Security Liaison Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 suitably qualified and experienced senior mental health nurses to work in the Security Liaison Nurse team in the Security Directorate at Broadmoor Hospital.

The Security Liaison Nurse provides specialist security advice and support to both Clinical and Non-Clinical areas, working closely with ward and other direct patient care staff to provide an objective security focused contribution in the assessment and management of Clinical and Non-Clinical risks posed by patients and their environment. The effective integration of security with the treatment and care of patients is a key function of the post.

Main duties of the job

The Security Liaison Nurse is responsible for developing collaborative links between the Security Directorate, multi-disciplinary teams and other hospital and external services, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors at Broadmoor Hospital.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to provide advice, guidance and training on aspects of physical, procedural and relational security to clinical teams and staff throughout the hospital. The post holder is also responsible for working with teams to ensure that security standards are achieved and for ensuring that clinical and security practice are effectively integrated.

Applicants must have the ability to contribute to and influence service development and possess excellent communication, investigatory, auditing and analytical skills. An excellent working knowledge of the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019, the National Clinical Security Framework, security policies and procedures is also essential.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Security Qualification
  • Evidence of further education and a training qualification
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of two years post registration ward experience or equivalent in a secure NHS forensic setting or other relevant security related service.
  • Experience of undertaking investigations
  • Experience of organising and delivering specialist training to groups of staff
  • Experience of project management/security works
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety & Security) Directions 2019.
  • Working knowledge of the MHA & MHA Code of Practice and an up to date knowledge of current trends in mental health.
  • Working knowledge of the National Clinical Security Framework.
  • A thorough understanding of the security needs of patients with criminal or violent propensities within the context of patient care.
  • Working knowledge of clinical and security risk assessment.
  • Up to date knowledge of Data Protection Act 2018 within the context of a high security environment.
  • Up to date knowledge of standards of security in High Security Hospitals
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as constructively in small and large teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and a confident speaker with the ability to provide specialist advice.
  • To be credible and able to influence at a senior level.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills, proficient in report writing.
  • Competent operator of IT equipment and programmes e.g. Word, Power Point, Excel.

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