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Staff Nurse - HMP Huntercombe

Job Description

Break into prison healthcare!

If you're looking for an exciting new nursing challenge then look no further! Care UK are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our healthcare team at HMP Huntercombe.

HMP Huntercombe is a 430 bedded Cat C prison holding adult male, foreign national prisoners who have been identified by the Home Office as meeting relevant deportation criteria.

About Care UK

Care UK is 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.

About the Job

We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team.

It’s not just the environment that’s varied here, the role is too. 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

To be successful in this Staff Nurse role, you must:

• Be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and philosophy of Clinical Governance.
• Be able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Health & Safety.
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to respond to situations and act on your own initiative.
• Have good interpersonal skills.
• Be able to provide evidence of good record keeping.
• Have experience of performing clinical audits.

You will be a qualified RGN with current and valid NMC registration. You'll also have evidence of continuing professional development and be willing to undertake further training and development relevant to your area of practice and service development.

Further Job Information

If you'd like to arrange an informal visit to the prison, please get in touch.

This is a full-time role, working 375 hours per week on a rota basis. The salary for this role is £24,000 - £28,000 per annum - dependent on experience plus benefits including staff parking.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & 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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