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Health and Emotional Wellbeing Nurse Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner. We have a Health and Justice Directorate, within which sits the 'Children and Young People' Service line working in partnership with 'Youth Custody' colleagues to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, neuro-developmental and substance misuse services to the young people within our services.

At HMYOI Cookham Wood we care for 15-18 year old boys in custody if you are passionate about working with adolescents then this post is for you.

We are looking for a Mental Health Nurse (we would also consider applications from Learning Disability Nurses who have experience of working within CAMHS) to join our new Integrated Health and Emotional Wellbeing Team (IHEWBT) within HMYOI Cookham Wood. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of this innovative trauma-informed model and also an opportunity to use your clinical and interpersonal skills, develop new skills through supervision and training and work with a unique population group. If you have a background of working in CAMHS or with adolescents in other settings then this is an exciting role working with some of the most vulnerable and complex young people alongside an incredibly dedicated and experienced multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to be persistent in the face of significant challenge and to be able to hold the needs of complex young people within an equally complex system. If you enjoy direct and individual work, but also working with the team around a young person then this role, as part of our trauma informed service, could be the one for you. You will have the opportunity to work within evidence based frameworks and models to contribute to assessment, intervention and therapeutic care of young people with a wide range of mental health, emotional and neuro-developmental difficulties.

It takes a very special, dedicated, resilient and caring clinician to provide care in such an ever changing, dynamic environment and you will be joining like-minded exceptional healthcare professionals. Working within an integrated team affords us the benefit of being able to work in a truly holistic manner, responding to both the physical and mental well-being needs of our young people.

About us

CNWL's Health & Justice Services are made up of highly motivated and passionate teams with vast experience in secure healthcare delivering health care in a range of settings prisons, Immigration , secure hospital and in the community.

All appointments are subject to successful prison vetting processes.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course service users when working in our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Nurse Practitioner within the Health and Emotional Wellbeing Team in HMYOI Cookham Wood will be committed to providing healthcare services in custody, equivalent to those in the community. Post-holders will have broad experience of working in successful Child and Adolescent Mental Health/Neurodevelopmental Services and will have a good understanding of what is required to deliver an effective mental health and neuro-developmental service for young people in a custodial setting.

The post holder will fully embrace the Integrated Care Framework (SECURE STAIRS) model, including participating in and co-delivering training, attending team Reflective Practice, facilitating a therapeutic culture and activities on the units including Community Meetings, contributing to Formulations and, where appropriate, providing supervision to prison staff. The post-holder, alongside colleagues in the Health and Wellbeing Team, will be responsible for helping the prison understand and move towards the Integrated Framework model of work and should therefore embody the core principles of reflectiveness, and developmentally and trauma-informed practice, in their daily activities.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health nurse or Nurse/Registered General Nurse/Children's Nurse or experienced CAMHS specialist -HCPC registered
  • Evidence of personal and professional development


  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Post registration qualification appropriate to speciality



  • oSubstantial post graduate experience.
  • oPractical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
  • oExperience in providing and receiving supervision
  • oExperience of running clinics and/or group work
  • oAbility to keep accurate records


  • oExperience of working within a secure environment / prison
  • oExperience of SystmOne IT system

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMYOI Cookham Wood

Sir Evelyn Road



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