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We are seeking a dedicated and qualified Prison Mental Health Nurse to join our client's healthcare team at Edinburgh Prison. As a Prison Mental Health Nurse, you will play a crucial role in providing mental health care and support to incarcerated individuals, contributing to their well-being and ensuring the delivery of essential mental health services within the correctional facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Mental Health Assessment and Care:

    • Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments of inmates, including screening for mental health disorders, risk assessments, and crisis interventions.
    • Develop and implement individualized care plans, providing therapy, counseling, and medication management as required.
  2. Crisis Intervention:

    • Be prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to mental health crises within the prison, including assessing and de-escalating situations.
    • Coordinate with the healthcare team to ensure the delivery of timely and appropriate mental health care.
  3. Collaboration and Consultation:

    • Collaborate closely with the prison's mental health team, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, to develop and implement treatment plans.
    • Provide consultation to other healthcare staff on mental health matters as needed.
  4. Documentation and Reporting:

    • Maintain detailed and accurate mental health records, documenting all patient interactions, assessments, and treatment plans.
    • Prepare reports and updates in accordance with prison healthcare policies and regulatory agencies.
  5. Prison Security and Safety:

    • Comply with all prison security measures and safety protocols.
    • Maintain a professional and respectful demeanor when interacting with inmates and prison staff.
  6. Infection Control:

    • Implement strict infection control measures to prevent the spread of diseases within the prison mental health unit.
    • Promote and educate inmates on proper hygiene and disease prevention.


  • Valid Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN).
  • PMVA in date and PVG in date 
  • Previous experience working as a Mental Health Nurse, preferably in a mental health or correctional healthcare setting.
  • Strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a secure and potentially challenging prison environment.
  • Knowledge of mental health assessment tools, therapeutic interventions, and best practices in correctional mental healthcare.

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