Nurse Consultant

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 (pro rata), per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
A very exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a Nurse Consultant to join our Health and Justice Service, to clinically lead and provide high quality nursing care across the Hull and Humber Prison Mental Health Teams.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse who has extensive skills and knowledge of delivering psychologically-informed and compassionate care to individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system. You will assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of a high quality, effective service to improve psychological wellbeing and reduce risk and harmful behaviour. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and partner agencies requiring excellent communication skills.

As Nurse Consultant you will be expected to provide clinical leadership and direction in the provision of excellent mental health assessment and treatment. You will also deliver highly specialist care to patients with severe and enduring mental health conditions or learning disabilities which may include significant challenging behaviours within the prison services. You will provide expert advice, clinical supervision and training to colleagues and partner organisations and have an opportunity to contribute to research and development projects within the service.

You will be well supported by the Associate Director of Nursing and service managers, receiving supervision and professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To build on the development of our prison based clinical pathways and treatment delivery across Health & Justice Services. The service provides high quality and compassion focused care for all of our service users.

You will work within a highly specialised clinical area which will require strategic thinking, interdisciplinary working, a high degree of professional autonomy and critical judgement.

Candidates should have excellent leadership and communication skills and be highly knowledgeable and experienced in working with individuals who suffer from complex mental health problems/ learning disabilities and with a history of trauma, providing and supervising the delivery of highly specialist psychological therapy to clients within the service.

About us

A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in people

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

Disability Confident Scheme

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

Continuously improving services

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

We invest in your training and development

All staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Continuous professional development is important to us. Once you're comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.

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.

The Nurse Consultant will be based within our clinical services and be able to work in partnership with both the senior clinical leadership and operational management team and our stakeholder and partners, to ensure that the service operates in a recovery focused way, enabling individuals to achieve their recovery goals.

They will be expected to lead on improving the experience of our patients, their families and/or carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively, and sharing information appropriately within a multi-agency context where collaborative working is essential. This position offers the post holder the opportunity to develop both their clinical and leadership skills and be an integral member of the senior leadership team within the H& J Service.

Applicants must hold a first level RNLD/RNMH qualification and have an independent and supplementary nurse prescribing certificate. As well as a Masters, or working towards with successful completion in agreed timescales. A relevant post-registration qualification with a supporting professional portfolio is essential including training in a Governed Psychological Therapy. You will need to demonstrate extensive professional development, excellent organisational skills, autonomy, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to contribute to the existing multi-disciplinary teams and internal/external processes in a senior clinical role.

The successful candidate will be flexible and able to use initiative. They will be expected to provide senior nursing expertise, clinical leadership and to nurture and develop the delivery of high-quality patient care demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, coordinate clinical practice, ensuring high standards of evidence-based care take a lead in clinical audit and developing nursing practice within services. They will also need to be capable of working independently and being adaptable to the changing needs of the organisation.

Additional contact details

For more information and an informal discussion please contact

Stephanie Potter, Yorkshire Prison Service Manager

Person Specification



  • RNMH/ RNLD, current professional registration with NMC
  • Relevant Post-basic clinical qualification(s) with a professional portfolio supporting this.
  • Masters level qualification or working towards with successful completion in agreed timescales.
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Course Certificate


  • Relevant teaching qualification



  • Substantial post registration experience in a clinical nurse specialisation and/or senior nursing positions, to include significant leadership functions.
  • Currently engaged in significant clinical work with people with a severe mental illness at an advanced level of practice and can demonstrate a high degree of professional autonomy in this area.
  • Evidence of applying research to advance practice.


  • Organisational development experience
  • Publication of material in forensic services related issues within nursing and healthcare journals

Knowledge and Skills


  • Specialist knowledge of Trauma
  • Knowledge of supervision models
  • Theory and concepts associated with offender's mental health and their application
  • Accreditation with a recognised body in delivering psychological therapies
  • Highly qualified in delivering a range of evidenced based therapies and interventions
  • Leadership skills, e.g. can exercise leadership to support and inspire colleagues
  • Advanced / higher level in practice in secure health nursing.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon Rd



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