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Bank Mental Health Nurse vacancy

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Job number:
Job location:
HMP Bullingdon
OX25 1PZ
Job contract type:
Job schedule type:
Variable Hours
Job closing date:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 23:59

Are you looking to further your career within a prison healthcare environment? If so, this role could be for you!

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!

We offer a rate of up to £22.00 per hour depending on experience.

HMP Bullingdon is a Cat B/C prison holding male adults ages 18 and over located in Oxfordshire.

About the Job:

The Healthcare team at HMP Bullingdon are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic mental health nurse to join our friendly team. This is an exciting time for the department and you will be fully integrated into the team. You will assist the Clinical Lead in developing and implementing Care UK’s Wellbeing Approach.

The role will involve assessing, signposting and care coordinating patients that are referred from a variety of sources including wing staff and probation, and will include patients that may present with complex mental health problems, psychosomatic disorders as well as a variety of psychological issues relating to physical disorders. You will be required to work within the healthcare team to provide a holistic care pathway, within the Care UK Wellbeing Approach.

As a Mental Health Nurse, you will be required to work within the wider multidisciplinary team within the prison establishment, including Safer Custody, Probation and Governors.

About you

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 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.

You should possess a good working knowledge of conducting risk assessments and care planning as well as someone who is creative and forward thinking to work through the issues that may arise in this challenging but exciting environment. Knowledge in therapeutic interventions such as CBT or Steps to Wellbeing are desirable but transferable clinical skills will be considered with appropriate training provided.

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!

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate range is - up to £22.00 per hour dependent on experience.

Care UK benefits include training & development opportunities, staff well-being, CPD, re-validation, cycle to work scheme, on-site gym facilities and free onsite parking at some locations.

We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs.

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 well being 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

We welcome informal visits to the prison but these must be booked in advance.

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.

At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

We will be hosting a Recruitment Day at the Holiday Inn Oxford, Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 8JD on Saturday 2nd February 2019.

This would be a great opportunity for you to come and meet the healthcare teams from HMP Bullingdon, HMP Huntercombe, HMYOI Aylesbury and HMP Grendon & Springhill.

To attend this event, we ask that you contact Silvie Baister on We only have limited spaces and they are booked very quickly learning from the previous event last October. It would be very much appreciated if you could also provide your CV with your email address and phone number, that way we will be able to easily contact you with further information.

This day will give anyone who may be interested in a career within Health in Justice the opportunity to speak with staff and management who work in the secure environment, an insight to mental health and primary care within the prison and Q&A sessions with our Healthcare management.

During the day you will be speaking with staff about the wealth of benefits that Care UK offers including possibility of flexible working, salary packages and training opportunities.

Note: you will be unable to attend the event unless you have confirmed your attendance a minimum of two days.

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