- Band 6
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Shift Work Including Weekends)
- HMP Maidstone
- £37,392 - £44,618 pa inc
- 07/06/2023 23:59
To provide a quality primary care service and a range of specialist interventions for offenders.
To support junior colleagues.
Assist & support the Team managers as directed to deliver a nurse-led integrated primary care service and develop a specialist practice-based clinical model of care to Kent Prisons.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and have the ability to plan and reach complex and critical judgments and have decision making skills.
To deliver high quality clinical care within the Integrated Healthcare Service for the prison. This will include acute & primary care, long term conditions management, enhanced assessment and diagnostic intervention services and health promotion activities and be in line with the NHS Plan, public health indicators and National Service Frameworks.
To demonstrate and provide robust expert clinical skills 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 support the development of evidence-based practice in the specialist field and to promote research as appropriate.
To participate in managerial and professional clinical supervision programme, to ensure junior staff receive appropriate supervision, training and annual appraisal and to ensure that it becomes an integral part of team practice.
To ensure the implementation of effective and appropriate patient centred care planning tools, long-term condition registers and consistent delivery throughout all the prisons within the service.
The post holder will be part of skilled multidisciplinary teams comprising all healthcare staff, including strategic partners, and prison managing a single referral pathway.
Working for our organisation
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:
- We’re Kind
- We’re Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To support the delivery of an effective integrated healthcare service clinical model.
To manage a complex clinical caseload.
To support the development, implement and maintenance the National Standards for Health Care in Prisons for the service.
Ensure all clinics and consultations are delivered in a clinically effective and timely way, in line with service needs.
Maintain systems for the collection of triage & allocation of referrals as appropriate and monitoring and supporting the auditing of quality and effectiveness of service delivery.
To be able to give intravenous injections, immunisations and syringe pumps and infusions as necessary for the role of co-ordinating complex prisoners.
Implement the strategies designed to promote and improve health and prevent disease, working proactively and collaborating with other professionals, organisations and agencies as required
Maximising resources to target need, including the supervision of staff.
Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to team members, whilst retaining overall responsibility and accountability on a shift-to-shift basis.
To maintain an effective case management service to ensure care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout a patient care pathway whilst detained in prison.
To implement appropriate & effective and accredited care planning tools that are subject to the process in accordance with agreed Trust Policies.
To implement effective systems and interfaces with community and acute health services ensuring continuity of care on release or discharge. To actively promote and demonstrate working across professional and organisational boundaries.
To maintain close working partnerships with all services that may be involved with the care and management of offenders, (prison staff, Ministry of Justice, Trust & Directorate senior managers & relevant forums, CMHT staff, NHS Hospitals, Probation Services, CPS, Courts, GP's, community health services, Housing/Benefit services, social care, community multi agency forums etc.).
Responsible for day-to-day co-ordination of the Integrated Healthcare Team.
To ensure systems are in place for clinical supervision to junior team members including annual appraisal and identification of specific service, training, and personal development needs.
Ensure junior staff compliance with all Prison and Trust clinical policies and procedures as appropriate.
Ensure appropriately skilled & qualified staff comply with the administration and management of medications according to their responsibilities in accordance with all relevant policies, guidance, and procedures.
Ensuring high standards of electronic record-keeping competencies and offender confidentiality in line with trust & prison policy and systems, through effective monitoring and auditing processes.
To liaise with other senior Trust personnel to share expertise, promote ideas and to ensure the service is working collaboratively with the Trust's other Directorates as required.
To work positively and effectively in a difficult and often hostile environment.
Be aware of environmental hazards in the working area; ensure staffs are aware of relevant health & safety policies deriving from the Health & Safety at Work Act.
To work in accordance with Trust policies and guidelines
To be familiar with Prison Standards, Standing Orders, Circular instructions, Notices to Staff, Health and Safety and all other relevant material to function as an informed practitioner within a prison setting.
Promote equality of opportunity and provide an environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected and free from workplace harassment and bullying.
- • Registered Nurse RGN/RMN
- • Post Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience.
- Registered General Nurse
- • Minimum of two years’ experience at Band 5.
- • 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.
- • Experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care.
- • Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)
- • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, presenting ideas with clarity in a persuasive and influential style.
- • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of change management and new ways of working.
- • Ability to lead and empower people to make decisions and to plan ahead.
- • Knowledge of current National Prison Health Quality & Performance Indicators
- • Good analytical and judgement skills
Effort and Environment
- • Ability to manage complex & challenging behaviour
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Clare Denny
- Job title
- Recruitment & Retention Resourcing Officer
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