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Clinical Lead - Prison Mental Health Team - �3,000 Joining Bonus

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Have you thought about working within prison mental health services?

This is an excellent opportunity for mental health nurses / registered professionals whom have experience working within mental health services 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

HMP Humber are looking for 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 working as part of a stepped care model. You will completing comprehensive assessments, confidently communicating treatment options and initiating supportive care plans, and providing evidence-based interventions alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team.

You will work with internal and external partners, including partner healthcare providers, prison colleagues, social care providers, probation services. As such, you will need excellent communication skills and a teamwork ethos.

Main duties of the job

You will either be a Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist. You'll have a flexible approach to working within a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

You will have experience providing compassionate mental health care and have an understanding of the criminal justice system. You will make on going assessment of need reflecting individual circumstances and provide relevant interventions and input to discharge planning. You will be required to have strong coordination and planning skills, with the ability to make decisions based on comprehensive health and risk assessments.

You should be innovative, flexible and able to engage with patients with complex needs. You will be committed to a person-centred approach and have the ability to prioritise.

Please note this post has �3,000 joining bonus alongside development opportunities for successful applicants. This incentive is paid as follows �1,500 upon joining the Trust, �750 after year 1 and �750 after year 2.

About us

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.

As well as team operational and clinical support and leadership, you will have access to professional specific support including an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Consultant and an Associate Director of Nursing.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect andCompassion.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • RNMH,/RNLD or registered practitioner, current professional registration with NMC or relevant professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (within agreed timescales)
  • 18 months post qualifying experience including sign off of appropriate preceptorship or competency framework.
  • 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)
  • Non-medical Prescriber (within agreed timescale.)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Working with external partners/team working
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.


  • Experience in a secure environment.



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Knowledge of offender health clinical pathways

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust



Beck Road


HU15 2JZ

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