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Primary Care Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Sudbury
Health in Justice
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Closing date:
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 23:59
£33,660 / Year

I treat more than just symptoms

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

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.

HMP Sudbury is a Category D male open prison. It currently hold 579 prisoners who are nearing the end of their sentence and are preparing for release back into the community. The men go to work in the community at charities and paid employment.

We can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams, across both full time and part time schedules, as well as a range of other employee benefits.

Interested in clinical development?

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, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £33,660 FTE per annum, 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.

Onsite benefits at HMP Sudbury include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

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. Responsibilities range from working in health promotion, managing acute presentations or managing long-term conditions. Alongside caring for patient’s physical health, you will also be supporting people to manage their mental health and/or substance misuse needs. The role also requires the ability to remain calm in an emergency response situation, providing lifesaving interventions and resuscitation when required.

The role will train you to an ILS standard. It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day may 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 is an experience like no other, requiring diverse and mixed nursing skills and backgrounds.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

As a Registered Nurse you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top notch clinical skills and passion for care. With plenty of primary care experience, you could be involved in anything from developing and leading clinics, undertaking examinations and tests as well as answering emergency bells and potentially being the first person to attend an emergency.

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.

More information

We have available both a full time position (working 37.5 hours per week) and part time position (working between 18 - 21 hours depending on requirement). Our department works across seven days per week and the healthcare unit is currently open from 07.30-17.00 seven days per week with late night cover until 20.00 Mondays and Thursdays. You will be offered a 4 week rolling rota.

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Amelia Smith, our Internal Recruiter for this role. Who in turn will submit your CV to the hiring manager and will arrange an interview for you if suitable.

Due to an ongoing internal issue with our website, if you currently work for Practice Plus Group and are trying to apply via our intranet, please contact our internal recruiter, Amelia Smith, by email (

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.

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