Senior Mental Health Nurse
The closing date is 11 June 2023
Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) looking to widen your experience working within a prison? Then look no further than our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team at HMP Drake Hall.
Our team is made up of different disciplines, skills and expertise, which benefits those needing our care. As an RMN in a prison environment, you will help provide specialist mental health interventions to help support those experiencing difficulties.
Being an RMN within a prison is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding career opportunities. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.
We are looking for an RMN who is able to provide high quality mental health care.
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 provide evidence based interventions. You will manage a caseload of patients and will be required to undertake assessments and reviews. Using a Care Programme Approach, you will be a care coordinator , communicating effectively with those involved in the care of our patients in custody and on release. The role will require you to be a reflective practitioner, eager to work collaboratively with patients, carers and team members to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, specialist mental health service.
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. You will help to rehabilitate and support service users to live hopeful and fulfilling lives as members of the community.
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 University 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 Drake Hall and our incentives offer please see attached information.
11 May 2023
Agenda for change
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
HMP Drake Hall
Please see the attached job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities. Here is a summary:
- Provide a high quality service to people who use our service.
- Provide care within the CPA Framework.
- Assess people's needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
- Facilitate therapeutic group work programmes taking the lead where appropriate.
- Deliver evidenced based interventions.
- Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
- Identify those people in prisoner requiring hospital treatment and facilitate the timely transfer via The Mental Health Act.
- Line management of Band 5 nurse where appropriate.
- Registered Mental Health 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).
HMP Drake Hall
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