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Senior Nurse - HMP Oakwood

Job Description

Break in to prison healthcare!

HMP Oakwood is a large category C training/resettlement prison which can currently house up to 1,605 prisoners and may increase in size by a further 500 in 2016/2017. Healthcare staff are on site from Monday to Friday, as well as bank holidays and weekends. A wide variety of clinics are delivered either in the main Healthcare centre or on the houseblocks. Clinics delivered on site include long term condition management, vaccination and immunisation, sexual health services and smoking cessation. Mental Health Services as well as Integrated Substance Misuse Service is also available. ISMS deliver a wide range of psychosocial and clinical interventions to assist service users achieve their recovery. There is currently no in-patient unit at HMP Oakwood.

Care UK began delivering NHS healthcare services at HMP Oakwood 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.

As part of this new venture we are looking for a Senior Nurse to come and join us at HMP Oakwood.

About the role:

As a Senior Nurse you will work as part of the nursing team, utilising your clinical expertise, decision making and problem solving skills to provide skilled and evidence based nursing care for patients in the prison. You will work within your scope of practice, in accordance with Care UK and prison service policies and procedures in line with the NMC Code of professional conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives.
As the Senior Nurse you're responsible for the continuing management of patients and acute and long term medical conditions, including assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, health promotion actively and care of vulnerable offenders.

About you:

To be considered for this role you will be a Level 1 RGN/RN (adult) and hold a current NMC registration and have evidence of continued professional development post registration.

Further job information

This is a full-time role, working 375 hours per week, across 7 days on a rota basis. The salary for this role is up to £33,000 per annum - dependent on experience.

Offers of employment are subject to Care UK terms and conditions and receipt of satisfactory 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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