Prison Clinical Lead Nurse- Integrated Support Unit
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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As part of the new Mental Health contract awarded to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, we are excited to expand our prison mental health services and are looking for registered mental health and learning disability nurses to join us at HMP Hull Integrated Mental Health Team; HMP Hull Integrated Support Unit (an in-patient unit for men with moderate to severe mental illness); and HMP Humber Integrated Mental Health Team. We are looking for experienced nurses to join our teams in this busy, rewarding environment, where you will get to practice a full range of psychiatric skills and interventions.
These teams are multi-disciplinary and will provide high quality mental health care and treatment. You will work with internal and external partners, including partner healthcare providers, prison colleagues, social care providers, probation services. As such, you will need excellent communication skills and a teamwork ethos.
As well as team operational and clinical support and leadership, you will have access to professional specific support including an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Consultant and an Associate Director of Nursing.
Main duties of the job
You will have experience providing compassionate mental health care and have an understanding of the criminal justice system. You will make on going assessment of need reflecting individual circumstances and provide relevant interventions and input to discharge planning. You will be required to have strong coordination and planning skills, with the ability to make decisions based on comprehensive health and risk assessments.
You should be innovative, flexible and able to engage with patients with complex needs. You will be committed to a person-centred approach and have the ability to prioritise.
We offer a comprehensive induction, robust supervision arrangements and training opportunities, enabling you to expand your skill set and evidence-based practices.
We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect andCompassion.
We would welcome candidates to contact and arrange a visit to the prison or an informal discussion.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details of responsibilities.
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).