Registered Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a diverse, dynamic, enthusiastic team to develop & grow The Prison Transfer Assessment Unit working closely with our partners within the health and justice setting to ensure the right care in a timely manner to this patient group. From education and prevention to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities, carers, and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in, and cared for.

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

Please be advised this post is for Jay ward which is looking to open August 2023.

Main duties of the job

Our vision is to provide a centre of excellence within secure inpatient care that is busy, rewarding, where you will get to practice a full range of psychiatric skills & interventions from assessment, treatment, and recovery. You will have opportunities to develop professionally and to expand your professional portfolio through PDP and extensive training opportunities.

We are looking to attract experienced registered mental health and learning disability nurses to embark upon and develop the prison transfer assessment unit within Secure Inpatient Care here at Ridgeway Hospital.

The team will consist of a range of multi-disciplinary professions and will provide high quality mental health care and treatment. The team will work with internal and external partners including working collaboratively and closely with prison colleagues, probation and existing services within Ridgeway Hospital, secure inpatient services.

You will need excellent communication skills and a teamwork ethos.

The position requires shift work, including occasional nights, on a rotational basis.

There will be opportunity within the role to develop competence and knowledge enabling career progression within the service.

About us

The Secure Inpatient Service provides a specialist service for adults with a mental health disorder, learning disability or autism who exhibit behaviours of concern to others and to themselves. The service provides individualised, comprehensive packages of care within Medium and Low Secure inpatient settings and has links to High Secure services and prisons.

The ethos of the service is to work collaboratively with service users and carers in the completion of assessments, treatment, intervention planning and rehabilitation to enable a person-centered recovery-focused approach to care, meeting their needs in a holistic manner.

The Trust offer a variety of staff benefits and rewards packages including:
  • NHS Pension
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Access to Employee Assistance & Health & Wellbeing programmes
  • Car lease scheme
  • Free onsite gymnasium access
  • Free Parking
  • RN & HCA Council member
  • Think On Coaching opportunities
  • QI Training

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • RNMH or RNLD, current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Working with people with learning disabilities, mental ill health or autism.


  • Worked in an inpatient setting



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).



  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary Team
  • Motivate and work positively and assertively with other members of the team.


  • Approved techniques in physical intervention (within agreed timescale)

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