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Band 7 Senior Practitioner in Nursing - Bristol

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The Forensic Personality Disorder Service (FPDS) is an experienced multi-disciplinary team working with service users with a primary diagnosis of personality disorder (PD) within AWP's Secure Services, based at Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol. It is one of the eight provider organisations within the South West Provider Collaborative who are commissioned to deliver Adult Secure Services. The Service has close working links with the local community based Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway service and Nexus, the OPD Pathway Service at HMP Eastwood Park.

The post-holder should have a relevant qualification, and experience of working with service users with PD and complex needs. Experience of working within a forensic setting would be advantageous, although not essential.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the Service are to:
  • gatekeep assessments of service users with a primary diagnosis of PD who are referred for a secure in-patient admission
  • provide care pathway management of the clinical cohort who are admitted to secure services across the South West Region (and beyond for Out Of Area placements)
  • provide specialist clinical advice and recommendations about the most appropriate care pathway for these individuals
  • support teams in secure services to work with these service users through providing consultation, training, reflective practice and clinical supervision

There will be some opportunity for direct clinical interventions in conjunction with related services and the opportunity to build relationships with partner agencies.

Wellbeing is prioritised. The team meet regularly for group case discussions and reflective practice, in addition to individual clinical supervision, which is an essential part of the work.

We work to a multi-disciplinary model where all members perspectives and views valued within a trauma informed, psychologically-minded service.

About us

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the post holder will include:
  • completing access assessments of service users with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder who are referred for a secure in-patient admission
  • providing specialist clinical advice and recommendations about the most appropriate care pathway for an individual
  • care pathway management which will include attendance at CPAs and professionals meetings, consultation to staff teams, regular meetings with service users in secure hospitals
  • support teams in secure services to work with these service users through providing consultation, training, reflective practice and clinical supervision


Person Specification Qualified mental health nurse. Essential
  • Qualified mental health nurse
  • Professional experience in mental health
Desirable
  • Professional experience of Forensic mental health and personality disorder


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