Have you ever thought about working within an environment which provides holistic healthcare for detainees?
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a challenging and rewarding role?
Then look no further…
Situated on the island of Portland in Dorset, HMIRC The Verne is an Immigration Removal Centre, housing Male Detainees aged 18+.
Care UK were recently awarded the Healthcare contract at HMIRC The Verne; we are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to those in detention and also to those in custody. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact detainees 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.
Our patient group require support with a wide range of primary care needs taking into account cultural differences which are often complex and require a multidisciplinary approach. The environment can be fast paced with clinical input ranging from an emergency medical response to chronic disease management. Our service provides the opportunity to have a real impact on improving health for individuals.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMIRC The Verne, we’re looking for Staff Nurses to join our team.
So what do we have to offer?
We recognise training and development is key, therefore we have training centres to facilitate for your needs. You will gain insight and training in Mental health and Substance Misuse.
If you are new to offender health, we provide a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this role.
Working at HMIRC The Verne also offers free access to lunch-time gym for all staff and free onsite parking.
Registered staff work varied shifts Monday-Friday and alternate weekends.
We also offer company benefits and schemes including 2-5% 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.
About the job:
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, alternatively you may 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.
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.
You can expect to be involved in everything from initial assessment, clinical triage, suturing, wound care and fracture clinics to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out – and potentially develop – nurse-led clinics (Primary Care, Wellman, Asthma, Diabetes, Chronic Disease, Blood Born Virus, Infection Control), reviewing patient histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to.
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Adult) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing.
Additional language skills are highly advantageous.
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!
Further job information:
Both full-time and part-time roles considered. Informal visits are welcome by appointment. FTE is 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £30,000 per annum FTE - dependent on experience.
24/7 healthcare is provided at The Verne on a rota basis, including nights (11 hours). Shifts are long days (12.5 hours), with short shifts (7.5 hours) available too.
Long days - 07:30-20:45
Nights - 20:45-07:45 (working 3 on 4 off, 4 on 3 off pattern)
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.