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Prison Nurse - HMP Sudbury

Job Description

Break in to Prison Healthcare!

HMP Sudbury is a Cat D open prison, holding approximately 560 male prisoners, aged 18+. It has a predominantly young population (majority 21-49).

The healthcare department operates like a primary care centre within the community, running a range of clinics and supporting many visition health professionals such as physiotherapists, podiatrists etc.

Shifts for Nurses are:

Monday 0730-2000
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 0730-1730
Thursday 0730-2000
Saturday and Sunday 0730-1700 (working alternate weekends)

This makes 150 hours over a 4 week period.

Care UK took over management of the NHS Healthcare Services at HMP Sudbury 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 Sudbury, we’re looking for Primary Care Nurses to come and join our team.

About the role:

As a Staff Nurse in 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 – and potentially develop – 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 full-time role, working 375 hours per week (shifts/working hours as above). The salary for this role is £24,000 - £29,000 per annum - dependent on experience. We will consider applications from Newly Qualified Nurses - salary to be discussed.

Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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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