Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Break into prison healthcare!
Looking for a change in your career? Have you ever thought about working within a prison environment, helping to rehabilitate and support offenders to live decent and purposeful lives as a member of the community? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career developments? Then look no further... HMP Hewell is a split site prison separated by approximately half a mile. The larger part is category B, holding up to 1,104 remand, sentenced and vulnerable prisoners and has the potential to hold category A prisoners as well. The smaller part (The Grange) is a category D open site holding up to 204 prisoners. There is an 18 bedded inpatient unit and a dispensing pharmacy on site (both on the Cat B site). Care UK have been managing the NHS Healthcare Services at HMP Hewell since the 1st April 2016. To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Hewell, we’re looking for Prison Nurses to come and join our team.
About the role:
Nursing in prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be similar to those you need working in health promotion or A&E, alternatively you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse. It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. But at the same time, you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible. The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse and mixed nursing skills and background. One minute you could be delivering a nurse led clinic and the next you are attending an emergency response. You can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage, suturing, wound care and fracture clinics 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.
Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 22,000 offenders in over 30 prisons 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.
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Adult) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!We have full time and part-time opportunities available on a rota basis across 7 days. Dependent on experience the salary for this role is up to £34,000 with a £2,000 retention bonus (pro-rata for part-time). We also offer 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays, Contributory pension scheme 2-5%. As well as CPD, Revalidation, free online and face to face training, regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and online discounts. Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 20 Nov 2016
Closes 20 Dec 2016
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