Developmental Nurse Consultant

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time) High Secure Allowance
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A very exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for 2 Nurse Consultant posts based at Rampton Hospital working in the National Services which encompasses both the National High Secure Services for Learning Disability and National High Secure Women's Service and our Mental Health and Personality Disorder Service.

We are seeking 2 highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurses (RNLD and RNMH) who possess extensive skills and knowledge on the delivering of psychologically informed and compassionate care for individuals with complex clinical needs who require care and treatment in conditions of high security.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will have extensive experience working with individuals with complex clinical presentations within a forensic environment at a senior level and be able demonstrate clinical expertise in this field of practice. Specifically, the successful candidates will have experience working with persons with either a learning disability, a major mental illness or a personality disorder and possess a formalised qualification in a psychological intervention related to one of these areas of expertise.

The successful candidates will provide clinical leadership aimed at enhancing patient care and the patient experience at Rampton Hospital through the four pillars of advanced and expert level nursing practice. A key focus of the roles will be optimising existing approaches to care and treatment outcomes and driving new innovative practice to improve the patient experience.

In this post, the successful candidate will be expected to be highly active in clinical practice, working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and partner agencies delivering specialist care to patients with complex presentations which may include significant challenging behaviours. Consistent with the four pillars of advanced practice, the successful candidate will provide expert clinical advice and consultancy, clinical supervision and training for colleagues and contribute and initiate research and development projects to improve service provision.

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

The post holder is identified as having advanced, specialist knowledge and clinical skills working with individuals who require care in high secure services. The post holder will provide consultation, training and supervision to clinicians across two care streams within Rampton Hospital and when required across the wider Forensic Division, Trust and with key stakeholders.

The post holder will have advanced clinical skills to lead on the delivery of specific psychological interventions and facilitate training, and supervision to support staff in providing evidence-based interventions.

The post holder will provide a highly specialist nursing leadership role within a designated pathway that enhances the delivery of high quality care and enhances the patient's experience within Rampton Hospital.

Person Specification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of specialist training in Personality Disorder Evidence of continuous professional development

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent work experience
  • Specific training in Trauma interventions

  • Specific trainings in evidence -based interventions for individuals with a Personality Disorder
  • Evidence of facilitating training to groups of individuals

  • Specific training in Trauma interventions

  • Ability to positively engage with patients, staff and carers
  • Ability to work cohesively with other disciplines
  • Ability to prioritise and mange workload effectively
  • Evidence of effective clinical leadership

  • Enhanced skills in providing mentorship and coaching
  • Facilitation and management of change

  • Extensive experience of working with individuals with a Personality Disorder
  • Experience of facilitating therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership experience at a senior level in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of staff development through supervision and reflective practice
  • Competent with Microsoft Office I.e. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Experience in research, audit and service evaluation
  • Chairing meetings, case consultations and complex case reviews

  • Knowledge of theoretical perspectives underpinning Personality Disorder
  • Knowledge of psychological and evidence -based interventions for individuals with a Personality Disorder

  • Understanding of NHS organisation and local systems

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