Clinical Matron - Mental Health HMP Fosse Way

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
18 Oct 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Matron Mental Health to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP Fosse Way. HMP Fosse Way is set to open in mid-2023 and is a Category C Resettlement Prison.

HMP Fosse Way will house 1,715 prisoners and focus on the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration back into society. It consists of 7 House blocks across 4 floors. There is a dedicated healthcare suite located in the main building with also additional multi use rooms across the establishment including rooms for groups or 1-2-1's.

To be responsible for the clinical management and leadership of the Integrated Mental Health Team within the Prison establishment.

To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and smooth running of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a service to a diverse caseload of patients who are presenting with mental health problems and a high risk of harm.

To lead and coordinate an integrated team of healthcare professionals in the delivery of effective clinical management of patients who have a wide range of health issues.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a comprehensive integrated mental health service, ensuring assessment and planning appropriate courses of action including the use of different treatment approaches or referral to other agencies.

To ensure a co-ordinated approach for CPA.

To provide consultation and advice to primary care and substance misuse colleagues on a range of mental health issues.

To be actively involved in mental health promotion in the context of strategic planning, delivery of mental health promotion packages in partnership with other colleagues internal and external to Trust and in response to differing prison health needs.

To proactively manage and monitor clinical risk.

To access and provide clinical supervision.

To provide professional support, leadership and guidance to colleagues.Be responsible for medicines management within the mental health team in line with Trust requirements.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Directorate provides healthcare to 9 prisons and a short term holding facility. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

To work closely with prescribers and pharmacists.

To develop, initiate and implement pro-active care pathways.

Continually improve provision for patients developing pathways from admission to discharge, ensuring continuity of care in the community following release.

Continually evaluate and audit the effectiveness of clinical practice and develop policies and procedures to ensure high standards of clinical care.

To provide leadership to the mental health team, empowering the team to perform with high levels of motivation and commitment.

To performance manage the team regarding service delivery, patient care and clinical governance.

To provide clinical supervision to staff, developing reflective practice, give supervision and peer support.

To provide professional, clinical leadership to all staff employed within the service, to include appraisals, setting objectives, and managing performance.

To adhere to prison security standards and contribute to the further development of partnership working within the prison

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!
Person Specification
Qualifications & Training
  • Registered mental Health Nurse/Learning Disability First Level Registration
  • Master's degree or equivalent Evidence of CPD
  • Professional training or CPD in leadership/ management
  • Evidence of CPD

  • Mentorship qualification

  • Experience of managing teams and services
  • Experience of performance management
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of care to the complex needs of mental health patients

  • Experience of developing services
  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system

  • Good knowledge of safeguarding
  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches used in secure environments including the Recovery Agenda
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interface across Clinical pathways
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches to care

  • Teaching and influencing negotiation and supervision skills
  • Excellent patient focused assessment skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a Multidisciplinary team as a senior member and represent nursing perspective in a variety of settings
  • Investigative skills
  • Leadership skills

Contractual Requirements
  • Flexibility around working hours inline with service and operational need
  • Ability to work across geographical establishments.
  • Ability to travel across Trust sites to undertake training.

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