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Deputy Team Leader Mental Health & Addictions

NHS Forth Valley
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic registered mental health nurse to join our Mental Health teams within NHS Forth Valley Prison Healthcare.

The applicant will demonstrate a sound knowledge and experience of delivering high quality personcentred care whilst working in a complex multi-disciplinary setting. The ability to co-ordinate the healthcare team in a multi-disciplinary manner is essential. The successful candidate will have experience in developing practice in line with local and national policy.

This Senior Mental Health Nurse will carry a designated caseload and provide assessment, intervention and support to individuals within custody with mental health issues in the context of multi-disciplinary mental health service.

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse, with the ability to work autonomously undertaking mental health and risk assessments.
  • Experience of delivering psychologically informed interventions is essential
  • Experience working in a community or forensic mental health setting would be advantageous.
  • Ability to lead and develop innovative practice

These posts will initially be based at HMPYOI Polmont but can be moved to any of the 3 NHS Forth Valley Prisons.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

For informal enquiries contact:-

Fiona Donnelly, Healthcare Manager (Interim) on 01259 767308; Rosemary Duffy or Ailsa Russell Team Leader HMPYOI Polmont 01324 722233.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview
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