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Mental Health Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC09499
Job location:
HMP The Verne
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1EQ
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 23:59

I treat more than just symptoms!

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.

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!

In return for your hard work you will...

The full-time role will be working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis across 7 days. Part-time also considered. You’ll receive an annual salary of up to £29,000 FTE - depending on experience; free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support.
As well as a number of benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.

Onsite benefits at HMP The Verne include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

How will we support you?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Preceptorship (newly qualified practitioners)
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities such as CBT
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

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!

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Jen Davey, the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Jen will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP the Verne if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For more information, an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit please contact Jen on 01189 521 994 or jen.davey@careuk.com

More information

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

At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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