Bank Primary Care Nurse

Care UK Primary
10 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Job Summary

As a Primary Care Nurse, you will plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of high-quality nursing care to the prisoner population, Promoting health and well-being within the prisoner population.
As an effective member of the health care team, you'll support and make a professional contribution to the development of prison nursing/healthcare through case conferences.

Responsible To

Senior Nurse / Team Leader

Key Responsibilities

Be aware of NHS England and Prison Service policies and protocols and use these to support the delivery of nursing care to prisoners. Contribute ideas to help formulate policy within the healthcare service.

To run health promotion / harm-minimisation clinics in specific disease-related areas (after a period of training and familiarisation). To ensure that clinics run smoothly and meet national and local priorities and guidelines. To work with Team Leaders to regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of such clinics and assist in the planning of change.

Respond to medical emergencies as emergency responder, co-ordinating care and providing primary clinical care of a high standard to prisoners.

Deliver a high standard of clinical care in the primary care, emergency care, harm minimisation, health promotion and occupational health remits of prison healthcare; within the extent of your role, experience and level of expertise.

Participate in the named-nurse scheme to a residential unit within the prison, working to raise the profile of healthcare services within that environment and ensure full integration between residential unit staff and healthcare services / staff.

To co-ordinate healthcare activity on a day-to-day basis, acting as "Healthcare Co-ordinator" in the absence of a more senior member of staff.

To participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services to prisoners through meetings, working groups and regular liaison with colleagues.

To support junior staff in their development by encouragement, informal teaching, mentoring and preceptorship.

Understand the importance of the prison nursing contribution in meeting objectives set out within National and Local documents (e.g. National Service frameworks, NHS England and Clinical Governance action plan, Local Health Delivery Plan).

Provide appropriate and timely health promotion interventions/strategies.

Undertake initial and follow-up individual health assessments at reception and health screening, referring to appropriate guidelines. Participate in pre-release activities pertinent to healthcare.

Facilitate prisoner referrals to appropriate clinical services.

Be aware of psychiatric interventions and deliver within level of competency appropriate nursing care.


Registered General Nurse with valid NMC pin
Evidence of continuing development/ educational activity

Additional Information

Bank role covering a primary care service which is open from 0730-1830 hours Monday to Friday, and 0800-1730 Saturday and Sunday. Registered Nurse, providing triage, long term condition clinics, and dealing with emergencies.

Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Evidence of partnership working involving both statutory and voluntary agencies
Post registration experience & more than one speciality preferably in A&E or primary care
Be able to show a working knowledge of health promotion activity
Relevant evidence based clinical practice

Previous responsibility for organising a nursing team during the absence of more senior colleagues.
Prior experience working in a primary health care setting