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Job reference: 179660
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 08/03/2024
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: HM Young Offenders Institution Polmont
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 23/02/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: NHSFV Prison Healthcare

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 mental health team leader in HMP YOI Polmont.  

The overall purpose of this post is to manage and lead the mental health team to deliver care to patients with a range of complex mental health needs within this unique environment.

Our ethos is to deliver trauma informed, person centred and safe & effective care to our patients.

We are recruiting a dynamic, compassionate and enthusiastic individual who wants to be part of an extensive multi-disciplinary team, working in partnership with SPS, and wider agencies. You will be a vital part of a holistic service, making a significant contribution to the mental health care needs, outcomes and experience of a complex and vulnerable population.

If you are looking for increased job satisfaction through varied and challenging patient centred roles, come and join Forth Valley Prison Healthcare.

Applicants will be a first level mental health registered nurse that can provide evidence of ongoing personal development. You will demonstrate experience of delivering high quality person–centred care whilst working in a complex multi-disciplinary setting. The ability to co-ordinate and respond to dynamic situations with competing demands is essential. The applicant must be able to provide evidence of excellent people management and leadership skills, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must hold active UK NMC PIN. They will be ambitious and a committed individual, supporting the development of a modern and innovative healthcare service. 

All posts are subject to rotation. Ability and willingness to work and travel across the areas of service delivery is essential for this post.

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 further informal enquiries contact Fiona Donnelly, Clinical Nurse Manager, or Leona Paget, Service Manager,

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

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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