Band 5 Staff Nurse - HMP Birmingham/Birmingham Recovery Team

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Are you looking for a new challenge in a diverse but supportive area? Are you dynamic and passionate about high quality care delivery?Do you consider yourself passionate, driven and motivated?Can you adapt to a fast paced ever changing environment with unique challenges?

Would like to develop your existing skills and learn something new every day within a prison healthcare serviceIf you have answered yes to the above BRT( Birmingham Recovery Team) service is the right place for you and we would love to hear from you ! An exciting opportunity has arisen in HMP Birmingham Healthcare for a Band 5 Staff Nurse in Birmingham Recovery Team formerly the IDTS (Integrated Drug treatment Service Team) .

BRT aims to increase the volume and care and quality of treatment available to prisoners that are assessed as requiring treatment for drugs and alcohol misuse, with particular emphasis on early custody.

BRT is within BSMHFT one of the largest Mental Health foundation trusts in the UK.

Main duties of the job

To provide nursing assessments incorporating general and substance misuse heath related issues. To participate in nurse reviews , observations of patients experiencing withdrawals from drug and alcohol. Completing COWS/CIWA scoring and supporting with ACCT and algorithms for fitness to remain in the Care and Separation Unit.

To ensure a high standard of nursing in the application of clinical nursing procedures and treatment including the custody storage and administration of all prescribed medication required for patients health and wellbeing

To maintain a high standard of nursing care during procedures and treatments through supervision and instruction.

To provide crisis intervention to service users experiencing mental health difficulties and self -harm suicidal behaviours.

To assess mental and physical fitness of service

To ensure that user involvement in service provision is adhered to at all times.

Every member of staff has a responsibility to be aware of and follow at all times, the relevant national and local policy in relation to safeguarding children, safeguarding adults and the prevention and control of infection.

To undertake other duties as directed.

To liaise with partner agencies to provide continuity of care

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the job description and person specification.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Require Registration


  • Awaiting NMC PIN
  • Experience working in acute/PICU/Secure care/prison


  • Previous experience working within substance misuse

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Birmingham prison/Birmingham Recovery Team

Winson Green Road


B18 4AS

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