Senior Mental Health Nurse - Leeds
- Full Time
Break in to prison healthcare! HMP Leeds is a Local Cat B remand prison with an operational capacity of 1,212. Care UK 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 which 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. We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team. To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Leeds, we’re looking for a Senior Mental Health Nurse to come and join our team. About the Job: As a Senior Nurse you will work as part of the nursing team, utilising your clinical expertise, decision making and problem solving skills to provide skilled and evidence based nursing care for patients in the prison. You will work within your scope of practice, in accordance with Care UK and prison service policies and procedures in line with the NMC Code of professional conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. About you As a Senior Nurse, you’ll report in to the Team Leader and provide leadership to the Mental Health Nurses and participate in a 24/7 rota. You’ll provide a holistic package of care to patients within the prison system, working with the team ensuring the delivery of high quality, individualised, evidence based patient centred nursing care. You’ll manage the assessment of health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for the prison population, including clinical risk assessment. The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with a valid NMC pin.