Locum Band 6 - Inpatient Unit

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Locum Band 6 - Inpatient Unit

  • Location:

    South London

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  • Contact:

    Lauren Donnellan

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  • Contact phone:

    01322 282470

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

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​​​​​Our clients in South London are urgently seeking 3 Band 6 CPN's to join their Inpatient Unit.
Hours: Monday to Sunday - Earlies: 7am to 3pm, Long Days: 7am-9pm, Lates: 1pm to 9pm, Nights: 8.30am to 7.30am.
Job Summary
The Addison Unit is a 12 bedded mental health unit ran by the prison service in which the Trust deliver Mental Health provision. The unit consists of a Multi-Professional Team of medical, nursing and OT staff. The unit operates a 24/7 nursing shift pattern in addition to support from prison officers who manage the operational environment, including the opening of cell doors. The Mental Health Team working within Inpatient Unit provides assessment and treatment to those prisoners with a range of acute mental health needs in order to support them to recover and move back to the mainstream prison environment or be transferred out to hospital to receive further treatment under the Mental Health Act. The joint working with the prison officer is imperative ad you will work closely with them, as well as interacting with a number of other internal and external stakeholders.

Working in HMP Wandsworth is a fast-paced and diverse role which differs from working on mental health wards due to the prison setting. Candidates interesting in working in forensics will find it highly stimulating and will be given opportunities to develop within the forensic specialism.

You will be a mental health nurse with a real interest in forensic mental health. Past experience in a forensic setting is desirable but it is not essential. Our focus is to identify staff with a strong belief in recovery and who are comfortable working closely with forensic prisoners. This type of setting will provide challenges and it is important that you have good understanding of caring for patients with acute mental health backgrounds. You will be approachable, energetic and resilient.

The Trust are looking for ambitious staff with the desire for self-development. They will offer you a comprehensive induction, regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as promoting continuous professional development to provide you with opportunities to progress and ensure that best practice is delivered in the prison.

Please note that prison vetting will need to be undertaken for this role.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants) or alternatively please email recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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