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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/12/2020.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced clinical practitioner (dependen

Job Reference: 186-1056-20-FOH-YW-B

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Offender Health
IRC Morton Hall, Lincoln
£38,890 - £51,668 per annum

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.

We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

We are looking for people who share our values

  • We are non-judgmental
  • We are caring
  • We have integrity
  • We put the patient first
  • We are committed to team work
  • We are proud to work for the NHS

Do you share these values ? If so , read on …………

We expect you entered the healthcare profession as you wanted to have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and lifestyles of a group of people who have often neglected their own mental health and well-being. Healthcare at IRC Morton Hall gives you the opportunity to make this difference to a group of people who traditionally have physical and social morbidity but have also faced multiple barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare.

Working at IRC Morton Hall in Lincolnshire, you will be part of a high motivated and skilled team who provide integrated healthcare (physical healthcare, mental health and substance misuse services) to around 300 men. The physical health team consists of a Clinical Matron, Advanced Clinical Practitioner post, Senior Nurses, Nursing staff, Healthcare Assistants, Wellbeing Staff and GP providers.

The Directorate provides healthcare to seven Prisons and one Immigration Removal Centre in the counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. As such you are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to appropriate peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust enjoys a good reputation as an employer offering applicants the opportunity of an interesting role in a developing and stimulating environment but also with access to a range of established terms and conditions of service and access to continuing professional development and access to NHS pension scheme.

Advanced Clinical Practitioners working within Offender Health will have the clinical opportunities to manage patients with complex co-morbid needs alongside other health professionals. ACPs within Offender Health will form part of a peer network for clinical supervision, training opportunities, Directorate service improvement Initiatives and contribute to the quality care received by our patients. The introduction of ACPs within this specific field of work opens opportunities for a different service delivery for patients who require advanced assessment, clinical reasoning and decision making. Having the opportunity to work alongside skills other professionals in an integrated team (RMNs, Substance Misuse Practitioners, Psychologists, Wellbeing Practitioners) is an exciting opportunity to improve the holistic and collaborative interventions delivered to a complex patient group.

This is an opportunity if you are currently working with an advanced level of skill and competence evidenced through training, but have not yet had the opportunity to finish the Masters required for Advanced Clinical Practice- then please apply and positions will be agreed on qualification status.

Staff Blog from a Practice Nurse in Offender Health:

“The difference from working as a practice nurse in a detention centre or prison is that there is so much more happening.

Much of the healthcare provided is nurse led which allows the nurse to develop, gain confidence and mature and be much more than a practice nurse. I feel lucky to work in Offender Health. It can be sad, uplifting, exhausting, fun, draining…. But never boring”.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

  • Free DBS for all appointees
  • Subsidised canteen food – freshly cooked on site
  • Well maintained green spaces – giving that open plan feel and less oppressive than other places.
  • A prison Director and Senior Team, committed to partnership working with healthcare

If you still aren’t sure whether this is for you - get in touch anyway and come and see for yourself .

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGrace HattonJob titleSenior MatronEmail addressgrace.hatton@nottshc.nhs.ukAdditional contact information



*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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