Break Into Prison Healthcare
Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a challenging and rewarding role?
Then look no further…
HMP Prison Wealstun is a Category C men's prison, located near the village of Thorp Arch in West Yorkshire.
Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders 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.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Wealstun, we’re looking for a Mental Health Nurse to join our team.
What will you be doing?
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 and primarily 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. There are also lots of training opportunities.
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 or facilitating a therapeutic group, and the next you are attending an emergency response.
What we need from you?
You will be a qualified 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!
At HMP Wealstun, the mental health service currently operates between 8.30 and 4.30 Monday-Friday and we provide a duty worker role between hours of 9-5 on weekends.
Flexible working patterns can be considered.
The salary range is up to £30,600 per annum - dependent on experience.
Care UK benefits include training & development opportunities, 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.
Further Job Information
This is a full time vacancy, working 37.5 hours per week but we would also consider part-time applications.
If you'd like to have an informal chat prior to applying for the job, please contact Alex Tigwell on 01189 521869
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.