Senior Mental Health Nurse
The closing date is 22 June 2023
Are you an experienced RMN (Registered Mental Health Nurse) looking to
advance and diversify your career as a nurse? Why not break into prison
Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team at HMP YOI
Brinsford is looking for a dynamic and experienced registered mental health
nurse. Our team is innovative, forward thinking and committed to a recovery
This is an exciting and diverse role for an individual who is passionate about
providing excellent quality nursing care. You will have the privilege to
influence and shape the provision of high-quality mental health care to some
of society's most vulnerable members.
o are an RMN who has a flexible approach, with a drive to clinically innovate;
o share our values and are committed to providing high quality care and
developing your skills;
o have confidence in dealing with a wide range of situations and working with
partner agencies to provide the best care to people within the prison;
o are enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment;
o enjoy collaborating and working within a full multi-disciplinary team to
ensure varied and comprehensive interventions are delivered in-line with the stepped care model;
o have an excellent working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and its
application to prisoners who require transfer to hospital;
then this job is for you!
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will provide evidence based
interventions. You will manage a caseload and will be required to undertake
assessments and reviews. Using the Care Programme Approach, you will be a
care coordinator, communicating effectively with those involved in the care of
people in custody up to release. The role will require you to be a reflective
practitioner, eager to work collaboratively with individuals, carers and other
professionals to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, integrated
mental health and substance misuse 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.
We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well-trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.
We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.
The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme 'Step into Health', supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.
In return for your passion and commitment, you can expect the following from us:
MPFT will offer an additional 10% 'welcome to MPFT bonus', 5% on joining us and 5% after a period of 12 months service.
A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
Salary on appointment.
Individual learning fund.
Lease car scheme.
Generous NHS pension scheme
HMP Brinsford has free parking and access to a gym, and a canteen.
22 May 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Please see the attached job description for the full list of duties and
responsibilities. A summary is as follows:
Take a Recovery focused and holistic approach in working with the people who
access our services.
Deliver care and interventions utilising the stepped care model, including
provision of the CPA Framework where appropriate.
Assess people's needs to develop, implement and evaluate personalised care
Facilitate therapeutic group work taking the lead where appropriate.
Deliver evidenced based interventions.
Identify people requiring hospital treatment and facilitate the timely transfer
under The Mental Health Act.
Line management of Band 5 nurse where appropriate.
Some weekend working is required as part of this role.
Evidence of recent CPD and compliance with NMC revalidation
- Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register
- Considerable experience of working in the mental health field
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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