Specialist Forensic Nurse - FACTT - Autism Specialist Forensic Nurse- Band 7 (0.8 WTE) Forensic Assessment Consultation and Treatment Team
We are looking to recruit an experienced Learning Disability Nurse or Mental Health Nurse to a newly developed post in the Forensic Assessment Consultation and Treatment Team Community Forensic Services for Autistic people and/ or people who have a learning disability. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the expansion of the existing FACTT service to work with Autistic people. Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
The post holder will take a deputy lead role within the FACTT service, reporting to the clinical lead. They will clinically lead and operationally manage the qualified and non-qualified nursing staff and associated processes within the FACTT service.
He/she will also be responsible for effectively overseeing and deploying the qualified and non-qualified nursing staff and physical resources to ensure the teams meet their contractual obligations.
He/she will take a lead, alongside relevant others, in developing systems and processes in both inpatient and community settings required to ensure effective outcomes for service users and the teams themselves.
He/she will provide specialist nursing assessments and interventions, provide specialist consultation and training to staff from a range of agencies.
He/she will manage referrals and assist with the development of the service.
You will receive regular professional supervision by a senior nurse and will have opportunities for continuing professional development.
The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
Job description Job responsibilities For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
The post holder will have considerable post qualification experience of working with forensic populations, including the assessment and management of risk and providing group interventions with offenders. Experience with working with Autistic people and Experience of supervising/managing other staff is also desirable.
To work collaboratively and effectively with others to deliver the agreed nursing responsibilities of the community forensic service (FACTT).
To be operationally responsible for the health care and nursing staff employed in relation to the FACTT team, as directed by the clinical lead and operational manager.
To be responsible for organising and overseeing the use of the physical resources required to run the FACTT team.
To provide teaching and training of others in relation to these services.
To provide specialist assessments and consultation to others in a range of agencies (e.g. health, social care, third sector, probation)
To coordinate referrals into the FACTT team including liaison with relevant commissioners.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD). Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
- Post graduate level qualification relating to forensic work e.g. Post graduate certificate in forensic practice, MSc Forensic Psychology, etc.
Knowledge and skills Essential
- Knowledge of specialist forensic assessments and relevant nursing interventions
- Awareness of boundary issues between professionals and between patients and professionals.
- Extensive post registration clinical experience with offenders with a learning disability and/or autism.
- Experience of undertaking specialist forensic assessments, analysing the resulting information and giving opinion on this.
- Experience of operationally managing nursing staff
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