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Senior Mental Health Nurse: HMP North Sea Camp

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
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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.

Job Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mental Health Nurse to join the Healthcare team at HMP North Sea Camp.

Working within the Team at HMP North Sea Camp will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to a group of people with a wide range of mental health issues, including complex and enduring mental health problems, some being managed under the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

This role is for registered nurses, with NMC registration, who wish to pursue a career within Offender Health, with proven post registration experience in supporting patients with primary and/or secondary Mental Health needs and have a good knowledge and understanding of CPA and risk assessment.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, patient focused and enjoy a challenge.

Main duties of the job

HMP North Sea Camp

HM Prison North Sea Camp is a men's open prison, located on the edge of the parish of Freiston in Lincolnshire, England. North Sea Camp is operated by His Majesty's Prison Service.

There is a dedicated healthcare centre located within the establishment where healthcare appointments can be carried out.

Main Duties of the job

You will be a registered nurse with demonstrable experience in mental health and associated professional development.Working with men from arrival in the prison through to their release back into the community, you will feel rewarded in your ability to deliver a bespoke package of care to address and improve health inequalities to individuals with diverse and complex health needs?

Delivering a wide range of positive health opportunities to individuals in custody, which is equal to and often above what is offered in the community.

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

Offender Health Directorate

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK.

The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

Providing healthcare to several Prisons, for a population of over 10 000. You would be part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals, with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour.

The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

The Trust

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Its the variety of this role which will provide a stimulating experience like no other, one minute you could be engaging patients in a mental health assessment or delivering brief therapeutic interventions with patients who have primary or secondary mental health problems, the next you may be facilitating a CPA review or contributing to a risk management meeting due to an individuals self-harm behaviour.

We work as part of a wide MDT, including GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, RMNs, Pharmacists, Substance Misuse Recovery workers, RGNs, Sexual Health Specialists and other Allied Professionals and have strong links with community services to promote continuity of care.

We have well-established and strong relationships with the prison team, who support us to deliver healthcare safely.

This role enables you to work autonomously, whilst always having the support of a strong team when required. There are opportunities and support for progression for the right candidate, which can be anything from completing a full Preceptorship to a masters degree.

As a senior nurse your will also be responsible for supporting and supervising junior staff, to engage in individual and group supervision and reflective practice.

Please see full job description for job responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Registered RMN
  • NMC registered


  • Post registration qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Mentor and Assessor Experience



  • A genuine interest in working with this client group and in Offender Mental health related issues
  • Experience of working in secondary Mental Health Services
  • Effective case management/care planning skills
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff
  • Experience of working effectively within a MDT/interagency working


  • Forensic and/ or prison/or criminal justice nursing experience



  • CPA systems and processes
  • An understanding of Personality Disorders
  • Able to offer support in a crisis situation and have experience of working with patients who self-harm.


  • Knowledge and or experience of the ACCT process.
  • Local and National strategies including issues relevant to the criminal justice system



  • Good communicator with both verbal and written text.
  • Organisational skills to manage and prioritise own work load
  • IT skills including Patient Administration Systems (S1)
  • Evidence of effective and appropriate documentation


  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Effective problem and decision solving skills

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview 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 as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP North Sea Camp

Croppers Lane


PE22 0QX

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