This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative Registered Nurse to join the nursing leadership team as practice development Nurse.
We are seeking a highly skilled, knowledgeable and dynamic nurse who has extensive clinical experience across primary care services. As our practice development nurse you will be passionate about delivering high quality care in combination with teaching colleagues and other learners within Kent prisons.
Effective management, communication and leadership skills are essential for this role and the post holder must be adaptable to service needs and be able to demonstrate initiative and possess a proactive approach to improving standards of practice, education and skills across services.
This role will have a focus on our primary care services which include nurses and support workers caring for people who have physical health related conditions. There will also be opportunities to deliver training and support staff within our primary care teams as we work towards building skills and closer/integrated working between physical and mental health services within Greenwich prisons.
Main duties of the job
As an expert practitioner, and source of expert advice to offenders, carers, and colleagues, the post holder is expected to take an active role in clinical nursing education across the prison services. They would also ensure that services are offender-focussed and reflect the NHS modernisation agenda.
The post holder will work with others and support research and evaluation in line with Trust Strategy to improve the quality and clinical effectiveness of nursing strategies. They will contribute to the clinical governance agenda by promoting evidence based and supportive care to mentally disordered offenders and those presenting with substance misuse related concerns.
Post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, have an ability to reach complex and critical judgements and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. 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 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.
We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, 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: o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care
Job description Job responsibilities
- To manage a clinical caseload, relevant to clinical expertise.
- To act as an expert practitioner demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill beyond that associated with traditional nursing roles, including the integration of research evidence into practice by expert clinical reasoning and decision-making
- To utilise advanced clinical reasoning skills and evidence based knowledge in the management of offenders with highly complex presentations and to be clinically competent to utilise expert skills and knowledge.
- To develop, establish and implement guidelines and nurse led initiatives, particularly where precedents do not exist.
- To create, develop and design with other multi-professional staff care pathways for the treatment of the particular offender groups with the aim of disseminating good practice and improving outcomes.
- To interpret and analyse complex clinical and non-clinical facts, to regularly provide expert advice and second opinion to health care professionals, including when views may differ or conflict.
- To provide expert nursing advice on the treatment and support of offenders.
- To provide a consultancy service to clinical teams across the prison services.
- To be involved in the development of a research culture within the prison services, which will enable practice to be informed.
- To access relevant clinical supervision for your work, and provide supervision for less experienced practitioners of all professions.
- To promote evidence based nursing practice.
- To exercise a key role within the prison clinical governance forums.
- To contribute as required to the assessment of an individual and individual plans in response to the offenders physical, social, spiritual, cultural and psychological needs, monitoring same to ensure the achievement and maintenance of the highest quality care,
- To ensure a high priority is afforded to health promotion initiatives for offenders
- To participate and promote multi-disciplinary working.
- To develop nursing policies and procedures for the delivery of care,
- To develop, lead and audit training programmes.
Person Specification Registered Nurse Essential
- 8 years post registration
Educated to Degree level and/or relevant experience Essential
- Masters Qualification or experience
Experience of skills training/teaching Essential
- Experience of skills training/teaching
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