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.
Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader - 2 years ago we were managing 12 prison healthcare services and in 2019 we're providing healthcare services in over 40 prisons across the country.
We can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams as well as full-time, part-time and bank opportunities and a range of other employee benefits.
Are you Looking for something a little different?
We're looking for a Senior Practice Nurse to join our healthcare department at HMP Guys Marsh, this will mean working inside the prison. HMP Guys Marsh is a local Category C Prison, located in a quiet rural location in the county of Dorset about two miles from the hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
HMP Guys Marsh provide various prisoner support and primary care services, treatment and consultation held in the healthcare centre. There are several rehabilitation programmes that the patients are on whilst within HMP Guys Marsh.
About the Job...
As a Senior Practice Nurse you will work 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 Care UK and prison service policies and procedures in line with the NMC Code of professional conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives.
You will have experience of Chronic Disease Management and experience of working as practice nurse. You will have experience in the management of long term conditions for example asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Heart Failure. A full job description is attached.
Are you new to prison healthcare?
Do not worry... you will be supported and mentored throughout your first 6 months with Care UK by experienced teams of highly skilled nurses and practitioners as well as management.
The salary range for this role is up to £32,000 per annum - dependent on experience. We offer a variety of benefits including:
Training and development opportunities Company contributory pension scheme 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays Staff well-being CPD and re-validation support Cycle to work scheme as well as online retail discounts and other onsite benefits
The work is interesting and varied and is an opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives, enabling them to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.
This is a permanent role with the hours being 37.5 per week. The salary will be up to £32,000 per annum - DOE
If successful you will contacted by the internal recruiter Wendy Atherley. Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
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