Forensic Modern Matron

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has risen within the Forensic Directorate. For a Secondment/ fixed term post of a Modern Matron (Band 8 A) for 1 year. The post will be key in supporting the head of nursing to ensure high quality care within inpatient services.

The post holder will be part of the directorate leadership team. With both operational and clinical responsibility for staff and patients.

We are looking for a dynamic, compassionate, and self-reflective individual with good clinical skills. You will lead the delivery of high-quality care to patients, in which nursing therapeutic and relational skills support our patients to feel safe, listened to, valued, engaged and empowered. You will role model to colleagues how empathy and being curious about patients' traumas, adversity, mental states and behaviours supports patients to change.

You will ensure appropriate evidence-based practices are used, and this includes Trauma Informed Care.

The role will provide you with opportunities to develop on your leadership skills. Your clinical and managerial leadership will recognise the impacts of adverse and traumatic experiences on patients and staff, and you will be motivated to enable all staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.

Main duties of the job

  1. To assist in managing and implementing service strategy, philosophy and policies with particular reference to MDT clinical care.
  2. To take a lead role in modelling appropriate professional behaviour and interventions, particularly in dealing with patients' distress, anger, etc.
  3. To initiate, facilitate and manage effective organisational change, within the designated clinical areas and in conjunction with others, directorate wide.
  4. To have continuing overall responsibility for managing, planning and leading nursing teams in four clinical areas within the forensic directorate.
  5. To promote effective multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working relationships.
  6. To have delegated financial responsibility for all nursing and physical resources within the designated clinical areas.
  7. To be a member of the Directorate Board who are part of the strategic decision making structure for the Directorate.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£52,093 to £58,186 a year pa inc

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

277-4454634-FOR

Job locations

Bracton Centre,

Leyton Cross Road

Dartford, Kent,

DA2 7AF


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Have shared responsibility for the performance management of nurses in the Directorate in conjunction with the In-patient Services Manager (Lead Nurse). (Particularly in Recruitment and Retention, Appraisal, Continuing Professional Development, Absence & Performance Management)
  • Have direct responsibility for providing clinical and managerial leadership to the designated clinical areas.
  • To directly line manage and provide clinical supervision to the Clinical Team Leaders in the designated areas.
  • Promote the delivery of evidence based nursing practice.
  • Have local responsibility for developing and reviewing Directorate policies ensuring their interface with trust policies
  • Ensure high quality services for patients by promoting a listening culture, user involvement and dealing effectively with complaints.
  • Undertake the functions of a Modern Matron, monitoring contracted services such as house-keeping, cleaning and works dept
  • Ensure the management of resources within allocated budgets.
  • Exercise professional judgement in collaboration with the Business Manager and senior clinicians regarding bed management, determining levels of risk/need in patient population.
  • Take a key role in the delivery, maintenance and monitoring of the Directorate Nursing Strategy.
  • Ensure the delivery of Clinical Governance and Quality targets across designated clinical areas.
  • Assist the Senior Nurse Manager in ensuring Directorate Nursing services meet Trust and government targets on performance.

  • Provide professional consultation to nursing staff and others on patient care matters.
  • Monitor and ensure maintenance of high standards of care.
  • Through supervision of nurses and others, identify short and long-term priorities of patient care.
  • Ensure security policies are adhered to within the boundaries of therapeutic care.
  • Deputise for the In-patient Services Manager (Lead Nurse) in his/her absence.
  • Represent the Forensic Services Directorate at key Trust and other meetings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Have shared responsibility for the performance management of nurses in the Directorate in conjunction with the In-patient Services Manager (Lead Nurse). (Particularly in Recruitment and Retention, Appraisal, Continuing Professional Development, Absence & Performance Management)
  • Have direct responsibility for providing clinical and managerial leadership to the designated clinical areas.
  • To directly line manage and provide clinical supervision to the Clinical Team Leaders in the designated areas.
  • Promote the delivery of evidence based nursing practice.
  • Have local responsibility for developing and reviewing Directorate policies ensuring their interface with trust policies
  • Ensure high quality services for patients by promoting a listening culture, user involvement and dealing effectively with complaints.
  • Undertake the functions of a Modern Matron, monitoring contracted services such as house-keeping, cleaning and works dept
  • Ensure the management of resources within allocated budgets.
  • Exercise professional judgement in collaboration with the Business Manager and senior clinicians regarding bed management, determining levels of risk/need in patient population.
  • Take a key role in the delivery, maintenance and monitoring of the Directorate Nursing Strategy.
  • Ensure the delivery of Clinical Governance and Quality targets across designated clinical areas.
  • Assist the Senior Nurse Manager in ensuring Directorate Nursing services meet Trust and government targets on performance.

  • Provide professional consultation to nursing staff and others on patient care matters.
  • Monitor and ensure maintenance of high standards of care.
  • Through supervision of nurses and others, identify short and long-term priorities of patient care.
  • Ensure security policies are adhered to within the boundaries of therapeutic care.
  • Deputise for the In-patient Services Manager (Lead Nurse) in his/her absence.
  • Represent the Forensic Services Directorate at key Trust and other meetings.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Registration

Desirable

  • Masters or other higher learning

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration at a senior level
  • Current experience of relevant clinical practice.

Desirable

  • Participation in local/regional professional forums.

Skills

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice within forensic services
  • Understanding of current criminal justice agenda, policy and practice and implications for mental health.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Registration

Desirable

  • Masters or other higher learning

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration at a senior level
  • Current experience of relevant clinical practice.

Desirable

  • Participation in local/regional professional forums.

Skills

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice within forensic services
  • Understanding of current criminal justice agenda, policy and practice and implications for mental health.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bracton Centre,

Leyton Cross Road

Dartford, Kent,

DA2 7AF


Employer's website

http://oxleas.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bracton Centre,

Leyton Cross Road

Dartford, Kent,

DA2 7AF


Employer's website

http://oxleas.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Nursing

Fananidzai Hove

fananidzai.hove@nhs.net

01322294300

Date posted

05 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£52,093 to £58,186 a year pa inc

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

277-4454634-FOR

Job locations

Bracton Centre,

Leyton Cross Road

Dartford, Kent,

DA2 7AF


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