The closing date is 02 January 2024
Are you an experienced RMN looking to advance and diversify your career as a nurse? Why not break into prison healthcare? Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team at HMP Dovegate is looking for a dynamic and experienced registered mental health nurse. Our team is innovative, forward thinking and committed to a recovery focused approach. This is an exciting and diverse role for an individual who is passionate about providing excellent quality nursing care. You will have the privilege to influence and shape the provision of high-quality mental health care to some of society's most vulnerable members. If you: o are an experienced RMN who has a flexible approach, with a drive to clinically innovate; o share our values and are committed to providing high quality care and developing your skills; o have confidence in dealing with a wide range of situations and working with partner agencies to provide the best care to people within the prison; o are enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment; o enjoy collaborating and working within a full multi-disciplinary team to ensure varied and comprehensive interventions are delivered in-line with the stepped care model; o have an excellent working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and its application to prisoners who require transfer to hospital; then this job is for you!
We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will provide evidence based interventions. You will manage a caseload and will be required to undertake assessments and reviews. Using the Care Programme Approach, you will be a care coordinator, communicating effectively with those involved in the care of people in custody up to release. The role will require you to be a reflective practitioner, eager to work collaboratively with individuals, carers and other professionals to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, integrated mental health and substance misuse service. You will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway. You will help to rehabilitate and support service users to live hopeful and fulfilling lives as members of the community. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
For more information about HMP Dovegate and our incentives offer please see attached information.
Please see the attached job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities. A summary is as follows:
- Take a Recovery focused and holistic approach in working with the people who access our services.
- Deliver care and interventions utilising the stepped care model, including provision of the CPA Framework where appropriate.
- Assess people's needs to develop, implement and evaluate personalised care plans.
- Facilitate therapeutic group work taking the lead where appropriate.
- Deliver evidenced based interventions.
- Identify people requiring hospital treatment and facilitate the timely transfer under The Mental Health Act.
- Line management of Band 5 nurse where appropriate.
- Some weekend working is required as part of this role.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).