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Primary Care Team Leader vacancy

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HMP Long Lartin
South Littleton
WR11 8TZ
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Job closing date:
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 23:59

I treat more than just symptoms

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

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.

Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader - 2 years ago we were managing 12 prison healthcare services and in 2018 we're providing healthcare services in over 40 prisons across the country.

We can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams as well as full-time, part-time and bank opportunities and a range of other employee benefits.

Interested in clinical development?

We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £40,800 depending on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.

Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

Onsite benefits at HMP Long Lartin include access to an onsite gym, free parking and café/restaurant.

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

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Adult) with a valid NMC pin and evidence of continued professional development. You will have a real passion for developing your own clinical skills and those of your team. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourages new ideas, as well as the ability to work with service users and advocates to ensure involvement in services. You must have the ability to manage services in a rapidly changing environment.

Nursing in prison is never predictable. On any given day your role could vary from delivering advice in a long term conditions clinic to dealing with a medical emergency or supporting somebody who has deliberately self-harmed. The situation in prison can change at any minute. You need to able to think on your feet and make quick autonomous decisions in what can be a challenging environment.

As a Primary Care Team Leader, you will have joint responsibility for the management and delivery of high quality responsive Primary Care Services throughout the prison that comply with all statutory instructions and delivered within the a framework of both clinical governance and good practice guidelines.
Providing support in leadership and direction of the team to ensure high quality, effective services that are person centered, accessible and locally valued by the prisoners, the prison and Care UK.

One of our nurses at HMP Long Lartin says, “prison nursing is a fantastic experience for any nurse, no matter what stage of your career. The learning opportunities are unique, and the job can be very rewarding. There are undoubtedly challenges with in this role, however, with the correct support, prison nursing gives you the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people otherwise cut off from society. It is a position I can see myself still enjoying the in distant future, and I would encourage anyone who has a genuine interest, to do the same.”

Next steps

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

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

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. We also welcome part-time and bank applications.

For more information, an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit please contact Christie on 01189521812 or

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 including Counter Terrorism Check .

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