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Bank Staff Nurse - HMP Wakefield

Job Description

Break into prison healthcare!

HMP Wakefield is a Cat A/B prison with an operational capacity of 750, housing sentenced prisoners, with a 17 bed in-patient unit and an in-house pharmacy.

Care UK took over delivery of the NHS Healthcare Services at HMP Wakefield on 1st April 2016.

We are the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Wakefield, we’re looking for Bank Staff Nurses to come and join our team.

About the role

As a Bank Nurse within Primary Care, you can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out nurse-led clinics, reviewing patient histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

About you

As an RGN 1 with valid NMC registration, you’ll bring a good knowledge of clinical governance and experience of carrying out clinical audits. We’ll want to see evidence of your continued professional development, and a real passion for taking your skills even further.
It goes without saying that you’ll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations.
Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities by managing your own time.

Further job information

This is a Bank role, working shifts as and when required - to cover holidays, sickness etc. The hourly rate for this role is a flat rate of £1606p/h.

Please note that Bank contracts are subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting including Counter Terrorism Check.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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