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Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) - HMP Birmingham (FULL TIME)

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata plus environmental allowance of £1,542
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
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 opportunity has risen for an experienced Mental Health or Learning Disability nurses to join the Community Mental Health team as a Band 6 CPN here at HMP Birmingham

A Band 6 Nursing posts in our busy mental health team is 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.

Main duties of the job

To provide community mental health nursing which contributes to the wider mental health services that are on offer to the mentally ill within HMP Birmingham prison, particularly for those experiencing serious and enduring mental illness, symptoms of personality disorder and acute phases of illness. This also includes needs -led interventions, referrals and liaison with other agencies both within and external of the prison environment.

To provide risk assessment and care management plans that are intended to identify and predict factors that will minimise or prevent harm to both staff and other prisoners.

To ensure effective and integrated working with prison staff and other MDT professionals working within the prison establishment, i.e. social care providers, chaplaincy and specialist services including probation, forensic mental health services and drug workers.

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.

Person Specification Registered Nurse RMN or RNLD Essential
  • Qualification and NMC PIN
  • Experience of working in a secure setting
  • Mentoring qualification
  • Previous experience of working in a Prison
  • Qualification or experience of delivering Trauma Informed Care

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