Looking for an exciting job opportunity within prison healthcare?
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. 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. We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. ANP, 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.
About the Job
You will be required to lead innovative nursing practice in the management of long term conditions for a specific caseload of patients. This includes the assessment of need, delivery and evaluation of care interventions and management plans in line with best practice standards.
You will also be required to proactively manage frequent and high demand users of health services using long term condition strategies in line with the Department of Health standards for the management of long term conditions as well as providing professional support and guidance for the nursing team and ensure resources available are utilised effectively for the day to day management of patients with long term conditions. The post holder is an integral part of the Service and contributes to the assessment of need for the local population.
What do we need from you so you can do the job?
As a Long Term Conditions Nurse you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top notch clinical skills and passion for care. You will have highly developed specialist knowledge in long term conditions and be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical assessment skills.
You will also need to undertake the role of Supervisor/Mentor, participating in and supporting others to deliver clinical practice. You will also require a non-medical prescribing qualification or have the willingness to undertake. If you have a passion for bringing new ideas to the table then we’re here to listen on how we can improve and continue to develop our healthcare service within the prison environment.
In return for your hard work you will...
Receive an annual salary of up to £31,000 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 plus CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Lois Evans, the Internal Recruiter for this role. The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Lois will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.
This is a full-time vacancy, working 37.5 hours per week. Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.