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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2021.

Registered Mental Health Nurse Band 5

Job Reference: 301-AF-21-108334

HMP Oakwood
£24,907 - £30,615

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Looking for a new nursing experience?

Do you want diversity, new challenges where no two days are the same?

Have you ever considered transferring your clinical skills to a prison environment?

Would you like the opportunity to develop in specialist areas?


Whether you are newly qualified or have years of experience we want you to join our vibrant team of healthcare professionals here at Oakwood HMP.


We have an exciting opportunity to expand our multi-disciplinary team. As part of this expansion we are looking for compassionate and highly motivated individuals to join an experienced and supportive team. Working in prisons is both challenging and rewarding. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often disadvantaged and vulnerable.


The Environment:

HMP Oakwood is a modern, category C prison for men. Oakwood sits next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMYOI Brinsford, located in Featherstone, Staffordshire. Located just off the M54 with accessible routes. HMP Oakwood is one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to 2106 prisoners.

We strive to provide high quality healthcare to those in the custodial setting. We work closely with partners in an aim to deliver the same level of healthcare to prisoners one would expect to receive in the community.

We are an integrated Mental Health and Substance misuse team providing a holistic level of care. The team consists of registered mental health nurses, substance misuse workers, psychiatrists, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist working within the prison environment alongside a wide range of professionals providing a multi-agency approach.

Nursing in prison is never dull or predictable. It comes with its own challenges however it’s a rewarding diverse environment like no other, where you can gain a wide range of new skills and experiences.




The Job Requirements:

  • You will be a qualified or newly qualified RMN and working within NMC Code of Practice and Professional guidelines.
  • You will be confident in managing a caseload of clients with complex care mental health difficulties whilst assessing each individuals’ care needs in order to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary and fully integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse service. Interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing mental health or substance misuse difficulties.
  • You will be required to support student nurses on placement.
  • You will provide high quality clinical service to the prison population whilst having the support you require to deliver this standard of care
  • You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team but also be able to work autonomously
  • Show initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations which at times can be challenging and unpredictable
  • Be open and forthcoming with new ideas and approaches to the working environment in order to improve service care delivery, keeping innovation at the forefront of what we do.
  • You will need a sound knowledge of The Mental Health Act and its application to sentenced and remand prisoners.


What can we offer you:-

- An excellent bespoke preceptorship program designed with you, along with ongoing mentoring

- Ongoing support and guidance

- Opportunities to broaden your skills and develop yourself further, as we are passionate about developing our staff and providing opportunities.

- Ongoing supervision both managerial and clinical alongside appraisals

- A strong support network of multi-disciplinary team members


If you would like to arrange an informal visit or would like further information, we would love to hear from you!




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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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