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Staff Nurse vacancy

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HMP YOI Drake Hall
ST21 6LQ
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Job closing date:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 23:59

Are you looking for a change in your nursing career?

Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment helping to rehabilitate and support offenders to live decent and purposeful lives as a member of the community?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career developments?

Then look no further…
Care UK is 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.

This role is available at our HMP YOI Drake Hall site, which is both a Young Offenders Institute (18–21 years) and Adult female prison with a diverse range of nursing needs. Drake Hall currently holds a maximum of 340 sentenced prisoners. This brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. 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 and the next you are attending an emergency response.

To enhance the service delivery at HMP YOI Drake Hall, we’re looking for an experienced nurse considering the next step in their career.

So what do we have to offer?

We recognise training and development is essential, therefore we have a regional training centre, located within the Oakwood/Featherstone and Brinsford cluster to facilitate training needs. You will gain insight and training in Mental Health and Substance Misuse.

If you are new to offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role.

About the job:

As a Registered Nurse within 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.

As an RGN 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.


• 1st level Registered Nurse with current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).
• Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Further job information:

This is a full time, permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rolling rota basis across 7 days.

Working Hours Mon-Fri 0715 -1830, Sat and Sun 0715 – 1700.

Salary for this role is £24,000 -£28,500 per annum (dependent on experience) with company benefits and schemes.

Company Benefits:

• A Gym on site with Free Membership
• Free Employee Assistance Programme
• Free Eye Test and discounted Eyewear
• Free Online and Face to Face Training
• Regional / National Opportunities
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Online Discounts
• Free and Ample Secure Parking

We welcome informal visits by appointment, please contact: Tina Dunsdon, Head of Healthcare, (01785 774161) to arrange.

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.

At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.