I treat more than just symptoms
At HMP Doncaster, we are recruiting nurses to join us in an innovative new project. We are currently a small, but expanding team and are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join us on the journey, developing our own emerging area of practice. The prison is undergoing a huge transformation in population management and is to become a 70% remand prison, with prisoners being moved onto another prison 10 days after conviction. This means that we need to radically change the way we deliver healthcare to prisoners entering and leaving the prison.
HMP YOI Doncaster is a Category B young offenders and men's prison, located in the Marshgate area of Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
What will you be doing?
There will be three main service areas of responsibility covered, under the umbrella of Reception nursing:
- First Night Centre Admission Clinic
- Transfers and Discharge clinic
- Court Video Link Suite Clinic
As a Reception Nurse, you will have excellent assessment skills and demonstrate clinical expertise to determine the appropriate course of treatment for people entering and leaving prison. You will liaise with prison officers, courts and the wider Healthcare multidisciplinary team sharing relevant information from the outcome of your assessments that will contribute to care planning and risk management of the patients’ needs.
Working in reception is one of the most clinically challenging, but rewarding nursing roles you can have. This is an excellent opportunity for an RGN or RMN to broaden their knowledge and skills, working with patients who present with all manner of physical, mental health and substance misuse problems. You will be pivotal in identifying problems and in some cases initiating treatment plans before the patient enters the wider prison environment. This is a truly a varied role where in a typical day you could be assessing a patients mental state, screening for physical health issues or assessing acute alcohol or drug withdrawals.
What we will need from you?
Whilst previous experience of working in prisons is not essential, it would be advantageous.
• 1st level RGN or RMN with current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).
• Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
• Proven post nursing registration experience
The salary range is up to £30,500 per annum - dependent on experience.
Benefits we offer include training & development opportunities, 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, on-site gym facilities and free onsite parking.
Care UK are proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs.
This is a full time, permanent role working 37.5 hours a week.
Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison security vetting.