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Primary Care Team Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Dovegate
Health in Justice
ST14 8XR
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 23:59
£39,700.00 / Year

I treat more than just symptoms

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.

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 can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams as well as a range of other employee benefits.

Interested in clinical development?

At HMP Dovegate we offer you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest, both to support your career development and benefit to the service. Some of these training and development opportunities for our nursing teams include;

Phlebotomy; ECG; Vaccinations and Immunisations; Nurse Triage; IM injecting; Ear Syringing; Safeguarding; Patient Group Directives; Medicines Management; Chronic Disease Management; Suicide and Self Harm Training; Substance Misuse Awareness; Mental Health Awareness; Wound Care, Tissue Viability and Wound Closure; Intermediate Life Support and Emergency Response; Foot Practice Plus Group Palliative Practice Plus Group Syringe Driver Training.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £39,700 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 Dovegate include access to an onsite gym, free parking and café/restaurant.

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

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Adult) with a valid NMC pin and evidence of continued professional development. You will have a real passion for developing your own clinical skills and those of your team. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourages new ideas, as well as the ability to work with service users and advocates to ensure involvement in services. You must have the ability to manage services in a rapidly changing environment.

Nursing in prison is never predictable. On any given day your role could vary from delivering advice in a long term conditions clinic to dealing with a medical emergency or supporting somebody who has deliberately self-harmed. The situation in prison can change at any minute. You need to able to think on your feet and make quick autonomous decisions in what can be a challenging environment.

As a Primary Care Team Leader, you will have joint responsibility for the management and delivery of high quality responsive Primary Care Services throughout the prison that comply with all statutory instructions and delivered within the a framework of both clinical governance and good practice guidelines.

Providing support in leadership and direction of the team to ensure high quality, effective services that are person centered, accessible and locally valued by the prisoners, the prison and Practice Plus Group.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Amelia Smith, the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Amelia will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week, inclusive of evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays.

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 (

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.

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