Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
Location: Blackberry Hill Hospital, Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 1EG
Reports to: Clinical Services Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Part time – 22.5 to 30 hours per week
Pay Range: £25,000.00 - £34,000.00 per annum (pro rata) Enhanced rates of pay for unsocial hours
Other: NHS Pension NHS Length of Service recognition for annual leave Bike Scheme and Tech Scheme Confidential employee counselling service Bank worker pool sign-up option
Hanham Secure Health Ltd (HSH) provides primary care services to the adult patients residing in the Blackberry Hill Hospital Units, Fromeside and Wickham. Our team of nurses, advanced clinical practitioners and GPs come together to provide high quality planned primary care and urgent/acute care. The team works alongside the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) mental health team within the hospital.
HSH owned by a team of GPs with lengthy experience and knowledge in secure environments. We offer very competitive rates of pay, employment benefits and development opportunities, and pride ourselves on being a family friendly and equal opportunities employer. HSH strives to deliver continuity and equivalence of healthcare services to patients across the secure estate and maintains an ethos that "if you invest in, motivate and develop your workforce, your workforce will be encouraged and enabled to invest in and take care of your service". We achieve this through our five core values: » Collaborate - Strive to deliver excellence by inspiring best practice, exchanging ideas and sharing values, visions and aspirations.
» Make a difference - Enable everyone to make a difference - big or small - through advocacy, challenging what is not right, leading by example and taking responsibility.
» Improve - Embrace new, innovative and creative ways of working through a culture that supports change, promotes learning and celebrates development.
» Have integrity - Embody a culture of honesty, transparency, fairness, inclusion, respect, compassion and caring through individual and shared accountability.
» Put people first - Adopt a person-centric approach in all areas through effective communication, engagement, recognition, reward and by valuing every patient and believing in every employee.
About the Role and the Hospital
The role of Registered Nurse will work within the Physical Healthcare team to provide a range of primary care services to the adult male and female patients residing in the Fromeside and Wickham Units.
Fromeside is an 80 bed medium secure hospital unit caring for people with a mental illness and/or personality disorder who also have a criminal history or have risks and behaviours that mean they cannot be treated in mainstream mental health services. The hospital provides both short term assessment and longer term care with an ethos of recovery and service user and carer involvement. The hospital provides one ward for women and six wards for men, supporting patients who are acutely unwell through to those who are preparing for discharge.
Wickham low secure hospital unit has 31 rehabilitation-focused beds across three wards, each meeting the specific needs of vulnerable men with ongoing mental health issues who are at different stages of recovery and with different levels of independence.
Each ward has a psychiatric consultant, a specialty ward doctor, a ward manager and a team of mental health nurses and health care assistants alongside a central team of active life trainers, occupational therapists, activity coordinators, psychologists and therapists, pharmacist and dietitian.
The primary care centre is based centrally within Fromeside Unit, with offices, consultation rooms and a clinic. We aim to see patients in the primary care clinic but also visit the wards to see patients who are unable to attend. It’s difficult to compare the environment to any other. The building is set up like a hospital, with different wards off a main corridor but security measures are more in line with a prison environment, meaning you need to be issued with keys and alarms before being able to enter the building and move between areas.
“Working as a general nurse within a secure hospital is a challenging but rewarding role. No day is the same and the workload is interesting and varied. It’s amazing to see the patient journey from admission to discharge and to be able to see the progress people make with treatment and therapy”
Previous experience of working within a secure environment or a mental health setting is not required and the successful candidate will receive robust induction and training, as well as on-going training, supervision and mentoring. HSH supports and promotes further learning, development and, where possible, promotion, tailored to individual needs and preferences.
The success of this role relies on strong clinical skills, effective communication, the ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative, as well as a willingness to be flexible and to adapt.
The role includes access to highly sensitive information and the post holder should, therefore, ensure that they conduct their work with the strictest confidence and comply with information governance, data protection and record keeping policies at all times.