North London Forensic Service (NLFS) has been rated as OUTSTANDING again by the Care Quality Commission, and part of this is our dedicated and skilled staff team who have a number of development opportunities open to them across a varied number of innovative services within the criminal justice pathway. We are currently looking for one Band 6 mental health nurses (RMNs) for our in-patient unit (H3) within HMP Wormwood Scrubs. This is a Category B local remand male prison in west London with an operational capacity of approximately 1200 spaces. Although it would be beneficial, previous prison experience is not a mandatory requirement as we provide a full training and induction package. What is of paramount importance is a genuine desire to work compassionately and creatively with service users who are often in crisis and acutely distressed.
Mental health services within the prison are multidisciplinary in nature, encompassing nursing, psychology, and therapies staff. The in-patient team (H3) works with a wide variety of service users who are often complex and comorbid providing holistic assessment, treatment, and comprehensive risk assessments. This is an exciting and varied role in a challenging and fast paced environment. You will play an integral in supporting the team in delivering a high standard of care to service users on H3.
The successful candidate will have to complete successful employment checks and prison vetting.
There is a subsidised staff cafeteria and free gym access to the successful candidate within the prison.
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) 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.
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
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.