Staff Nurse Inpatient Forensic Mental Health

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Do you want to work for an NHS Foundation Trust rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC?
  • Do you want to work on a ward which has been individually rated OUTSTANDING by theQQC
  • Do you want to work on a ward which is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist Quality Network?

If the answer is YES then consider joining WHEATFIELD LOW SECURE UNIT.

We are currently looking for outstanding Staff Nurses (Band 5) to join our Adult Inpatient Service at Berrywood Hospital in Northampton.

Wheatfield is a 12 bed, forensic Low Secure Unit for males predominantly between the ages of 18 and 65. Its primary role is to provide a comprehensive range of services for patients with a mental disorder who are detained under the Mental Health Act and cannot be treated in open mental health settings because of the level of risk they present. Wheatfield provides security arrangements that impede (rather than completely prevent) those who wish to either escape or abscond. Whilst there are physical security arrangements in place, Wheatfield's security provision has a greater reliance on relational security. Wheatfield provides services for people with long term, chronic and challenging disorders. Patients may have an offending history and be subject to additional restrictions under the Mental Health Act.

Main duties of the job

Preferably you will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse; if you are applying as a newly qualified mental health nurse then you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of forensic services and evidence prior experience working in this area. You will be committed to working in co-production with patients to ensure the best possible outcomes can be achieved safely. You will be able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We have an expectation that you will be able to work together, take responsibility, be authentic and embrace change; we will support you to develop these leadership behaviours so that you become an exceptional member of your team delivering outstanding compassionate care to our patients. The team at Berrywood Hospital are committed to the reduction of restrictive practices however at times you might be required to deliver restrictive interventions in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff. With this in mind we expect you to be physically fit enough to carry out such interventions as a last resort to keep everyone safe.

We will expect you to co-produce and deliver outstanding care with a key emphasis on keeping everyone safe; you will be responsive to feedback received. As a Staff Nurse you will undertake the role of keyworker for identified patients. You will support senior staff in the day to day management of the ward.

About us

We will support you to take responsibility for your learning and development. We will provide you with a full induction and/or preceptorship programme if you are successfully appointed. There will be training and development opportunities both within NHFT and through our links with universities within the East Midlands. We will encourage you to take part in our Leadership Matters programmes and events. We will give you the opportunity to realise your full potential and support you to develop a career that is right for you. Make NHFT the right choice for you.

As Trust we are actively engaged in quality improvement projects demonstrating our commitment to innovation and new better ways of working both of benefit for our patients and staff. Such examples are our introduction of Body Worn Cameras, state of the art Sensory Modulation rooms on mental health wards and our work ensuring parity of esteem between physical health and mental health.

In addition to the benefits offered under the NHS terms and conditions of service, this post additionally attracts an incentive of £5000 pro rata for the successful applicant/s paid over the first 30 months of employment. For further information please refer to the attached FAQ document or contact the Recruitment team for further information. Please note incentive payments are not applicable to existing NHFT substantive staff. Terms and conditions apply

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 QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Essential
  • Qualified RMN or soon to be
  • Experience in student assessments
  • Forensic experience
attributes Essential
  • Good communication evidenced on application form
  • evidence of positive attitude on application form
  • Thinks about own development
  • examples on statement to evidence practice/attributes/attittude

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