I help to make a difference
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 - 4 years ago we were managing 12 prison healthcare services and in 2020 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. 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.
What do we need from you so you can do the job?
As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) / Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), you will join our team to deliver care across our HMP Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury with independent prescribing, you'll deliver face to face services, enabling patients to obtain health information from the appropriate health care professional. You will be providing safe and effective health assessments and treatment of patients within the establishment.
You'll be accountable for your own practice including the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge or referral of patients, independent of medical intervention.
Practicing within your own sphere of competence and agreed acceptable limits of practice, you'll assess patients, and order and interpret investigations, diagnose and treat patients who wish to be seen by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. You'll be responsible for the assessment of care needs the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without supervision, and to teach other nursing and non-nursing staff.
Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team in providing quality, evidence-based health care to meet the immediate needs of the patient, you'll take an active role within the cross-disciplinary, multi-skilled team to ensure service quality in line with corporate goals and strategy; to assist in the implementation of the wellbeing approach which have a positive impact on the health economy.
Experience in a prison is not essential, we can teach you that. What we are looking for is someone with the general clinical assessment and diagnostic skills that can be transferred into the prison environment. We can teach you the rest!
Having a candidate that is interested in learning more about Substance Misuse is perfect. Support will be provided through regional clinical forums and local and regional quality assurance meetings.
About Foston Hall & Sudbury
HMP YOI Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury are only 5 miles apart, and the two sites cannot be more different and offer an exciting opportunity to work with both men and women, with huge variances in medical conditions.
HMP Sudbury is a Category D male open prison. It currently hold 579 prisoners who are nearing the end of their sentence and are preparing for release back into the community. The men go to work in the community at charity and paid employment
HMP Foston Hall is a woman’s prison holding 344 ladies at various stages of their sentences from remand to life sentences. Levels of need in the population are high, exemplified by significant mental health and self-harm concerns.
Significant numbers of women reported problems with drugs, and in particular alcohol. All sentenced prisoners are employed within the prison and can gain qualifications in the gardens, gym, textiles, craft workshop, and kitchens, other areas of vocational learning are NVQ’s in cleaning services hairdressing, beauty therapy in addition to functional skills and courses to support employment on release.
In return for your hard work you will...
Receive an annual salary of up to £51,000 - 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 (pro-rata for part-time) plus CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. However, this role is split between two sites – HMP Foston Hall (female establishment) and HMP Sudbury (Category D male prison). Approx 13 hours at Sudbury and the other 24 hours at Foston Hall. There will be some evenings included and potentially weekends.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role.
The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn we will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Foston Hall/HMP Sudbury if the hiring managers feel that you are suitable for the job.
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.