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Physical Healthcare Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

To take a role in providing the successful and effective delivery of physical health assessment and treatment in Clayfields Local Authority Secure Children's Home

To work as a physical health nurse within a multi-disciplinary team in a secure Childrens home setting. Providing care to young people with complex needs, from the point of entry into Clayfields House to re-entry into the community so that the health and social functioning of young people is improved.

To provide education and supervision to staff members and other professionals ie education staff, care staff.

To support local Band 6 physical health nurse, psychiatrist and GP's in delivery of health clinics.

Main duties of the job

  • Judgements involve a range of facts or situations, which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.
  • Assessment of young person's condition, recognising deterioration, evaluate outcome of an intervention and feedback into service change.
  • Judgements on problems requiring investigation/analysis including assessment of young person's condition ie wound care.
  • To undertake individual young person's assessments, plan and implement effective treatment regimes in conjunction with agreed objectives between young person, yourself and other professionals.
  • Recognise own professional limitations and seek support when required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out a comprehensive assessment of health, wellbeing and social care needs.
  • To modify the care package and where appropriate refer to external agencies in a timely manner.
  • An understanding of how medication, diet, physiological and external factors can impact on patient care.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is fast paced and challenging and requires the team to provide care to young people who have offended or are at risk. We provide successful and effective delivery of mental health and physical care to young people with complex mental health problems, from the point of entry into Clayfields House to re-entry into the community.

The candidate must be a currently registered physical healthcare nurse, have experience working with young people, working and liaising with different agencies, and have relevant experience and skills of assessment and delivering evidence based interventions.

The role will has a flexible shift pattern working and being part of an on-call rota only for new admissions into the centre.
  • Free DBS for all appointees
  • Free parking on site
  • An integrated team on all levels including senior management
  • A unique place to work

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification, registered nurse (general) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding


  • Specialist experience working with young people
  • Experience working in secure services



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of young peoples health needs
  • Good IT skills


  • Venepuncture
  • Sexual health experience/training

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Clayfields Secure Childrens Home

18-20 Moorbridge Lane



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