Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like the opportunity to use your nursing skills in an environment like no other? Have you ever thought about nursing in prisons? HMP Hollesley Bay is a category D prison housing approximately 450 adult male prisoners in open conditions. HMP Warren Hill is a category C prison housing approximately 240 adult life sentenced prisoners in secure conditions. We offer a salary of between £25,000 - £28,462 per annum depending on experience, plus other benefits including on-site gym facilities and on-site staff parking as well as access to bank hours, CPD and revalidation.
About the Job:
Nursing in prison is never predictable and the work is never the same. Your role will incorporate elements of primary care, emergency care, substance misuse, mental health and suicide prevention. You will also be an integral part of the wider prison team contributing to the rehabilitative culture within the establishment. The situation in prison can change at any minute. You need to able to think on your feet and make quick autonomous decisions in what can be a challenging environment. It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences but you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible from both the healthcare team and the prison team. Nursing in prison is a role like no other and can ultimately be extremely rewarding.
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! You do not need to have prison experience as we will provide you with an induction including a 2 day course introducing you to Health in Justice at Care UK. Are you thinking about it but aren’t sure if it’s for you? We welcome informal visits to come and have a chat with us and see what we do
This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis. There are no night shifts but you will be required to work some bank holidays and weekends. Healthcare operates between 0700 and 1700 at Hollesley Bay and between 0730 and 1945 at Warren Hill and there are various shift options available. We also offer training & development opportunities, 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, CPD, re-validation, cycle to work scheme, on-site gym facilities and onsite parking. For an informal chat or to arrange a visit please contact Helen Stevens, Head of Healthcare, on Apply. Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.Care UK is 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
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 14 Jul 2017
Closes 13 Aug 2017
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