Help make a difference!
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 is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Well-being Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs that are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/well-being factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
HMP YOI Exeter is an adult/young offenders institution accepting males ages 18 and over; with an operational capacity of 550+. It accepts all adult and young offenders committed to prison by the courts from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & West Somerset.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Exeter, we’re looking for a Primary Care Nurse to support us and the existing team.
What can we offer you?
You’ll receive an annual salary up to £39,000 FTE - depending on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD, and re-validation support.
In recognition of the parking difficulties at Exeter, you will receive an additional annual travel allowance of £780, paid in monthly instalments. As well as several benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.
Interested in clinical development?
At Practice Plus we encourage our staff to continually develop themselves. You can specialise in a role of your interest (which benefits the service) i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
About the role
Nursing in prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be similar to those you need working in health promotion or A&E, alternatively, you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse. It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. But at the same time, you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible.
The role will be an experience like no other, requiring diverse and mixed nursing skills and background. One minute you could be delivering a nurse-led clinic and the next you are attending an emergency response.
You can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage, suturing, wound care, and fracture clinics to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out nurse-led clinics, reviewing patient histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment, and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to.
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Adult) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever-changing. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the 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 Exeter if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.
Further job information
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week and we also welcome part-time applications.
You will be expected to cover night shifts from 21:00 – 07:45, on a working pattern of 7 nights on and 7 nights off. With a requirement for a day shift on rotation for ongoing professional development and support.
Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting.
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.