Make a difference from day one!
Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?
Then a role in this progressive prison healthcare environment may well be for you!
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified Nurse, or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
Practice Plus Group are 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.
Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skill, we want to meet you!
HMP Oakwood is the largest prison in Europe, holding 2106 Category C male offenders. HMP Oakwood’s large modern healthcare facilities enable us to deliver “Exceptional Care” to our patient group. We provide a range of both physical and psychosocial health care service, including long term conditions, primary care, wound care, sexual health, mental health services, substance misuse, social care and pharmacy.
Interested in development?
We offer opportunities to develop in to a specialist role of your interest which in turn benefits the service. Examples include ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
Previous experience in district or practice nursing, surgical/medical and/or A&E would be highly desirable.
About the role…
Nursing in a prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be far and wide apart. From working in health promotion, A&E acute problems or alternatively you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse. The role also requires the ability to remain calm in an emergency response situation, providing resuscitation and lifesaving intervention.
The principle aim of this post is to care for patients on the first night(s) and for patients being prepared for discharge. You will work to ensure patients are safe on their first night in prison; by undertaking a comprehensive assessment of their physical, mental, substance misuse and social care needs. Risk assessment skills are essential, as you will be the first point of contact within the prison and will assess the patients risk to themselves and or/ others.
Additionally, you will support the discharge process which is fundamental to the through care of our patients back into their communities. Your key function as part of this process will be to ensure the patient has appropriate take home medication, informed of any appointments with external agencies and play a key role in sharing communication with external agencies regarding the patients ongoing care needs.
What can we offer you?
You’ll receive an annual salary of up to £28000, depending on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support.
The role will involve shift work over a 7-day period to include weekends and Bank holidays. We offer 25-days annual leave plus 8 public holidays (pro-rata for part time) and contributory pension scheme. We also offer CPD, revalidation support, free online and face to face training, regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme and online discounts.
Onsite benefits at HMP Oakwood include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.
How will we support you in your employment?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Preceptorship (newly qualified practitioners)
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities such as diabetes or asthma
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by our Internal Recruiter for this role. They will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Oakwood if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.
Note that shifts patterns for the post, will involve shift work, working over- 7-day rota which will include weekends and Bank holidays.
The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.