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Prison Mental Health Nurse - Development Post - �3,000 joining bonus

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
South Cave
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
This vacancy is open to Band 5 Registered Nurses with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience and successful completion of preceptorship. This is a developmental post with progression to a Band 6 upon meeting the criteria within the Band 6 job description and competency framework specific to Health & Justice Services.

HMP Humber are looking for a Mental Health Nurse / Clinical Lead to provide mental health care to patients. This role will be responsible for assessment and caseload management of those referred into Mental health services within HMP Humber, working as part of a stepped care model. You will be supporting your team to carry out comprehensive assessments, confidently communicating treatment options and initiating supportive care plans, and providing evidence-based interventions alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team.

These teams are multi-disciplinary and will provide high quality mental health care and treatment.

This is an excellent opportunity for nurses to join a team working in a rewarding environment where you will get to develop a full range of psychiatric skills and interventions. Additionally to the competency framework, we offer a comprehensive induction and workforce development plan with a vast array of personal, professional and academic training opportunities enabling you to expand your skill set and evidence based practices.

Main duties of the job

Candidates will work across urgent and planned services in order to develop knowledge, skills and experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as well and an ability to work under pressure and with initiative. We are looking for clinicians who will thrive working in a busy environment amongst a wider well resourced team of multidisciplinary professionals, as well as alongside partner providers from a variety of internal and external services.

A �3,000 Trust welcome bonus will be applied to this post. This incentive is paid as follows �1,500 upon joining the Trust, �750 after year 1 and �750 after year 2.

About us

As part of the new Mental Health contract awarded to TEWV Health & Justice Services in 2022, we are able to expand recruitment for the team at HMP Hull .

Our Journey to Change sets out why we do what we do, the kind of organisation we want to be and the three big goals we're committing to.

It was co-created with patients, carers, colleagues and partners.

What do we want to achieve?

We want people to lead their best possible lives.

Our values

The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time:

We are committed to three big goals:

To co-create a great experience for our patients, carers and families.

To co-create a great experience for our colleagues

To be a great partner

We offer a comprehensive induction, robust supervision arrangements and training opportunities, enabling you to expand your skill set and evidence-based practices.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job descriptions for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values.

We would welcome candidates to contact and arrange a visit to the prison or an informal discussion.

Person Specification



  • RNMH,/RNLD or registered practitioner, current professional registration with NMC or relevant professional body.
  • Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescales).
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Qualified practitioner in e.g. CBT, DBT, PSI, dual diagnosis etc. (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Working collaborative with other professionals and organisaitons


  • Experience of working in Forensic Services



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities


  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Humber

South Cave

HU15 2JZ

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