Break into prison healthcare! If you're looking for an exciting new nursing challenge then look no further! Care UK are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our healthcare team at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a large category B remand prison which can currently house up to 1,296 prisoners, with an inpatient unit of 17 beds and a pharmacy dispensary facility.
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.
About the Job We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team. It’s not just the environment that’s varied here, the role is too. You can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out – and potentially develop – nurse-led clinics, reviewing patient histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.To be successful in this Staff Nurse role, you must: • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and philosophy of Clinical Governance. • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Health & Safety. • Be able to demonstrate the ability to respond to situations and act on your own initiative. • Have good interpersonal skills. • Be able to provide evidence of good record keeping. • Have experience of performing clinical audits. You will be a qualified RGN with current and valid NMC registration. You'll also have evidence of continuing professional development and be willing to undertake further training and development relevant to your area of practice and service development. If you'd like to arrange an informal visit to the prison, please get in touch. This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis. The salary for this role is £26,000-£32,000 per annum - dependent on experience plus benefits including staff parking. We would also consider part time applications (must be able to work at least 22 hours per week). Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.