Prison Nursing Sister - Mental Health

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Market Drayton TF9 2JL
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023
Want to ESCAPE your current healthcare role? Why not BREAK in to prison healthcare?

HMPYOI Stoke has several opportunities and exciting roles within the team for you to UNLOCK your potential.

As part of our primary care team, you will enjoy the benefits of NHS employment and NHS pension scheme with the opportunity to work in a fast paced, ever changing and challenging environment.

The team works from 07:30 till 19:30, so no regular night work.

We are 30 to 40 minutes away from Shrewsbury, Telford and Stoke-on-Trent.

On site free car parking, on site access to free gym facilities, blue light card retention and recruitment allowance on top of AFC pay.

New and exciting roles have been developed to enhance the current services, whilst we are also extending and increasing some roles that are already in place. These posts can be both physically and emotionally demanding. You must be able to demonstrate a positive non-judgemental approach to your work and a willingness to work hard in this environment to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Main duties of the job

Our patient group often have complex needs and you will deliver compassionate care to patients from diverse backgrounds who are also vulnerable.

Your role often varies, allowing you to develop additional skills and knowledge. The services we provide include (but not limited to): minor injury and illness, long term conditions, primary mental health, substance misuse, emergency and unscheduled care, health assessments, screening and vaccinations, health promotion, nurse consultation clinics, safeguarding, medication administration.

If you have the right qualities, wish to join an exciting team with autonomous working, developing your clinical skills working in offender health, and feel that the offered posts could give you a challenge that you can rise to, please contact the person below for more details:

Joanne Shaw - General Nursing Lead - 01630636035.

Wendy Sweeney, Clinical Nurse manager - 01630636035.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered nurse mental health
  • Current NMC registration
  • Demonstration of competency in team leadership
  • Evidence of recent study
  • Evidence of previous clinical leadership



  • 2 years experience working at Band 5
  • Experience of working in a custodial setting in the last 2 years
  • 2 years experience within offender mental health

Knowledge and Skills


  • Information technology skills
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate working knowledge/understanding of Clinical Governance and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate a team
  • Awareness of advisory papers relevant to speciality
  • Has presentation skills
  • Skilled in report writing
  • Time management skills
  • Evidence of leading teams

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute

Stoke Heath

Market Drayton TF9 2JL


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