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Specialist Forensic Nurse - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced learning disability nurse to a post that is split between Community Forensic Services in relation to service users with learning disabilities and forensic needs (0.4 WTE) and the Offender Group Treatment Team (OGTT) at Brooklands Hospital (0.4 WTE).

The post holder will carry out forensic risk assessments and deliver group or individually tailored interventions aimed at reducing offending behaviours with service users who are either inpatients on the Brooklands site or in a community setting. He/she will deliver training and provide consultation to staff working with services users with a learning disability who have offended or are at risk of doing so.

He/she will operationally manage qualified and non-qualified nursing and other healthcare staff and associated processes within the FACTT-LD team and Offender Group Treatment team.

He/she will be responsible for ensuring the required physical resources are in place to deliver these interventions and will lead or co-lead projects that improve service quality and effectiveness. He/she will also co-ordinate referrals into the service, collect outcome data and liaise with other professionals as required.

The post holder will receive regular clinical supervision by a senior clinical psychologist and will have opportunities for continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will clinically lead and operationally manage qualified and non-qualified healthcare & nursing staff and associated processes within the FACTT-LD and Offender Group Treatment Teams.

He/she will also be responsible for effectively overseeing and deploying the qualified and non-qualified nursing staff and physical resources to ensure the teams meet their contractual obligations.

He/she will take a lead, alongside relevant others, in developing systems and processes in both inpatient and community settings required to ensure effective outcomes for service users and the teams themselves.

He/she will provide specialist nursing assessments and interventions, provide specialist consultation and training to staff from a range of agencies.

He/she will manage referrals and assist with the development of both services.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

Our vision: to become an innovative, forward thinking and inclusive teaching organisation, enabling us to provide consistently high quality, safe and compassionate care.

At CWPT, we care for you as much as you care for others, and we offer a wide range of support services to promote staff wellbeing and a good work-life balance. We would where possible, consider part time and flexible working arrangements including hybrid working.

We know our staff are our greatest asset, which is why we invest in training and development opportunities, and our leadership teams are dedicated to continuous professional and personal development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work collaboratively and effectively with others to deliver the Offender Group Treatment programmes and other relevant interventions delivered at Brooklands, Marston Green, following relevant protocols and procedures.

To work collaboratively and effectively with others to deliver the agreed nursing responsibilities of the community forensic service (FACTT-LD).

To be operationally responsible for the health care and nursing staff employed in relation to the FACTT-LD team, as directed by the clinical lead and operational manager.

To be responsible for organising and overseeing the use of the physical resources required to run the FACTT-LD team.

To contribute to future developments of the offender group treatment programmes and the community forensic service.

To provide teaching and training of others in relation to these services.

To provide specialist assessments and consultation to others in a range of agencies (eg. health, social care, third sector, probation)

To coordinate referrals into the FACTT-LD team including liaison with relevant commissioner.

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD). Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
  • Post graduate level qualification relating to forensic work eg. Post graduate certificate in forensic practice, MSc Forensic Psychology, etc.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Knowledge of specialist forensic assessments and relevant nursing interventions
  • Awareness of boundary issues between professionals and between patients and professionals
Experience Essential
  • Extensive post registration clinical experience with offenders with a learning disability and/or autism.
  • Experience of undertaking specialist forensic assessments, analysing the resulting information and giving opinion on this.
  • Experience of operationally managing nursing staff
Other Essential
  • Willing and able to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services.

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