HMP YOI Swinfen Hall is a male Category C prison housing 624 prisoners split between young offenders and young adults.
Care UK took over the management of NHS Healthcare Services at Swinfen Hall 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.
A range of on-site healthcare services are provided and delivered on an ‘out-patient’ basis from the purpose built healthcare centre, reflecting a community delivery service model. As a team we are passionate about health promotion and are keen to develop a service that meets the needs of our population.
There is no in-patient unit at Swinfen Hall and healthcare is currently delivered from 7:30am – 7:30pm Mon – Thurs, 7:30am – 5:30pm Fri and 8:00am – 6:00pm Sat and Sun (including bank holidays).
There is on site nursing presence every day, which includes an emergency response service for incidents occurring within the prison that requires attendance from a healthcare professional; medicine administration which takes place twice daily and also a healthcare reception screening for all new prisoners transferred from other prison establishments.
A number of regular primary healthcare clinics are held throughout the week. These include a nurse clinic (wound dressings, ear irrigation), vaccination clinic, phlebotomy clinic, pre-op assessment and also a 5 day GP service. Physiotherapy, dental, ophthalmology, podiatry, smoking cessation and sexual health clinics are also delivered by other employed personal from Care UK.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP YOI Swinfen Hall, we’re looking for Staff Nurses to come and join our team.
As a Staff 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 – 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.
As an RGN 1 with valid NMC registration and ILS, 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.
This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week, across 7 days on a rota basis. The salary for this role is £24,000 - £29,000 - dependent on experience.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.