Mental Health Practitioner vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Isle of Wight
Health in Justice
Parkhurst Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5RS
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 23:59
£23,000.00 - £30,000.00 / Year

Help make a difference!

Are you collaborative and compassionate?

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.

HMP Isle of Wight is a Category B Men's training Prison and holds up to approximately 1100 prisoners across two sites with a central administration team.

Practice Plus Group is the 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 that 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.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

As a registered health care professional and mental health practitioner you will work in a dual role with nursing colleagues and maintain your own professional identity.

The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to shape and improve the quality of services. The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and clinical service mechanisms that support safe high-quality care throughout the service care delivery (8-6 pm 7 days per week).

As a member of the Integrated Mental Health Team (IMHT), you will provide flexible, responsive, proactive assessment, care, and management to individuals experiencing early signs of relapse, new acute phase mental illness, distress, or posing a risk in terms of self-harm.

All interventions will be short-term; solution-focused and will build on maintaining the safety, wellbeing, and empowerment of the service user. The IMHT implements a Single Point of Access (SPA) and an Integrated Mental Health Team structure which provides individualised care as defined by the stepped care model and crisis resolution provision.

The PPG Wellbeing Approach is central to the care delivery The Post-holder will work collaboratively with the prison, primary care, and other specialist clinicians to meet the needs of your patients to facilitate patient-focused, innovative, evidence-based practice, in line with NICE guidance and Practice Plus Group objectives.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

You will either be a Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist or hold membership with BABCP/BACP/ UKCP.

You’ll have a flexible approach to working within a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

What can we offer you?

- Receive an annual salary of up to £30,000 (FTE) - depending on experience
Clinical development opportunities in specialist roles of your interest, such as CBT, ANP, BVB,
sexual health, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion,
RCGP, and long-term condition courses.
- Free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD, and re-validation
- 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), plus other benefits
including pension and cycle to work scheme.

Next steps...

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn, will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For further information please contact us on the details provided.

More information...

This is a part-time role working 30 hours per week split across both sites. The salary for this role is up to £30,000 per annum FTE - dependent on experience.

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.

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.
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.

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