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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Join our friendly team as a Registered Mental Health Nurse at CRG Medical Services based in HMP Prison, Chelmsford.

Playing an integral role within our prison service, which aims to ensure primary care is at the heart of our everyday role, working as part of a team delivering care to patients both within the Healthcare Centre and on the Wings / House blocks within the prison environment.

You will work 08:00 – 18:00 Days (4 days a week following a rota pattern)

Main Responsibility

  • To provide high quality planned and urgent mental health support to prisoners within a secure setting, this includes supporting RMNS with emergency alarms within the prison.
  • This energetic and diverse role is part of a multi professional workforce delivering care to patients both within the Enhanced Care Unit, Residential Wings and all other areas that prisoners have daily access to such as workshops.
  • As an RMN you will carry a caseload of patients and will be responsible for assessment and treatment of those patients.
  • This will involve being part of the case management team in ACCT reviews.
  • The role will involve integrated working alongside multi professionals within the whole prison setting not just healthcare
  • Provide support and to all staff on your shift ensuring day to day functions are maintained
  • Complete the induction training for new starters and be an appointed mentor the end of probation.
  • Providing supervision to clinical and non-clinical staff where appropriate.
  • Carry your own caseload
  • Assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals or external agencies.
  • Be a team member in all ACCT reviews and advise the prison with direct reference to the prisoners mental health
  • Assess prisoner’s fitness for detention, release or transfer.
  • Assess alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal.
  • Carry out a first reception health screen, which occurs when a person enters the prison. You must have the ability to make appropriate recommendations on immediate prisoner care.
  • Provide professional advice and support to Paramedics, HCA’s and non-clinical staff to ensure effective health care in line with current best practice.
  • Maintain complete and accurate clinical records using the electronic records system (S1)
  • Undertake and support in clinical audits.
  • Provide written statements as required and to give oral testimony as required in any Court or Tribunal
  • Undertake all duties as required of a Healthcare Professional in HMP Chelmsford and to comply with the competencies, knowledge, and skills framework of the Department of Health
  • Comply with all requirements and/or legislation of the post
  • Carry out any other activity or action appropriate to the role of a Prison RMN as required

Contract Specific

  • No parking available on site but there are car parks located in walking distance

The Ideal Candidate

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to build and develop relationships
  • Must be confident and capable of autonomous practice and able to work independently
  • To act as a patients advocate in a non-judgemental manner

Essential Experience / Qualifications

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with active PIN
  • All candidates are subject to prison vetting checks
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast-paced environment

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in a Prison environment
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Package Description

  • Free DBS
  • Employee of the Quarter bonus (nomination based)
  • Support with the revalidation for Nurses
  • Additional funded training opportunities available upon application
  • Refer a friend scheme worth £250

About the Company

We have experience delivering solutions for Police Forces, ranging from some of the most rural areas in the country to heavily urbanised populations.

We work closely with our police partners and other stakeholders across the secure healthcare market to provide high quality, innovative solutions in this challenging environment.

Our work allows us to help some of the most vulnerable members of society, reaching a number of patients who may otherwise receive no professional healthcare support.


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