Mental Health Clinical Lead

Bicester, GB-OXF
Competitive Salary
13 Sep 2016
11 Oct 2016
Nursing Field
Prison Service
Job Type

Break into prison healthcare! HMP Bullingdon is a local Cat C prison for adult males and young people who have offended and has close working relationship with 5 other prisons in the Thames Valley area where CareUK delivers services. It has a training function and a regime for those convicted of sexual crimes and holds up to 1,114 prisoners, with a 21 bed healthcare unit. Care UK started delivering NHS healthcare services at HMP Bullingdon on 1st April 2016.

About You You will be a qualified RMN with a current NMC registration and post registration management qualification or relevant experience.

About Care UK Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to patients in secure settings 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 which 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. To meet our quality of care at HMP Bullingdon, we’re looking for a Mental Health Clinical Lead to support us and the existing team in this exciting new venture. You’ll be actively seeking to utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership; support for the patient can be designed around the patient.

As a member of the wider management team 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. Therefore implementing any resulting recommendations and develop evidence based approaches; encouraging reflective practice and a commitment to the clinical governance agenda. The post holder is directly 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 underperformance. This is a full time, permanent role working 37.5 hours a week. Care UK are offering a salary of £34,000 - £38,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits including 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays and 10 days paid sick leave. Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.