Clinical Lead - Prison Mental Health Team

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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HMP Lancaster Farms is a Category C prison for sentenced adult males

We're looking for experienced nurses/mental health practitioners to join our team working in a rewarding environment where you will get to practice a full range of psychiatric skills and interventions.

Acting as a care co-ordinator you will make on going assessment of needs reflecting individual circumstances, including risk assessment, providing relevant interventions and coordinating discharge planning.

You will be committed to a person-centered approach to your work and will have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly.

We are looking for a skilled nurse/mental health practitioner who will thrive working in a busy environment, working alongside our urgent care clinicians and amongst a wider well resourced team of multi-disciplinary professionals, as well as alongside partner providers from a variety of internal and external services.

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 refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Non-medical Prescriber (within agreed timescale.)
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
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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