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Resource Centre Clinical Lead / Mental Health

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Thamesmead, London
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to lead in our Resource Centre at the Greenwich cluster HMP Thameside.

The successful candidate shall be the lead in providing educational support for prisoner working with the mental health team. You shall have a case load and also be supported in providing small group workshops supporting inmates who are not known to secondary mental health services in the community. Experience in Primary care mental health would be beneficial.

This post holder will be an essential team player, and a source of daily support and advice as part of Mental Health Team, prison staff, & offenders working as part of the team to provide the highest standards of care for the mental and physical health & well-being of offenders.

Supervision of junior staff shall also be required.

Experience in prisons would be advantageous.

The successful post holder will be required to pass all prison security clearance.

Working hours is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as clinical lead in the following areas in HMP Thameside:To provide quality diversionary and activity interventions to offenders.

Provide direct line management, leadership and support to junior colleagues.Assist & support senior staff to deliver a nurse-led integrated healthcare services.

Develop specialist practice-based clinical models of care to HMP Belmarsh and Thameside prison.Provide a range of quality services and interventions.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified RMN with experience in any of the following areas:-
  • Learning Disability
  • Personality Disorder
  • Substance Misuse/Dual Diagnosis
  • Mentally Disordered Offenders
  • Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable)
  • 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.

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

To play a lead role in the on-going development and delivery of an effectiveintegrated healthcare service team clinical model.

To manage a clinical caseload.

Ensure all clinics are delivered in a clinically effective, efficient & timely way,in line with service needs.

Deliver strategies designed to promote and improve health and preventdisease, working proactively and collaborating with other professionals,organisations and agencies as directed.

Support systems for the collection, triage & management of all referrals.Monitor and audit of the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of servicedelivery.

Maintain an effective case management service to ensure care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout an offenders care pathway whilst detained in prison.To liaise with others to share expertise, promote ideas and workcollaboratively with key stakeholders, agencies and organisations asrequired.

In addition to the above an in-depth knowledge of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and an experience of working and supervising staff within a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal and in particular management of patients within secure locations.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
Prison Experiance Essential
  • Priosn/ secure environment
  • Secure environment
2 Years post qualification Essential
  • Nursing or other qualification
  • 18 months
Group work Essential
  • OT

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