Break into prison healthcare!
Care UK have a new vacancy for a Charge Nurse to join the team at HMP Pentonville in N7, London.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Charge Nurse to develop their clinical skills in an environment where no two days are the same.
We are offering a salary of up to £36,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus other Care UK employee benefits including 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays and a 2-5% company contributory pension scheme.
About the Job
As the Charge Nurse you will work as part of the nursing team, utilizing 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.
The Charge Nurse is responsible for the continuing management of patients and acute and long term medical conditions, including assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, health promotion actively and care of vulnerable offenders.
To be considered for this role you will be a Level 1 RGN/RN (adult) and have post registration nursing experience. You’ll also hold a current NMC registration and have evidence of continued professional development post registration.
About Care UK
Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 22,000 offenders in over 30 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.
At HMP Pentonville there is a large purpose built healthcare centre which has 22 inpatient beds, a day care facility for patients with mental health problems that are managed on the wings. There are also a number of consulting rooms both within the main prison and in the Healthcare Centre.
On each of the wings there is a primary care facility incorporating a GP's clinic and area for dispensing of medication. These also include; Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Podiatry & Physiotherapy.
Further job information
This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis. The salary range for this role is £30,000 - £36,000 per annum - dependent on experience. We also offer training & development opportunities, 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references,
enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.