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Mental Health Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Wakefield
Health in Justice
Love Lane
West Yorkshire
Contract type:
Closing date:
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 23:59
£44,000 / Year

Are you an inspiring team leader?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified nurse, or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. We are the market leader, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the country.

Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!

What will you be doing?

As a member of the wider management team, your role as the Integrated SMS and Mental Health Lead will be responsible for providing the day to day clinical and operational management of the integrated mental health and substance misuse team, contributing to the strategic direction of the service.

There will be an expectation for the post holder to lead/contribute to clinical and consumer audits. You'll be responsible to the Head of Healthcare, to ensure the management of the service meets its contractual obligations. This includes ensuring all operational and clinical data requirements on the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are submitted within agreed deadlines and that KPI data is utilised to manage the performance of the team and individual

What we need from you?

As a Registered Nurse (Mental Health or SMS speciality or relevant qualification at degree level) you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top notch kills, passion for care and leadership to the role

Salary and Benefits

You’ll receive an annual salary of up to £44,000 FTE - depending on experience; free DBS check, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support. As well as a number of benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.

How will we support you?

• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities such as CBT and RCGP Part 2
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Lois Evans the Internal Recruiter for this role. They will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn, will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Wakefield if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, permanent role working 37.5 hours a week. Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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