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Community Forensic Psychiatric Nurse for Forensic Community Service – F.I.R.S.T

Band 6

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Secure Care
Band 6
Permanent & Secondment/Fixed term 12 months
37.5 hours per week
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Reaside Clinical and Ardenleigh
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum pro rata
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Band 6 Community Forensic Psychiatric Nurse for Forensic Community Service – F.I.R.S.T

1 x Substantive post and 1 x 12 month or fixed term contract.

Forensic Intensive Recovery Support Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated qualified CPN to join our continuing developing team FIRST. We are looking for an individual who has a range of experiences in Mental Health settings and is committed to supporting service users with complex needs through the secure care pathway. The successful applicant will have experience of working with a wide range of individuals and be able to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the criminal justice system and its impact on individuals that use our services. You will be able to work with other members of the team in managing an individual caseload, working within the confines of a robust care plan that meets the individual needs whilst managing any risk factors for the individual or others.

The team is recovery focused and you will be supported via a bespoke training package to work alongside service users as they maintain meaningful and purposeful lives in their local communities. We are a busy multidisciplinary team with a mixed caseload of males and female service users with complex mental health needs.

The successful applicant will be supported to develop their professional interests in line with the Team objectives .The team benefits from both regular reflective practice sessions, and shared formulations sessions alongside the mandatory clinical supervision.

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation. All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Zoe Cockbill (Nurse Consultant) or Jan Morris (FIRST Service Manager) for more information on 0121 301 3077/3139

If you have problems applying, contact

0121 301 1232