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Mental Health Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC08617
Job location:
HMP Foston Hall
Derby
DE65 5DN
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 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 salary of up to £31,000 per annum depending on experience, plus other benefits including 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holiday days, as well as access to bank hours, CPD and re-validation.

HM Prison Foston Hall is a woman’s closed category prison and Young Offenders Institution, located in the village of Foston in Derbyshire

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.

Job Requirements

You will be a qualified registered Mental Health Nurse (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!

Salary and Benefits

The salary range is £24000 - £31000 per annum - dependent on experience.

Care UK benefits include training & development opportunities, 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, 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 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 full-time vacancy, working 37.5 hours per week but we would also consider part-time applications. We welcome informal visits to the prison but these must be booked in advance, please contact Alex for more information.

If you'd like to have an informal chat prior to applying for the job, please contact Alex Tigwell.

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.