Prison Nurse Mental Health Practitioner

Randstad Care
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Prison Nurse (Mental Health Practitioner)

Band 6

Salary: 26,300-35,225

Location: Winchester

Hours: Full Time

Are you a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner?

Are you ambitious and have a desire to help improve care within a prison setting?

Are you ultimately a team player and have assessment skills?

The Role offers a host of benefits

-NHS Nurse Discounts

-Child Care Discounts

-Free Parking

-Free Training

-Flexible Working Hours

-27 + 8 Bank Holidays (increasing with length of service)

-Pension Scheme

Job Summary

We are offering the chance to work in a prison which is being renovated and modernised and already offers innovative care for all patients, dealing with Mental Health and Substance Misuse. The work is challenging but essential to ensure future care for outpatients. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated nurse.


-Safe care environment

-Adhere to business principles and carry out duties in accordance to prison/NOMS policies

-Ensure that agreed Prison and Trust policies and procedures are followed

-To assist in the development and maintenance of the unit as a suitable learning environment

-To participate in the induction of staff

-To assess health and social care needs and negotiate care plans with patients and staff teams

-To contribute to the effective multi-disciplinary team working within the team and the rest of the Prison

-Need to be flexible and follow needs of the health and safety trust

This is a fantastic opportunity for a nurse that wants to grow and develop within a company


-Registered Practitioner (Nurse, OT, Social Worker)

-Evidence of professional development since registration

-Experience of mentoring or supervising students

-Minimum 3 years post registration

-Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

-Experience of care cordinating with CPA framework

-Experience of working in a community setting

-To conduct self in accordance with relevant code of conduct and practice for registration

-Occupational Health Clearance

-Sickness/attendance record that is acceptable to the trust

-You must have appropriate UK professional registration

-This post is subject to the Rehabilitation Of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

-A good knowledge of the criminal justice system

-Fully aware of the mental health act

-Need to have a diploma or educated to degree level

-A valid (NMC) pin

This role offers an excellent opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Practitioner within a prison setting who is looking to not only provide an excellent standard of care for patients, but also to develop and excel in their own career in a supportive, well established prison.

For further information or if you are interested in applying please do not hesitate to contact

Stuart Nuttall on or email

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.