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Staff Nurse vacancy

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HMP Foston Hall
DE65 5DN
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 23:59

Break into Prison Healthcare!

HMP Foston Hall is a Closed Female prison. Holding 344 prisoners, a mixture of remand, un-sentenced, short and long term sentenced young adults and adult prisoners.

Prison work is both challenging and rewarding, we provide a vast array of healthcare to our ladies held within the establishment. Some of the work includes first reception screening on new patients coming into our care, triaging of our patients if unwell or following an injury. Pre-natal care for ladies within the estate who are pregnant whilst also support their emotional and welfare needs. Management of long term conditions, acute and chronic wound management, National cancer screening programmes and immunisations and vaccinations programmes.
Additionally to this we also offer access to General practitioners, Opticians, physiotherapists, Dentists, Long term condition clinics, drug and alcohol services plus many more. If you are interested in every day being different working in a secure estate may suit you.

We are looking for staff who have the ability to make decisions, ensuring our patients have access to healthcare equitable to the community and putting the needs of out patients first, we would like to hear from you.

We 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.

About the role

As a Staff Nurse in Primary Care, you can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage 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. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

About you

As an RGN 1 with valid NMC registration, you’ll bring a good knowledge of clinical governance and experience of carrying out clinical audits. We’ll want to see evidence of your continued professional development, and a real passion for taking your skills even further.
It goes without saying that you’ll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations.
Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities by managing your own time.

Additional Information

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis and we are currently accepting part time applications. The salary for this role is £24,000 - £29,000 per annum - dependent on experience.

We are now able to offer a rotational post working between HMP Foston Hall and HMP Dovegate which gives you the opportunity to work across a female and male establishment. Please do speak to us in more detail if this would interest you!

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.