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Clinical Lead Primary Care

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Thamesmead, London,
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Primary Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Lead Primary Care , Band 6 Permanent - Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Are you looking for a challenge?

Do you enjoy variety and dealing with complex patients?

Do you possess excellent clinical skills?

Do you want to make a difference?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Offender Healthcare Service at HMP Belmarsh. This is a unique opportunity for a RGN to be part of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and to work at one of the high security prisons in the UK. You will assist us to provide excellent primary care and work alongside substance misuse services and mental health team.

Offenders are a challenging population group to work with and they often have complex healthcare needs. Offenders often have chaotic lives in the community and a history of poor engagement with community healthcare services. With high rates of physical, substance misuse and mental health problems, this is a real chance to make a difference.

You will be joining our established team of nurses across the prison at an exciting time and will be part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the following services: Primary Care services including First Night in Custody Reception screening, secondary screening, nurse clinics, long term condition management, Emergency Response and Substance Misuse nursing services. You will be supported by our friendly team of healthcare staff in an environment where no two days are the same.

Main duties of the job

  • The Post holder will work as clinical lead in HMP Belmarsh:
  • Reception / First Night Centre House blocks / HSU & SEG / Outpatients and nurse led clinics.
  • Provide quality primary care interventions to offenders
  • Provide direct line management, leadership and support to junior colleagues. Assist & support senior staff to deliver a nurse-led integrated primary care service
  • Develop specialist practice-based clinical models of care to HMP Belmarsh. Provide a range of quality services and interventions

About us

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:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will exercise a degree of personal and professional autonomy, make complex and critical judgments under the management of the Primary Care Clinical Lead and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations of the role.
  • To be responsible for primary care staff rotas, considering efficient use of resources, staff capacity and changing service needs.
  • Responsible for staff supervision and annual appraisal
  • To support and undertake research, clinical audit and evaluate the service as directed. This will include acute care, long term conditions management and health promotion activities and be in line with the NHS Plan, public health and National Service Frameworks.
  • To demonstrate and provide robust 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 participate in all monitoring systems to promote the development of evidence-based practice in the specialist field and to promote research as appropriate.
  • To lead in the professional clinical supervision program, to ensure all junior staff receive appropriate supervision, training and annual appraisal to ensure that it becomes an integral part of team practice.
  • Lead in the identification of all aspects of specific service, training and personal development needs.
  • To lead in the implementation of effective and appropriate patient centered care planning tools / Care Programme Approach (CPA) and consistent delivery throughout all the prisons and forensic units within the service.
  • The post holder will participate in all service reviews as required.
  • Act as an authorized signatory as well as being responsible for the booking of temporary staffing.
  • We are looking for an adult trained (RGN) Band 6 nurse from a wide variety of backgrounds. Experience of working in a prison environment as a RGN is essential while experience of nursing care of patients with substance misuse would be an advantage, but not essential as full support and training will be provided.

Person Specification Qualificatio Essential
  • RGN
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of two years' experience at Band 5
  • Experience or knowledge of working within secure & prison settings with CTC clearance
Essential Essential
  • Multidisciplinary working experience
  • Substance Misuse Nursing experience

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