Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Perry, Huntingdon
Depending on experience £32,306 - £39,027 - dependant on experience
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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I want a qualified Mental Health Nurse who is prepared to challenge the preconceived ideas of working with offenders in the prison setting to help me change the way offenders with mental illness are understood.

I have a vacancy for a Band 6 Mental Health Professional who has some experience of working in a secure setting or with offenders but this is not essential. You will be responsible for your own case load working in a Category C male prison as part of a small team. You will be able to provide the assessment and planned delivery of care to a group of individuals who can present with very complex needs, the Mental Heath Professional I'm looking for will see this as a challenge. We work as a Community Mental Health Team but cover both secondary and primary mental health services but do not dispense medication, this is done by the wider Healthcare Team. We run like a GP Service and are a integrated with Healthcare. We manage a depot clinic and also have groups such as Trauma and Emotional Regulation and hold a Wellbeing weekly drop in clinic. The service is 9-5 Monday until Friday, the team do not work bank holidays. We have free parking and a subsidised canteen on site.

If you have previous experience working with Mental Illness with complex needs including Personality disorder and complex Trauma, then this is the place you want to be working. We are a Trauma Informed Service with training available in-house for you to progress and improve your nursing skills.

Main duties of the job

The integrated Mental Health Service as part of an integrated Healthcare system covers a five day service the post holder will work as a core member of the team delivering and providing a comprehensive safe, effective mental health service that encompasses Primary and Secondary mental health provision within the prison.

The Post holder will support the Team Manager in their development of operational and clinical Service Mechanisms.

Act as an exemplar professional role-model in embracing core values of dignity, respect, care and compassion. Be aware of and keep updated on wider issues affecting future professional practice in mental health and the wider context of health and social care and ensure these are communicated to members of the team.

The post holder will provide highly visible, authoritative leadership and management to deliver services within agreed service models.

The post holder will work to establish effective multi-disciplinary working within and across teams.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Mental Health Professional Registration
  • Forensic Experience
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • To have an understanding of Individuals with Complex needs.
  • Previous experience of working with Adults with Mental Illness in the Community.

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