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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2019.

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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 270-TA281-MH

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Nurse
HMP Bedford, Bedford
£30,401 to £37,267

Looking for excitement….? Looking for a challenge….? Prison nursing is the field for you. Never dull or predictable, variety is the spice of life….!!


Come and be a part of our friendly healthcare Team at HMP Bedford (Remand Category B male prison) in Bedfordshire. This is an ideal opportunity for a nurse who is looking to either develop their prison nursing career or diversify their career within this exciting and challenging area of Nursing.

You will be working within the mental health team as an integral part of a multi disciplinary team (nurses, social worker, psychologists and assistant psychology) providing care to inmates within a medium security establishment. The primary focus of this post will be to deliver the highest standard of care required to meet the diverse and complex mental healthcare needs of an adult male population.

The team has now developed and now provides a 7 day service (8:30am - 16:30pm) working within a primary and secondary community model.


You will be an employee of Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust and enjoy all the benefits of working in an outstanding rated organisation!


We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly team player who is, passionate about all aspects of Nursing and has some managerial skills. Leads by example, demonstrating consistent exemplary standards of care and professionalism, is innovative and keen to drive nursing forward.

Previous experience of working within the prison estate would be an advantage but is not essential. The successful candidate will need to have the necessary skills to supervise support staff.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Mazwi

Mental Health Team Lead

Tel: 01234 373235

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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