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Forensic Community Psychiatric Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 per annum Inc HCA
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
  • To provide a highly specialist nursing service, expert advice, specialized care plans, therapeutic interventions and support to patients, families, other professionals and agencies within the specialized area of forensic community care for the geographical area for which they cover
  • To provide care pathway management out and occasionally into secure services.
  • Play an active INREACH role with the inpatient forensic services and intensively engage patients earmarked for discharge.
  • To act as a care coordinator for the allocated patients.
  • The Post holder will be the lead/specialist nurse within the team, working closely with all other disciplines to provide a support/liaison/assessment service to their designated locality.
  • To work closely with the forensic community MH Team manager , providing Management/Clinical Supervision to junior staff, and participate in training/development, clinical forums and critical incident analysis

Main duties of the job

Forensic Community Psychiatric Nurse

East London Community Forensic Service (ELCFS) is an enhanced multidisciplinary service providing care, treatments and support to service users in the process of and following discharge from secure care services. ELCFS also provide a liaison and consultation service to secondary care mental health services. ELCFS serve/cover both ELFT(Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets) and NELFT(Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham forest)localities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated band 7 registered mental health nurse to join our expanding service.

This role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work in and be part of the NHS England's innovative specialist community forensic team model that focuses on: 1) providing INREACH support to help service users move safely towards discharge, therefore reduce length of stay in secure care. 2) providing enhanced support in the community and so promote sustained recovery and quality of life in the community, reducing recalls to hospital.

This is a full time post and the successful candidate will working in our Newham team(ELCFS-Newham).

For further details / informal visits, contact:

Banza Mulumba, Service Lead

0208 510 4960

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • RMN Part III of the NMC Register
  • Relevant Post Graduate qualification in Forensic Practice, Mental Health and Community Mental Health Nursing (e.g. ENB A71, Diploma (Thorn), ENB 650, Appropriate Degree).
  • Evidence of working towards an appropriate degree or Msc.
  • ENB 998/Mentorship course
  • HCR-20 risk assessment (or willingness to complete)
  • Clinical Supervision training


  • Relevant research and Audit courses
  • Dual Diagnosis training
  • Family Therapy Interventions
  • Psychotherapy Related Courses e.g. CBT
  • PCL-R, SVR Risk Assessments
  • PCL-R, SVR Risk Assessments
  • Management Supervision training qualification
  • DBT



  • Relevant experience at Band 6 or above in a forensic setting
  • Previous experience of working with patients with complex needs e.g. MDO's, Personality Disorder and Learning Difficulties.
  • Experience of working with patients who have offended
  • Experience in inter-agency working.
  • Experience of line managing junior staff
  • Experience of service development.


  • Experience of working in diverse inner city areas

Knowledge and Skills


  • .Skilled in conducting nursing assessments.
  • .Skilled in using a problem solving approach.
  • Ability to co-ordinate care within CPA. Providing MDO's with the appropriate care and management interventions with the appropriate setting
  • Ability to network, collaborate and liaise with other agencies
  • .Can engage in group work and brief supportive therapy.
  • Ability to contribute to new strategies and policy development.
  • Ability to give specialist advice on Forensic mental health, risk management and the recovery process.
  • Ability to formulate care plans and packages of care.
  • Contribute to skill mix, review and recruitment and carries out teaching and training.
  • Contribute to the training and supervision of junior staff.
  • Can communicate effectively in writing letters, reports and academic style. ? Ability to conduct risk assessment and identify and formulate effective clinical care packages.
  • Ability to set up and implement risk management plans.
  • Ability to lead and negotiate with others in the provision of care.
  • Will seek to eliminate poor nursing practices.
  • Ability to co-ordinate a team and under own supervision.
  • Can effectively manage conflict and anger
  • Provide expert advice and support to patients, other professions and agencies within the field of MDO's i.e. Prison, Probation, Court Diversion.
  • Knowledge of contemporary developments in mental health and forensic nursing and is research orientated.
  • Understands the concept of therapeutic boundaries and the recovery process.
  • The knowledge and ability to implement key principles of the recovery approach within their nursing practice to enable service users to build a life beyond mental illness.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the CPA framework
  • Knowledge of different treatment models relating to the client group.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice Act and Multi agency working across the field of the Criminal Justice System and Mental Health
  • Responsible and reliable.
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage case-load.
  • Self motivate, assertive and flexible
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Initiative and drive.
  • Proven qualities in sustaining the mental emotion and physical demands in specialised therapeutic work with disturbed and high risk Mental Disorders Offenders and Carers.
  • Proven qualities in communicating sensitive information with Criminal Justice Agencies so as to develop risk management plans safeguarding the safety of others.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Community Forensic Service

26 Shore Road


E9 7TA

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