Staff Nurse (Nights)

Care UK
15 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Break in to prison healthcare!

HMP Long Lartin is a Category A and B dispersal prison holding up to 625 sentenced prisoners. There is an 8 bedded inpatient unit and existing on site pharmacy. Working in the high secure environment can be challenging but also rewarding, interesting and stimulating. Working within the high secure environment will develop your clinical, professional and personal strengths. We provide a variety of healthcare interventions to the men in the establishment. Some of the work includes Inpatient and outpatient nursing, triaging of our patients if unwell or following an injury. Management of long term conditions, acute and chronic wound management and immunisations and vaccinations programmes. Additionally to this we also offer access to General practitioners, Opticians, physiotherapists, Dentists, Long term condition clinics, drug and alcohol services plus many more. If you are interested in a role where every shift is different, working in a secure estate with a complex population may suit you! We're looking for Staff Nurses to join our team at HMP Long Lartin, to work Nights on a rota basis. Night shifts start at 20:45 and end at 07:45. There will also be a requirement to work some day shifts to undertake supervision.

About the job:

Nursing in a high security prison is never dull or predictable. On any given night 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 Night may 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 diverse and mixed nursing skills and background. The role will involve liaising with the teams in each clinical area, responding to the needs of patients minimal supervision, you will be responsible for primary care of the patients, ensuring that documentation is completed i.e. GP notes, physical health monitoring forms and Physical Health Care.

Further job information:

Full-time roles will be 37.5 hours a week on a rota basis across 7 nights. Night shifts start at 20:45 and end at 07:45. Part-time and Job Share contracts are also considered. The salary for this role is up to £33,5000 - dependent on experience (pro-rata for part-time/job share). Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms and Conditions. Due to the nature of the establishment, employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting including Counter Terrorism Check. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

About us:

Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 24,000 offenders in over 35 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. The right candidate will be enthusiastic with good assertive, communication skills. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential in the high secure environment. 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 are looking for Nurses that have the ability to make decisions, ensuring our patients have access to healthcare equitable to the community and putting the needs of our patients first.

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