Break into prison healthcare! HMP Huntercombe are looking for experienced Registered Nurses to join their existing healthcare team at the prison in Henley on Thames. Care UK started delivering the healthcare services at HMP Huntercombe on 1st April 2016.
About Care UK Care UK is the 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.
Qualifications Registered General Nurse with valid NMC pin Evidence of continuing development/ educational activity
About the Job As a Primary Care Nurse, you will plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of high-quality nursing care to the prisoner population, Promoting health and well-being within the prisoner population. As an effective member of the health care team, you'll support and make a professional contribution to the development of prison nursing/healthcare through case conferences. Key responsibilities include: Be aware of NHS England and Prison Service policies and protocols and use these to support the delivery of nursing care to prisoners. Contribute ideas to help formulate policy within the healthcare service. To run health promotion / harm-minimisation clinics in specific disease-related areas (after a period of training and familiarisation). To ensure that clinics run smoothly and meet national and local priorities and guidelines. To work with Team Leaders to regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of such clinics and assist in the planning of change. Respond to medical emergencies as emergency responder, co-ordinating care and providing primary clinical care of a high standard to prisoners. Deliver a high standard of clinical care in the primary care, emergency care, harm minimisation, health promotion and occupational health remits of prison healthcare; within the extent of your role, experience and level of expertise. Participate in the named-nurse scheme to a residential unit within the prison, working to raise the profile of healthcare services within that environment and ensure full integration between residential unit staff and healthcare services / staff. To co-ordinate healthcare activity on a day-to-day basis, acting as “Healthcare Co-ordinator” in the absence of a more senior member of staff. To participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services to prisoners through meetings, working groups and regular liaison with colleagues. To support junior staff in their development by encouragement, informal teaching, mentoring and preceptorship. Understand the importance of the prison nursing contribution in meeting objectives set out within National and Local documents (e.g. National Service frameworks, NHS England and Clinical Governance action plan, Local Health Delivery Plan). Provide appropriate and timely health promotion interventions/strategies. Undertake initial and follow-up individual health assessments at reception and health screening, referring to appropriate guidelines. Participate in pre-release activities pertinent to healthcare. Facilitate prisoner referrals to appropriate clinical services. Be aware of psychiatric interventions and deliver within level of competency appropriate nursing care.You will be a Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration. Skills & Experience Essential: Evidence of partnership working involving both statutory and voluntary agencies Post registration experience & more than one speciality preferably in A&E or primary care Be able to show a working knowledge of health promotion activity Relevant evidence based clinical practice Desirable: Previous responsibility for organising a nursing team during the absence of more senior colleagues. Prior experience working in a primary health care setting This is a full time role working 37.5 hours a week. The salary is between £24,000 - £28,000 depending on experience. Care UK offer benefits including 25 days holiday plus 8 public bank holidays, 2 x life assurance, 10 days paid sick leave and a company contributory pension scheme between 2-5%. Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.