Break into Prison Healthcare!
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a General Nurse role in the Aylesbury young offender institute.
• Are you ready for a change in direction and new challenge?
• Could you transfer your clinical skills and knowledge into the prison setting?
• Do you want support and development opportunity in an innovative environment?
• Are you passionate about providing safe and effective care?
Working in prison can very rewarding but also challenging, interesting and stimulating. Working within a prison primary care environment gives you the opportunity to develop your clinical skills, professional and personal strengths. We deliver a variety of healthcare interventions to the young men in the establishment including triage, management of minor illness and injury, long term conditions management, acute and chronic wound management, health promotion activity, sexual health clinics and vaccinations and screening programmes. Other services include GP sessions, Opticians, physiotherapy, podiatry, dental clinics, drug and alcohol services and mental health services. If you are interested in every day being different, working in prison with a complex population will provide a stimulating work environment.
About the Job
Nursing prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day you will be trained to deliver a variety of nursing intervention from health promotion to emergency care, vaccinations to wound care, long term conditions to emotional support and managing substance misuse clients. It is this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and experiences, at the same time you will have all the support and training you need to deliver the best care possible.
You can expect to be involved in all aspects of the primary care delivery service. You’ll carry out and contribute to the development of all nurse-led services.
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse – Adult (RGN) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a positive, flexible approach working within a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously, a good team player as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then we look forward to welcoming you to our team.
A full job description is available on request.
Salary and Benefits
We are offering a competitive full time salary of £25000 - £30000 per annum dependent upon experience. 37.5hrs per week on a rotational shift pattern including weekend work excludes night shifts.
Care UK benefits include:
• free onsite parking at the Bucks Cluster Prisons
• Fully supported induction including access to the Navigating Health and Justice Course run in conjunction with the University of Lincoln.
• Preceptorship for newly qualified nurses.
• Training & development opportunities - We are proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs
• 2-5% company contributory pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays
• CPD, re-validation
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to on-site gym facilities
We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs
Due to the nature of the establishment, employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
About Care UK
Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 22,000 offenders in over 30 prisons across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach recognising 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.