Staff Nurse - HMP Pentonville

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inclusive of inner London HCAS
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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*£6,500 relocation package available (criteria applies)

Do you enjoy working in a clinically stimulating environment? Are you a motivated staff nurse (RMN) who is committed to providing the best possible health care in a challenging and busy environment where your clinical skills and experience; will make a significant contribution to improving the clinical outcomes for a complex patient population. BEH MH NHS trust is a forward thinking and dynamic NHS Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality dignified and compassionate care to service users.

We are looking for high calibre, motivated and enthusiastic RMN staff nurse to work in our Inpatient Service within our Offender Care Service at HMP Pentonville.

The clinical work is varied, and with a population that is changing almost daily you need to be well organized, motivated and willing to work with high levels of complexity. Still interested then we look forward to hearing from you?

Please note, this position will be subject to prison vetting. You will be required to have a current right to work and reside in the UK.

Main duties of the job

The Inpatients Unit is a 22 bedded healthcare ward at HMP Pentonville. The unit has two wards providing both mental and physical healthcare to offenders who cannot be appropriately cared for in the prison's ordinary wings.

The unit usually works with an average of 18 patients with mental health needs and 4 with primary physical care problems (this varies with presenting needs). You will need a good understanding of both the needs and challenges facing patients with multiple needs in a secure setting.

The role will mostly involve in working in a multi-disciplinary team of RMN,RGN, healthcare assistants and prison officer support workers in both mental and physical health. You will be expected to be able to work in a busy demanding environment with competing pressures. In return the Trust will offer you access to high quality training and development.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Part 3 or Part 13 of NMC register) and evidence of post-basic study
  • Preceptoship/ Mentorship or working towards
  • 12 months post qualification experience or suit newly qualified.
  • Ability to plan and organise a range of complex clinical activities which require judgments to be made on competing factors
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments using a standardised or semi- structured risk assessment method
  • Ability to formulate care plans and packages of care
  • Ability to care co-ordinate within CPA
  • Ability to engage in group work and supportive therapy
  • Ability and confidence to take responsibility in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating the standards of care programmes in the community

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