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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Senior Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 186-027-20-FOH-SOR

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Primary Mental Health
Morton Hall IRC, Lincoln
£30,401 - £37,267 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.

If you are an outstanding mental health professional who is passionate about quality and patient experience then we want to hear from you.

Healthcare delivery in an IRC is never dull or predictable and every day will bring new challenges and new experiences.

This post welcomes applications from both Registered Mental Health Nurses & Registered Learning Disability Nurses.

Working at Morton Hall IRC you will be part of a high quality and motivated team who provide integrated healthcare to 392 residents. You will have the opportunity to help shape and determine the future of healthcare to this patient population.

The Residents at Morton Hall are at various stages of their Immigration journey, some have exhausted all avenues and are waiting for removal from the country, approximately 40-50% of the population are time served offenders transferring directly from the prison estate and some are seeking asylum who may be granted bail and released back into the community whilst their appeals are being processed.

Working alongside the Clinical Matrons for Mental Health & Physical Care and the wider healthcare team you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible to our patients at Morton Hall IRC. The mental health team comprises of mental health nurses, Step 2 and Step 3 IAPT provision, psychology and psychiatrist provision.

The team provides a stepped care approach to the delivery of mental healthcare and covers all mental disorders including anxiety and depressive disorders, major mental illness, Personality Disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders. We are fully adherent to the CPA guidelines and have an over view of all psychological and pharmacological aspects of care for all patients from triage to recovery. The team provides 1:1 care and case management.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the country’s leading mental health and learning disability service providers, employing over 6000 staff to provide these services over more than 100 sites. The Offender health directorate provides physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services to a prisoners and residents across six establishments.

Morton Hall is an Immigration Removal Centre located near Swinderby, Lincolnshire. Nottinghamshire Healthcare provides integrated healthcare services to Adult males.

The healthcare department is situated within the main centre which allows the Healthcare team direct access to patients.

At Morton Hall we provide care to residents that are equivalent to that in the community.

You will be responsible for providing high quality interventions and care, promoting best practice and assist in developing the mental health services to enhance quality and improve the patient experience.

You should be enthusiastic, motivated and patient focused.

The ability to advocate for your patients in sometimes challenging situations with external agencies whom have minimal understanding of Mental Health is essential

We operate in a supportive environment with a commitment to personal and professional development.

Effective communication and a strong collaborative approach and the ability to engage within an ever changing ever challenging environment is essential.

You will be required to provide clinical supervision and support for your junior colleagues.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Daykin 01522 666967


*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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