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Staff Nurse - Band 5

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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HMP Pentonville
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum + Inner London HCAS
Salary period
25/09/2020 23:59

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​


Staff Nurse - Band 5

Do you enjoy working in a clinically stimulating environment? Are you a motivated staff nurse (RMN) who is committed to providing the best possible health care in a challenging and busy environment where your clinical skills and experience; will make a significant contribution to improving the clinical outcomes for a complex patient population. BEH MH NHS trust is a forward thinking and dynamic NHS Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality dignified and compassionate care to service users.

We are looking for high calibre, motivated and enthusiastic staff nurse to provide leadership in our Inpatient Service within our Offender Care Service at HMP Pentonville with particular focus to Physical Health Clients on the unit.

The clinical work is varied, and with a population that is changing almost daily you need to be well organized, motivated and willing to work with high levels of complexity. Still interested then we look forward to hearing from you? The Inpatients Unit is a 22 bedded healthcare ward at HMP Pentonville. The unit has two wards providing both mental and physical healthcare to offenders who cannot be appropriately cared for in the prison’s ordinary wings.

The unit usually works with an average of 18 patients with mental health needs and 4 with primary physical care problems (this varies with presenting needs). You will need a good understanding of both the needs and challenges facing patients with multiple needs in a secure setting.

The role will mostly involve in leading a multi-disciplinary team of RMN, healthcare assistants and prison officers support worker in physical health. Your role will be more focused around the physical health needs clients. Developing the many opportunities for multi-disciplinary working with primary care, prison officers and support services is a key task of the role. Our ambition is to provide prisoners with a good standard of health similar to that available in external NHS facilities This is a very exciting and interesting role in a challenging clinical environment.

In order to do this job successfully you will need to have acute physical health experience and be familiar with the challenges of providing care in a secure environment. You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership, organisational and management skills, be able to work in a busy demanding environment with competing pressures. In return the Trust will offer you access to high quality training and development.

Interview Date: TBC

Karen Telfer Ward Manager Inpatient 02070237385

Junaid Dowool Team Leader for MH Services 0207 023 7353

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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