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Mental Health Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inclusive of Inner London HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you enjoy working in a clinically stimulating environment? Are you a motivated senior 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. 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?

The Enhanced Support Service (ESS) at HMP Pentonville is looking for a dynamic, high calibre, motivated and enthusiastic Senior Nurse Practitioner who is committed to and passionate about working in Prison environment.

The ESS is a multi-disciplinary team who work with a small caseload of prisoners at HMP Pentonville, whose behaviour is complex and challenging to the prison regime, and whose engagement with the normal regime of the prison is considered problematic.

The ESS is commissioned by the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway.

Main duties of the job

The ESS team work in pairs with prisoners for approximately 12 weeks, with the overarching aims being to improve their psychological wellbeing, and reduce the frequency of challenging behaviour.

This can include helping the individual:
  • to understand their current situation,
  • to recognise how their behaviour affects themselves and those around them,
  • to identify personal goals and learn how to achieve these goals,
  • to learn to work collaboratively with staff and other prisoners.

Please note interviews will take place on 4th July 2022.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) andcommunity Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London 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 is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved New Models of care budget, it 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 also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Degree
  • MSc PG Diploma in Personality Disorder
  • Experience of working with challenging and complex patients
  • Experience of working with personality disordered individuals
  • The ability to work in often difficult circumstances within a high pressured environment.
  • Experience of carrying out complex assessments including risk.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Resilience and emotional intelligence.

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