Location
HMP Portland
Specialism
Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
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up to £46,350 per annum, depending upon experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role


Do you constantly strive to do things better for your patients? Our unfaltering dedication to quality and innovation is something that we are very proud of. If you are a qualified Mental Health Nurse and want to be part of a professional team that is passionate about providing first class patient care, we would like to hear from you!
 
As a Mental Health Clinical Lead working within the team at HMP YOI Portland you will lead a team to provide a holistic package of care to patients within the prison system. Your team will manage the assessment of health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care, for the prison population, including clinical risk assessment. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the mental health team ensuring all polices and procedures are followed. 
 
You will ensure that you assess physical and mental health of prisoners on admission to the prison and throughout their period of custody so that any appropriate referral can be made. You will also be responsible for making a clinical judgement with regard to any immediate need and long term treatment. 

About You

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

You should possess a good working knowledge of conducting risk assessments and care planning as well as someone who is creative and forward thinking to work through the issues that may arise in this challenging but exciting environment. Knowledge in therapeutic interventions such as CBT or Steps to Wellbeing are desirable but transferable clinical skills will be considered with appropriate training provided.

If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
 
HMP Portland is based on the Isle of Portland off the coast of Weymouth. It is approximately 7 miles from the centre of Weymouth. The prison is a category C adult /young offender’s prison and houses up to 530 prisoners, all with varying sentence lengths. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £46,350 per annum - dependent on experience.

About Us

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

Practice Plus Group are Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
 
At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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