Band 5 Staff Nurse - HMP Birmingham Ward 2

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for variety, flexibility, challenge and the chance to progress your career into providing modern mental health care in a prison setting?

Fantastic opportunities have arisen for Mental Health or Learning Disability nurses, Band 5 to join the Inpatient Mental Health Team here at HMP Birmingham. We are a NHS service provider and work alongside a number of partnership agencies.

We are expanding services with focused pathways on Secondary mental health, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Dementia care and Learning Disability and looking to build a skilled workforce that can meet the variety and challenge that working in a custodial setting brings.

*** A visit to the prison is highly recommended to interested candidates

Main duties of the job

We have a Band 5 post now available at HMP Birmingham, which is an Adult Category B prison with a diverse range of nursing needs. HMP Birmingham currently holds a maximum of 970 prisoners, with a combination of both sentenced and remand Adult males.

This brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse mixed nursing skills background and attracts nurses from a range of professional specialist areas, such as Assertive Outreach and Forensic Services.

Our service has defined structured Mental Health teams in operation. We have a nursing team that supports the assessment of prisoners within a 24hr healthcare environment, with a 15-bedded in-patient assessment ward and a Community Mental Health Team that offers Primary care, In-reach and Forensic models of engagement similar to those experienced and replicated within the wider community.

Start you career in prison nursing by joining the inpatient team. Support therapuetic groups and interventions. Undertake assessment and support patients through the Forensic mental health and learning disability pathways.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

*if you would like to an informal discussion or tour of the service, please contact Jasmine to arrange.

*** A visit to the prison is highly recommended to interested candidates

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RNLD (with PIN or awaiting)
  • Previous experience of working in Acute or Forensic setting

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