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Bank Mental Health Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC08003
Job location:
HMP Highpoint
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 9YG
Job contract type:
Bank
Job schedule type:
Variable Hours
Job closing date:
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 23:59

Looking for an exciting job opportunity within prison healthcare?

If you looking for a challenging and rewarding nursing role and want to develop your clinical skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be the new job for you!

HM Prison Highpoint is a Category C men's prison, located in the village of Stradishall in Suffolk

About the Job:

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.

The Job Requirements

You will be a qualified RMN 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!

A full job description is available on request.

About Care UK

Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country.

The circumstances that bring people to prison are also complex and varied, our wellbeing approach adopts the premise no single factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

Further Job Information

This is a bank vacancy, on an hourly rate of £16.06 per hour. We welcome informal visits to the prison but these must be booked in advance, please contact Paul for more information.

If you'd like to have an informal chat prior to applying for the job, please contact Paul Doherty on 01189 521812

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.