Prison Mental Health Nurse

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Hull
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Have you thought about working within prison mental health services?

This is an excellent opportunity for registered mental health nurses whom have experience working within mental health services to join a team working in a rewarding environment where you will get to develop a full range of psychiatric skills and interventions. Additionally, to the competency framework, we offer a comprehensive induction and workforce development plan with a vast array of personal, professional and academic training opportunities enabling you to expand your skill set and evidence-based practices

HMP Hull are looking for a Mental Health Nurse to provide mental health care to patients for the Wellbeing Unit.

In partnership with the Prison Service, we will provide an enhanced level of care to those residents at HMP Hull and the wider male population within the secure estate in Yorkshire and Humber.

The Wellbeing Unit will:
  • offer residents with capacity urgent assessment and treatment, intervention and medication to stabilise their MH and promote recovery.
  • establish pathways with regional secure units to ensuring safe transfer and remission to and from secure services when appropriate.
  • receive referrals from the mental health team and acceptance/admission will be collaboratively agreed and facilitated by health and prison staff.

The wellbeing unit will be clinically led and operationally enabled by the team working together within the service.

Main duties of the job

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

This role will be responsible for assessment and caseload management of those referred onto Wellbeing Unit. You will carry out comprehensive assessments, confidently communicating treatment options and initiating supportive care plans, and providing evidence-based interventions alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team

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 skilled professionals who will thrive working in a busy environment in a well resourced team of multidisciplinary professionals, as well as alongside partner providers from a variety of internal and external services.

About us

Our Journey to Change sets out why we do what we do, the kind of organisation we want to be and the three big goals we're committing to.

It was co-created with patients, carers, colleagues and partners.

What do we want to achieve?

We want people to lead their best possible lives.

Our values

The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time:

We are committed to three big goals:

To co-create a great experience for our patients, carers and families.

To co-create a great experience for our colleagues

To be a great partner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), provide mental health and learning disability services in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust (HTFT) in 2 prisons in the East Riding of Yorkshire. As part of the new Mental Health contract awarded to TEWV Health & Justice Services in 2022, we are expanding the service provision across HMP Hull and HMP Humber. HMP Hull is a Category B prison and the reception prison for the East Riding area. The establishment serves all courts in the region and accepts prisoners on remand or sentenced by the courts. The predominant population is made up of remand prisoners in the early days of custody whilst engaging in the court processes.

Job description Job responsibilities

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values.

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

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

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a different process.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH,/RNLD and current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • 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)
  • Leadership or management qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • A good understanding of the Offender Health pathway.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
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

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