I help to make a difference!
Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment?
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career development?
Then look no further…
HMP Guys Marsh is a Category C prison holding approx. 560 male prisoners. The health care department is based right in the middle of the site and cares for the wellbeing of the men. We run similarly to a GP centre but with a few added extras, such as an onsite mental health team and the dispensing of medication. We strive to cater for all sorts of health related concerns and have a wide range of in house services providing support, Haematology Nurses, Sexual health, Ultra Sound, Dental care, podiatrist, to name a few. The health care role is challenging yet rewarding and you can never predict what will happen from each day to the next.
We are a holistic team and work in conjunction with Primary Care and Substance Misuse services.
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified nurse, or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. We are the market leader, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the country.
It is exciting to announce that we have a vacancy to our already fully established Mental Health Team at HMP Guys Marsh. We are a team that is fully integrated into the prison departments and are actively engaged in reducing re-offending.
Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!
Interested in clinical development?
We offer opportunities to develop in to a specialist role of your interest which in turn benefits the service. Examples include ANP, BBV, CBT, RCGP, sexual health, plastering, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, and long term condition courses.
What we have to offer..
We also offer company benefits and schemes including company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, CPD, re-validation, cycle to work scheme.
HMP Guys Marsh has a large car park for all staff to use free of charge. We also have a large gym on site and available for use during 1 hour lunch break.
How will we support you?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team
About the job..
You'll work as part of and lead the Mental Health team within HMP Guys Marsh's Integrated Healthcare Services providing clinical leadership and management to Mental Health Nurses and allied health professionals.
You'll also establish inter-agency working where necessary to ensure good communication increases quality of care for patients. Ensuring that own clinical practice is consistent with autonomous practice within the role.
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.
You will be required to work within the wider multidisciplinary team within the prison establishment, including Safer Custody, Probation and Governors.
To be able to carry out this role we are looking for someone with previous experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems as well as low level mental health problems.
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.
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’ll be skilled in team leaderships, making assessments, providing treatments and managing care – you’ll have a professional portfolio that demonstrates your talents in all three areas (including learning and formal education). You should be committed to your own continuing development – we’re looking for someone who wants to develop their skills in relevant clinical areas and who will be willing to undertake training initiatives.
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.
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!
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is £38,000-£40,400 FTE per annum - dependent on experience.
Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting (which is arranged locally by the prison).
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