisoner pathway.
To ensure procedures in place for early identification and management of frailty.
To manage a specialised & complex clinical caseload.
To support service management team to maintain the National Standards for Health Care in Prisons for the service.
To deputise for the deputy head of healthcare as delegated.
Work with senior colleagues to develop strategies designed to promote and improve health and prevent disease, working proactively and collaborating with other professionals, organisations and agencies as required
As delegated, maximise resources to target need, including the deployment and supervision of staff.
Support the development of robust systems for the collection, triage & allocation of referrals as appropriate, and monitoring and auditing the quality and effectiveness of service delivery.
To monitor and maintain an effective case management service to ensure care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout a patients care pathway whilst in prison.
Monitor staff performance high standards of electronic record-keeping competencies through effective monitoring and auditing processes
To monitor and review the implementation of appropriate & effective and accredited care planning tools / CPA for all offenders that are subject to the process in accordance with agreed trust policies.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Registered Nurse RMN / RGN
- Degree level qualification
- 2 years as band 6
- Prison Experience
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