Virtual open days in Secure Care Services

Posted: 12/04/21

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) is hosting virtual open days to showcase exciting opportunities in its Secure Care Services.

A leading provider of mental health and disability services, the Trust has a range of opportunities across the sector for both registered and non-registered nurses, Allied Health Professionals, sports therapy staff, peer supporters, and many more.

Taking place on 15th April and 6th May, both at 1pm, the events will give an insight into working in a Trust rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. The virtual open days will allow attendees the chance to interact with staff from a range of specialities and ask any questions they may have.

The Trust is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated applicants to join the services, which are undergoing an exciting expansion and redevelopment.

Secure Care Services provide inpatient and community care to patients on the learning disability and mental health pathway. They provide assessment and treatment for men who have a mental illness, learning disability or personality disorder and who may have come into conflict with the law and/or are thought to be a risk to others or themselves.

Helen Goudie, Nurse Consultant in Secure Care Services at CNTW, said: “There couldn’t be a better time to join as services develop.

“Secure Care is a great place to work, it can be challenging but it’s also extremely rewarding. The growth of the services allows us to provide ongoing safe, effective care to our patients, supporting recovery and allowing carers to be fully involved in the recovery of their loved ones.

“We would encourage anyone interested to join one of our virtual open days and they could come and work in a caring and supportive environment.”

The redevelopment of Secure Care Services includes the creation of an integrated mental health and learning disability secure services centre of excellence at the Trust’s Northgate Hospital site in Morpeth.

The state-of-the-art centre will support people with autism and learning disabilities to gain equal access to mental health services. The new centre will also provide physical health care to ensure patients’ holistic needs are met and to reduce the demand on acute services where possible.

The Trust offers a wide range of staff health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits including, Lease Car scheme, salary sacrifice schemes for electrical items, salary deduction benefits such as cycle scheme, travel passes and NHS staff discounts.

There is also flexibility to ensure work/life balance and a strong focus on health and wellbeing. CNTW is a Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health and has won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

This video gives an insight into working in Secure Care Services.

To reserve your place at one of the virtual open days, please click here.