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Band 6 Specialist Practitioner - HMP Ashfield

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health - Offender Health
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
HMP Ashfield
From 31,365 per annum
16/05/2021 23:59

An opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner to join one of our multi-disciplinary teams, within HMP Ashfield.

The post holder will be working within primary and secondary care as part of an integrated mental health and substance misuse services. They will provide the assessment and planning function for referrals to the service, support the Independent Nurse Prescriber and, working with the support of Consultant Psychiatrist, management, wellbeing support workers and peer supporters, they will develop the care model and form an integral part of the care program approach.

The post holder will be a central role within the team working to enhance and maximise the potential and recovery of people within the service. The post holder will also support other registered and unregistered staff with tasks to ensure the smooth running of the care that we provide.

If you are a resilient, compassionate worker who displays good empathy and the ability to work flexibly in a challenging environment, this post may be for you. You will have excellent communication skills and be committed to the provision of a recovery-focused model of care, within an integrated physical and mental health service.

You will be based with our multi-disciplinary team within the prison and will work closely with a variety of other professionals, including Psychiatrists, Mental health nurses, Neurodevelopmental Practitioners, Wellbeing support workers, Intensive Recovery Co-coordinators and peer mentors. The role will involve collaborative work with all disciplines within the prison including offender management (probation), psychology, programs and prison officers.  There is an excellent multidisciplinary approach towards patient care and an exciting opportunity to work closely with different professions.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain prison security clearance in addition to DBS and reference checks.

We actively encourage CPD and the post holders will be supported to keep up to date and further develop their skills and areas of expertise.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stacey Morgan
Job title
Wellbeing Team Leader
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