Clinical Lead - Prison Mental Health Team

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Hedon Road
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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As part of the new Mental Health contract awarded to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, we are excited to expand our prison mental health services and are looking for registered mental health and learning disability nurses to join us at HMP Hull Integrated Mental Health Team; HMP Hull Integrated Support Unit (an in-patient unit for men with moderate to severe mental illness); and HMP Humber Integrated Mental Health Team. We are looking for experienced nurses to join our teams in this busy, rewarding environment, where you will get to practice a full range of psychiatric skills and interventions.

These teams are multi-disciplinary and will provide high quality mental health care and treatment. You will work with internal and external partners, including partner healthcare providers, prison colleagues, social care providers, probation services. As such, you will need excellent communication skills and a teamwork ethos.

As well as team operational and clinical support and leadership, you will have access to professional specific support including an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Consultant and an Associate Director of Nursing.

Main duties of the job

You will have experience providing compassionate mental health care and have an understanding of the criminal justice system. You will make on going assessment of need reflecting individual circumstances and provide relevant interventions and input to discharge planning. You will be required to have strong coordination and planning skills, with the ability to make decisions based on comprehensive health and risk assessments.

You should be innovative, flexible and able to engage with patients with complex needs. You will be committed to a person-centred approach and have the ability to prioritise.

About us

We offer robust supervision arrangements and a comprehensive induction and training opportunities enabling you to expand your skill set and evidence based practices. This includes various Governed therapy training options as well as clinical practice development and NMP.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect and Compassion.

We would welcome candidates to contact and arrange a visit to the prison or an informal discussion.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details of responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH,/RNLD or registered practitioner, current professional registration with NMC or relevant professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education (within agreed timescales)
  • Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescales).
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Qualified practitioner in e.g. CBT, DBT, PSI, dual diagnosis etc. (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Experience working in the criminal justice system
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • knowledge of health and justice services

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