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Specialist Forensic Nurse - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Marston Green, Birmingham
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Specialist Forensic Nurse - FACTT: Autism Band 7, 30 hours per week Forensic Assessment, Consultation, Training and Treatment (FACTT) Service

We are looking to recruit an experienced Learning Disability Nurse or Mental Health Nurse to a newly developed post in the Forensic Assessment, Consultation, Training and Treatment (FACTT) Service which is a Community Forensic Service for Autistic people and/or people who have a learning disability. In 2018 the FACTT Service was commissioned for individuals with a learning disability.


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Main duties of the job

The post holder will take a deputy lead role within the FACTT service, reporting to the clinical lead. They will clinically lead and operationally manage the qualified and non-qualified nursing staff and associated processes within the FACTT service.

He/she will also be responsible for effectively overseeing and deploying the qualified and nonqualified 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 the service.

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

You will receive regular professional supervision by a senior nurse and will have opportunities for continuing professional development.

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

At CWPT we put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others. We have an extensive wellbeing package to support our staff both in and out of work and we offer generous annual leave entitlement. With excellent training and development opportunities, we believe in growing our talent to be the best they can be and strive to promote from within the organisation. We listen to the feedback of our staff and service users, to ensure everyone has a voice and is recognised and valued for their contribution.

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have considerable post qualification experience of working with forensic populations, including the assessment and management of risk and providing group interventions with offenders.

Experience with working with Autistic people and experience of supervising/managing other staff is also desirable.

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

To be operationally responsible for the health care and nursing staff employed in relation to the FACTT 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 team.

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 (e.g. health, social care, third sector, probation)

To coordinate referrals into the FACTT team including liaison with relevant commissioners.

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 e.g. 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

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