Are you looking for a change in your nursing career?
Have you ever thought about working within a prison environment?
A fantastic opportunity has opened up with HMP Wakefield for a Staff Nurse to work as part of an integrated and dynamic nursing team. Every day is different and brings with it different challenges and opportunities for development.
You will gain experience in dealing with complex nursing needs inclusive of long term conditions, emergency care, minor injuries and minor ailment assessments, end of life care and health promotion and wellbeing.
Providing good healthcare provisions and working in partnership with other disciplines within the prison help to rehabilitate and support offenders to live decent and purposeful lives as a member of the community.
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.
HMP Wakefield is a Category A prison and houses approx. 720 offenders, with a multitude of often complex health needs.
The role brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture and will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse and mixed level of nursing skills. One minute you could be delivering a nurse led clinic and the next you are attending an emergency response.
So what do we have to offer?
We recognise training and development is essential, therefore we have a service training needs analysis to identify and support individual and service wide skills gaps and training needs.
The opportunity to gain insight and training into Mental Health and Substance Misuse.
If you are new to nursing or offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role.
About the role
As a Staff Nurse within prison health, in the primary care area 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 needed. In the in patients area you will deliver holistic care to patients on end of life pathways, with complex health needs, post-surgery or for suicide or self-harm support.
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/RN 1 with valid NMC registration, you’ll bring a good knowledge of clinical governance 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.
Further job information
The full-time role will be working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis across 7 days including weekends and nights however we will accept applications for part time and job shares.
The salary for this role is up to £33,000 per annum depending on experience.
•Free use of Gym on site
•Free Eye Test and discounted Eyewear
•Free Online and Face to Face Training
•Regional / National Opportunities
•Cycle to Work Scheme
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 CTC vetting.