Senior Staff Nurse
Portland, Dorset, England
- Full time
- Job level
- Admin - Sales - Clerical
- 7 Nov 2019
- 7 Dec 2019
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified nurse and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. We are the market leader, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the country.
Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!
Interested in clinical development?
We offer opportunities to develop in to a specialist role of your interest which in turn benefits the service. Examples include ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
What do we have to offer?
You’ll receive an annual salary dependent on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support.
As well as a number of benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata) plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.
How will we support you?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Preceptorship (newly qualified practitioners)
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities such as diabetes or asthma
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team - clinical lead forums, steering group, national leads team
A bit about the role..
As a Senior Nurse you will work as part of an integrated healthcare 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.
You'll be responsible for leading and developing a team providing clinical supervision to all staff; as well as developing appropriate nurse led clinics in Chronic Disease and Health Promotion.
With the ability to think on your feet and a flexible attitude, you’ll be a qualified adult, dual qualified or LND nurse with current NMC registration.
This is a full time position, no night shifts the working pattern will be 07:30 - 18:00pm. And there will be training opportunities within the role.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Wendy Atherley the Internal Recruiter for this role. They will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP YOI Portland if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact us on the details provided.
HMP YOI Portland is designated as a Category C adult/ young offender institution. It has a capacity of 530 men all woth varying sentance lengths.
Care UK manage the healthcare contract at HMP Pportland, which runs between the hours of 07:30 and 18:00, seven days a week.
We offer a primary care health services equitable to that in the community. This includes first and second reception screening for new arrivals, emergency response, scheduled nurse triage clinics, phlebotomy, sexual health, mental health assessments, wellbeing clinics and immunisation and vaccinations.
The team consists of primary care, mental health, substance misuse, Pharmacy, psychologist, psychiatrist and a GP on site daily.
Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.
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