Senior Nurse HMP

Meditemp are currently recruiting for our HMP client in multiple locations. The successful Senior Nurse will be able to provide a quality primary care service and a range of specialist interventions for offenders. To support junior colleagues, Assist & support the Team managers (Band 7) as directed to deliver a nurse-led integrated primary care service and develop a specialist practice-based clinical model of care to Kent Prisons.

 

We are recruiting for multiple sites across Rochester, Maidstone and Isle of Sheppey. The successful candidate will be working Monday - Sunday, long days and night shifts. 

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

 

  • 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 work collaboratively with the Clinical Lead, GPs, and other clinicians to meet and review service needs as required
  • To deputise for the Team manager as required
  • The post holder will be part of skilled multidisciplinary teams comprising all healthcare staff, including strategic partners, and prison managing a single referral pathway.
  • The post holder will be required to undertake training to maximise uptake of screening, health promotion and prevention activity, including vaccinations.
  • The post holder will ensure a named care co-ordinator is allocated for every patient with complex needs who will ensure a proactive, evidence-based approach to clinical interventions, health promotion/prevention activity, and management of acute and long-term conditions using our stepped care approach.
  • The post holder will ensure that a single, integrated, care plans developed, and the individualised care is regularly reviewed.
  • The post holder will ensure that a comprehensive risk assessments and care plans are regularly reviewed in a needs-led review cycle.
  • The post holder will ensure a care coordination criteria and MDT meetings for patients with complex needs will be tailored to the needs of the establishment.  
  • The post holder will ensure that they undertake all training in evidence-based CBT approaches, to enhance consistency and quality of care delivery
  • The post holder will support patients to manage their health at every stage, from oral health to long term conditions.
  • The post holder will ensure that health promotion embedded into every aspect of the service.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience at Band 5.
  • Experience of working within secure & prison settings (desirable but not essential)
  • 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.

Why choose Meditemp:

  • Mandatory and PMVA training available
  • Full prison vetting available
  • Round the clock booking service
  • National temporary and long-term vacancies
  • Free uniform
  • Referral scheme of up to £250
  • Weekly payroll

Established since 2015 Meditemp have been specialising in mental health staffing nationwide within both the NHS and private sector.

For more information or to apply please contact Meditemp on 01233 632148 or email: info@meditemp.co.uk

 

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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