The closing date is 15 December 2023
Are you a Registered Nurse looking to widen your experience working within a prison? Then look no further than our Integrated Mental Health and Clinical Substance Misuse Team at HMP Stoke Heath
Our team is made up of different disciplines, skills and expertise, which benefits those needing our care. As registered nurse in a prison environment, you will help provide specialist clinical interventions to help support those experiencing difficulties.
Being a Registered Nurse within a prison is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding career opportunities. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.
We are looking for a Registered Nurse who is able to provide and deliver high quality clinical and psychosocial interventions to patients in our care. Come and join our team where you will be supported to develop your existing skills and benefit the lives of others!
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will provide evidence based interventions. You will manage a caseload of patients and will be required to undertake assessments and reviews. Using a Care Programme Approach, you will be a care coordinator, communicating effectively with those involved in the care of our patients in custody and on release.
The role will require you to be a reflective practitioner, eager to work collaboratively with patients, carers and team members to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, integrated specialist clinical substance use and mental health service.
You will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, 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. 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 University 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 Stoke Heath please see attached information.
Please see the attached job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities. Here is a summary:
- Deliver a high quality clinical and psychosocial interventions to patients and their families and carers.
- Act as named nurse to a group of patients under the direction / supervision of the person identified with continuing responsibility.
- To assess, care plan and conduct treatment reviews with people who have diverse and complex needs, reviewing appropriately.
- Participate in therapeutic group work programmes, taking the lead where appropriate.
- Facilitate continuity of care for clients transferring through the criminal justice system, either custodial or community.
- Co-administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC.
- Undertake drug screening and respond accordingly in line with policy.
- Contribute to the formulation of care plans in cooperation with multi-disciplinary teams
- Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
- Ensure the safe custody of all patients as determined by the clinical team.
- Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
- The post holder will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and professional guidelines.
- Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
- Assist in the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice and participate in research and other projects as required.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).