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!
About HMP Oakwood?
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 clinical 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.
What do we have to offer?
You’ll receive an annual salary of up to £38,000 FTE - dependent on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support.
As well as a number of benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.
Onsite benefits at HMP Oakwood include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.
How will we support you?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• 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 - clinical lead forums, steering group, national leads team
A bit about the role...
As a Primary Care Team Lead, you will be a registered nurse working as part of an integrated healthcare team, utilising your clinical expertise, decision making and problem solving skills to provide skilled and evidence based nursing care for patients in the prison. You will work within your scope of practice, in accordance with Practice Plus Group and prison service policies and procedures in line with the NMC Code of professional conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives.
You'll be responsible for leading and developing a team providing clinical supervision to all staff; as well as developing appropriate nurse led clinics in Chronic Disease and Health Promotion.
With the ability to think on your feet and a flexible attitude, you’ll be a qualified adult nurse with current NMC registration.
Please note that shifts patterns will involve shift work, working over 7-day rota which will include weekends and Bank holidays.
We also offer the opportunity for informal visits and shadow shifts on site to experience the environment prior to any offers of employment post interview.
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.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Amelia Smith, the Internal Recruiter for this role. Amelia will submit your CV to the hiring manager and then will arrange an interview for you to attend if suitable.
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.