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Clinical Lead Nurse Inpatient Unit

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year pa inc
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We're recruiting for Clinical Lead Nurse, Band 6 to work within HMP Wandsworth.

The post holder will act as clinical lead to the IPU in HMP Wandsworth

To provide quality Physical and Mental healthcare interventions to offenders

Provide direct line supervision, leadership and support to junior colleagues.

Assist & support senior staff to deliver nurse-led integrated Inpatient Unit services.

Develop specialist practice-based clinical models of care to HMP Thameside prison.

Provide a range of quality services and interventions.

Main duties of the job

To play a lead role in the on-going development and delivery of an effective integrated healthcare service 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 prevent disease, 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 service delivery.

Maintain an effective case management service to ensure care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout an offender's care pathway whilst detained in prison and admitted to the IPU.

To liaise with others to share expertise, promote ideas and work collaboratively with key stakeholders, agencies and organisations as required.

Expectations of Post Holder

Develop and maintain inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working with all relevant agencies and organisations

Develop and maintain close working partnerships with HMPS, senior management teams and staff, probation services, CPS, police and all other statutory and non-statutory agencies that are integral to offender care and offender management.

Undertake other duties agreed in conjunction with senior staff

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 supervision of the Inpatients Unit Manager and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations of the role.

To have effective access to IPU staff rotas, taking into account 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 programme, to ensure all junior staffs 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 centred 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

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • oProfessional Qualification. (Registered General Nurse)
Experience Essential
  • oMinimum of 12-18 months experience at Band 5.
  • oExperience of working within secure & prison settings
  • Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare
  • oExperience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations. Experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.
Skills/Abilities/ Knowledge Essential
  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, presenting ideas with clarity in a persuasive and influential style.
  • oAbility to demonstrate an understanding of change management and new ways of working.
  • oAbility to lead and empower people to make decisions and to plan ahead
  • oKnowledge of current National Prison Health Quality & Performance Indicators
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills

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