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Clinical Matron - Integrated Mental Health Team

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS ? Ever considered Prison healthcare ?An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled clinician with demonstrated leadership and management skills to take up the post of Clinical Matron for the Integrated Mental Health Team at HMP Gartree.

To be responsible for the clinical management and leadership of the Integrated Mental Health Team within the Prison establishment.

To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and smooth running of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a service to a diverse caseload of patients who are presenting with mental health problems and a high risk of harm.

To lead and coordinate an integrated team of healthcare professionals in the delivery of effective clinical management of patients who have a wide range of health issues.

And we do have an exciting opportunity to for a Band 7 Clinical Matron of our Integrated Mental Health team that is at the least equivalent to what they would expect to receive in the community.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare delivery in prison is never dull or predictable - it is very rewarding. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences to you as a qualified professional. The Integrated Mental Health team consists of senior mental health nurses, psychology, support workers and psychiatry provision who provide a stepped model approach to care provision and cover all aspects of mental health needs. The team provides case management and group work. The team have good working relationships with the Prison staff which is reflected in excellent health outcomes for our most vulnerable men.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

HMP Gartree is a category B prison for sentenced men.

You will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial leadership to a high standard, promoting best practice and developing Mental Health services to enhance quality and improve patient experience. You will be working alongside other healthcare professionals in the wider healthcare team you will have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible to our patients at HMP Gartree.

Want to know more ? Come and pay us a visit and see the world of prison healthcare for yourself.You must be an experienced RMN nurse - The healthcare team operates in a supportive environment with a commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

Person Specification



  • Experience of Managing teams and services
  • Experience of performance Management
  • Knowledge and Experience in the provision of care to the complex needs of mental health patients


  • Experience of developing services
  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Learning Disability First Level Registration
  • Master's degree or equivalent Evidence of CPD


  • Mentorship qualification



  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches used in secure environments including the Recovery Agenda
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interface across Clinical pathways
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches to care
  • Knowledge and experience of risk assessment and implementation and a sound knowledge of safeguarding
  • Good Knowledge of safeguarding


  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system
  • Experience of developing services



  • Teaching and influencing negotiation and supervision skills
  • Excellent patient focused assessment skills
  • Investigative skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multi - disciplinary team as a senior member and represent nursing perspective in a variety of settings
  • Commitment to clinical and managerial supervision

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Contractual Requirements


  • Flexibility around working hours in line with service and operational need
  • Ability to work across geographical establishments - A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Ability to travel across Trust sites to undertake training

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Gartree

Gallow Field Road


LE16 7RP

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