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Practitioner - Reconnect

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the new expanded Health & Justice Service within the Reconnect Pathway. There is a requirement to travel to Prison estates within Cheshire.

This post will increase the capacity of the existing Health & Justice team and will be working closely with the current staff.

This role will include providing high quality assessments for people in prison up to 12 weeks prior to their release. The service will be delivered to peoples who present with any health vulnerability including but not limited to mental health, physical health, learning disability, head injury etc.

The successful applicants must be experienced in risk assessment, highly motivated and someone who is looking for a new challenge and have the skills to make a difference.

Due to the nature of the work posts will be subject to prison vetting.

Main duties of the job

Delivering a high-quality clinical service to patients and their families.

o Managing complex assessment in prison establishments. Responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.

o Diverting and liaising with multiple criminal police and other partners.

o Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring, and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

o Assess patient's individual care needs, agree, and refer on to appropriate agency.

o Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.

o Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition

o Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process, as part of Health & Justice Services.

o Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at a team level.

o Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex. Demonstratingour strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post holder will be expected to conduct assessments within the Prison Estate, providing relevant information to partner agencies, Court & Probation services to support people in custody and in the community.

The post holder will be required to work autonomously within this role and be accountable for managing referrals prioritizing referrals and ensuring clinical and electronic record keeping standards are adhered too.

Staff would need to be mindful and skilled to work with people of different ethnicities and backgrounds. They must also be able to demonstrate experience of working with both adults and children/youths.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health Nurse on NMC Register or registered with a professional body (OT, SALT, SW)
  • Post-registration experience, evidence of formal courses and training at diploma/degree level.
  • Registered Mentor


  • Leadership qualification
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously
  • Leadership qualification / existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator / Work Based Supervisor / AMHP



  • Conforms to NMC requirements


  • Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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