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Recovery Nurse vacancy

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HMP YOI Drake Hall
ST21 6LQ
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Job closing date:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 23:59

Break into prison healthcare!

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.

Want to know more about HMP YOI Drake Hall?

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. To enhance the service delivery at HMP YOI Drake Hall, we’re looking for an experienced nurse considering the next step in their career. We average between 70-80 women on clinical treatment, a mixture of reducing, maintenance and stabilisation.

Hepatitis C eradication is high on our agenda so you will be expected to take an active role in encouraging the women to be tested and supporting them through the treatment pathway alongside the Hep C trust, peer support and Hepatitis Nurse specialist.

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.

If you are new to offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role. This will include a 2 day course ran by Staffordshire university.

About you

As a Registered Nurse within the recovery team, you can expect to be involved in everything from 1:1 sessions and groups with recovery being at the centre of our model. 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/RMN 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 -1600, Sat and Sun 0730 - 1200.

Salary for this role is upto £30,000 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: Lisa Collins Clinical Lead, Recovery Team, 01785 774159 or 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.

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