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Prison Mental Health Nurse - �3,000 joining bonus

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Hull
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2024
Have you thought about working within prison mental health services?

What to support development of supporting complex patients within the segregation unit?

Prison environments are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing Clinical skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this could be the opportunity for you.

This is an excellent opportunity for registered mental health nurses whom have experience working within mental health services to join a team 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 Hull are looking for a Mental Health Nurse to provide mental health care to the patients we support within the segregation unit. The new model embeds joint working with primary care nurses and HMPPS to co produce and deliver the standards of care outlined in segregation standards.

To deliver clinical assessment and intervention as dedicated provision for complex patients whilst supporting a whole prison approach.

Main duties of the job

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

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.

To deliver clinical assessment and intervention as dedicated provision for complex patients whilst supporting a whole prison approach. You will carry out comprehensive assessments, confidently communicating treatment options and initiating supportive care plans, and providing evidence-based interventions alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team

You will be committed to a person-centered approach to your work and will have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly. We are looking for skilled professionals who will thrive working in a busy environment in a well resourced team of multidisciplinary professionals, as well as alongside partner providers from a variety of internal and external services.

This includes opportunity to deliver training in conjunction with nurse consultant

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.

Our values

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

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), provide mental health and learning disability services in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust (HTFT) in 2 prisons in the East Riding of Yorkshire. As part of the new Mental Health contract awarded to TEWV Health & Justice Services in 2022, we are expanding the service provision across HMP Hull and HMP Humber. HMP Hull is a Category B prison and the reception prison for the East Riding area. The establishment serves all courts in the region and accepts prisoners on remand or sentenced by the courts. The predominant population is made up of remand prisoners in the early days of custody whilst engaging in the court processes.

Interested in clinical development?

We offer opportunities to develop in to a specialist role of your interest which in turn benefits the service. Examples include psychological therapies such as EMDR and DBT, none medical prescribing, leadership opportunities and Professional Nursing Advocacy.

How will we support you?

o Bespoke induction

o Competency framework

o Regional career development opportunities

o Support from the wider team

Job description

Job 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 us to arrange a visit to the prison or an informal discussion.

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

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a different process.

Person Specification



  • RNMH,/RNLD or registered practitioner, current professional registration with NMC or relevant professional body
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • 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)
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (within agreed timescales)
  • 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.
  • A good understanding of the Offender Health pathway.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon Road

Kingston Upon Hull


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