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Physical Healthcare Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

To take a role in providing the successful and effective delivery of physical health assessment and treatment in Clayfields Local Authority Secure Children's Home

To work as a physical health nurse within a multi-disciplinary team in a secure Childrens home setting. Providing care to young people with complex needs, from the point of entry into Clayfields House to re-entry into the community so that the health and social functioning of young people is improved.

To provide education and supervision to staff members and other professionals ie education staff, care staff.

To support local Band 6 physical health nurse, psychiatrist and GP's in delivery of health clinics.

Main duties of the job

  • Judgements involve a range of facts or situations, which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.
  • Assessment of young person's condition, recognising deterioration, evaluate outcome of an intervention and feedback into service change.
  • Judgements on problems requiring investigation/analysis including assessment of young person's condition ie wound care.
  • To undertake individual young person's assessments, plan and implement effective treatment regimes in conjunction with agreed objectives between young person, yourself and other professionals.
  • Recognise own professional limitations and seek support when required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out a comprehensive assessment of health, wellbeing and social care needs.
  • To modify the care package and where appropriate refer to external agencies in a timely manner.
  • An understanding of how medication, diet, physiological and external factors can impact on patient care.

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

The role is fast paced and challenging and requires the team to provide care to young people who have offended or are at risk. We provide successful and effective delivery of mental health and physical care to young people with complex mental health problems, from the point of entry into Clayfields House to re-entry into the community.

The candidate must be a currently registered physical healthcare nurse, have experience working with young people, working and liaising with different agencies, and have relevant experience and skills of assessment and delivering evidence based interventions.

The role will has a flexible shift pattern working and being part of an on-call rota only for new admissions into the centre.
  • Free DBS for all appointees
  • Free parking on site
  • An integrated team on all levels including senior management
  • A unique place to work

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification, registered nurse (general) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding


  • Specialist experience working with young people
  • Experience working in secure services



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of young peoples health needs
  • Good IT skills


  • Venepuncture
  • Sexual health experience/training

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Clayfields Secure Childrens Home

18-20 Moorbridge Lane



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