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Mental Health Clinical Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Isle of Wight
Health in Justice
Parkhurst Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5RS
Contract type:
Closing date:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 23:59
£43,500.00 / Year

Are you an inspiring team leader?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified Mental Health Nurse and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an ever-changing environment then this is it!

Practice Plus Group is Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs that are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

About HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight is a category B prison that is based over 2 sites Albany and Parkhurst and has a population of 1100 prisoners.

Our two sites-based Primary Healthcare Centres provide a comprehensive primary care service, GP appointments, chronic disease nurse-led clinics, screening programmes, and health promotion work. An emergency response service to prison wings is also provided.

There is also an Inpatient Healthcare unit (IHU) on the Albany site which provides 24-hour care to those with mental health, physical health, substance misuse, and palliative care needs. The post-holder may be expected on occasions to rotate to the inpatient unit.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

We are looking for an experienced and forward thinking Mental Health Clinical Lead to beAs a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top-notch clinical skills, passion for care, and leadership to the role.

As a member of the wider management team, your role as the Mental Health Clinical Lead will be responsible for providing the day-to-day clinical and operational management of the integrated mental health team, contributing to the strategic direction of the service. There will be an expectation for the post holder to lead/contribute to clinical and consumer audits. You'll be responsible to the Service Managers, to ensure the management of the service meets its contractual obligations.

This includes ensuring all operational and clinical data requirements on the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are submitted within agreed deadlines and that KPI data is utilised to manage the performance of the team and individual staff, taking proactive action in the case of clinical or financial under-performance.

In return for your hard work you will...

You will receive a salary of up to £43,500 per annum – depending on experience. You'll also get several benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus CPD and re-validation support. Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

We also offer opportunities to develop into a specialist role of your interest (which benefits the service). Examples include ANP, BBV, CBT, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long-term condition courses. As well as team and manager essentials training.

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.

The salary for this role is up to £43,500 dependent on experience.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group’s Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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