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HMP Leicester - Mental Health Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS?
Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to join the Healthcare team at HMP Leicester

Working within the Team at HMP Leicester will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to a group of people who traditionally have high psychiatric and social morbidity but have also faced multiple barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare.

This role is for registered nurses, with NMC registration, who wish to pursue a career within Offender Health.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, patient focused and enjoy a challenge.

We provide an integrated service 24 hours 7 days a week , the Mental Health Service is operational over 7 days, 07.30 - 18.00

The team operates in a supportive and safe environment with a commitment to personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a registered nurse, with demonstrable experience in mental health and associated professional development.Working with men from arrival in the prison through to their release back into the community , you will feel rewarded in your ability to deliver a bespoke package of care to address and improve health inequalities to individuals with diverse and complex health needs?

Delivering a wide range of positive health opportunities to individuals in custody, which is equal to and often above what is offered in the community.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities
HMP Leicester

HMP Leicester is located in the city centre, it is a Category B Local Remand Prison that houses approximately 350 men over the age of 18.

The population is made up of remand, unsentenced and short sentenced residents. The Prison has one large wing, a separate smaller wing for Vulnerable Prisoners.

There is a dedicated healthcare centre located in the main building with other rooms across the establishment where healthcare appointments can be carried out.

The Offender Health Directorate

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK.

The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands,

Providing healthcare to several Prisons, for a population of over 10 000. You would be part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals, with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour.

Its the variety of this role which will provide a stimulating experience like no other, one minute you could be engaging patients in a mental health assessment, delivering therapeutic interventions with patients who have primary or secondary mental health problems, the next you may be facilitating a CPA review or contributing to a risk management meeting due to an individuals self-harm behaviour.

We work as part of a wide MDT, including GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, RMNs, Pharmacists, Substance Misuse Recovery workers, RGNs, Sexual Health Specialists and other Allied Professionals and have strong links with community services to promote continuity of care.

We have well-established and strong relationships with the prison team, who support us to deliver healthcare safely.

This role enables you to work autonomously, whilst always having the support of a strong team when required.

There are opportunities and support for progression for the right candidate, which can be anything from completing a full Preceptorship to a masters degree.

These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)
Person Specification
  • Registered Mental Health NMC registration in date

  • Post registration experience as a Registered Nurse

  • Forensic and/or prison nursing experience
  • Experience of working effectively within a MDT

  • CPA systems and processes

  • Knowledge and/or experience of the ACCT process
  • Local and National strategies including issues relevant to the criminal justice system

  • Good communicator with both verbal and written text
  • Organisational skills to manage own work load
  • Basic keyboard and computer skills

  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group

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