Senior Mental Health Nurse
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Are you looking for a RMN post with a difference? Why not break out of your current role into Prison healthcare?Our Integrated Mental Health Team and Substance Misuse Team at HMP Dovegate is looking for dynamic and experienced RMNs to join its friendly and professional team. The team is innovative, forward thinking and committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets individual's needs.This is an exciting and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality mental health care and support within a busy and rewarding environment. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating. You will be part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.
As of April 2023, team at HMP Dovegate will be providing a new initiative, an Early Days In Custody pathway. This new pathway will involve providing Mental Health screening to all men entering HMP Dovegate so that individuals who need to work with the team are identified as soon as they enter our care. This will involve follow up support to that cohort for the first 14 days in custody, working closely with other partner services to achieve this, and supporting referral back into community services for those men serving less than 14 days in custody.
Would you like a lead role in this new pathway?Come and join our team where you will be supported to develop your existing skills and benefit the lives of others.
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team, you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based interventions. You will manage a caseload of service users, practicing within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach. A care coordinator role will be provided, communicating effectively with other professionals, internal and external to the Inclusion team and prison, to ensure through care support where appropriate. You will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway.Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
For more information about HMP Dovegate and our incentives offer please see attached information.
02 May 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Please see attached job description, below is a summary:
Responsible for the management of own caseload, this will include the assessment, monitoring and provision of specialist nursing interventions to individual prisoners with secondary mental health needs. In addition the post holder is responsible for arranging aftercare as required and ensuring care is co-ordinated with other services if necessary.
Lead , develop and supervise junior nurses and colleagues.
To provide a range of interventions across the integrated offender health model this includes primary care and wellbeing interventions where appropriate. To support and liaise with substance misuse team, primary care team and to deliver wellbeing interventions.
Act upon referrals from Prison based Primary Care staff, and external teams. Referrals are allocated through the weekly team meeting. The post holder will provide assessment, implementation and development of care programmes for individuals on their caseload.
To be aware of polices relating to vulnerable adults and mental capacity and to be able to work within this framework.
- Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register
- Evidence of recent CPD and compliance with NMC revalidation
- Teaching Certificate including annual update (ENB 603) or related mentoring / coaching qualification
- Considerable experience of working in the mental health field.
- Experience of providing specialist interventions for those with mental health problems, counselling techniques, CBT, motivational interviewing.
- Providing supervision and line management of staff.
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).
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