Registered Nurse (Primary Care or Substance Misuse)
Are you looking for a career in prison nursing where two days are never the same?
We have new career opportunities for Primary Care and Substance Misuse Nurses at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in our expanding healthcare team.
This is a unique opportunity to provide nursing care within a Prison setting and will involve you working across five main wings plus a number of smaller units including a First Night Centre, a Healthcare Centre and a Drug Detox Unit.
What will you be doing?
You will work in a truly integrated team with the chance to see individual care through from start to finish. You will have support from our wider healthcare team and a chance to develop your clinical skills into specialities such as diabetes or asthma, wound management, CBT, ANP, BBV, sexual health, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, RCGP and long term condition courses. Committed to CPD for our nurses we also offer regional and national care development opportunities as well as access to our bespoke Learning Management system. If you are starting out on your nursing career we also have preceptorship opportunities available.
Working in prison can be challenging but is also very rewarding, interesting and stimulating. A primary care environment such as prison healthcare will develop your clinical, professional and personal strengths including delivering a variety of healthcare interventions to the men in our care. Amongst this we also have other services which include GP sessions, drug and alcohol services and mental health services.
A bit about you
You will be a qualified Registered Nurse – Adult (RGN) with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an ever changing environment. You will be the kind of nurse who thrives in a workplace that is never dull or predictable.
We are also welcoming applications from Registered Mental Health Nurses with a specialist interest in Substance Misuse.
You can expect to be involved in all aspects of the primary care delivery service and will carry out and contribute to the development of nurse-led services. You will have a flexible approach to working in a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously, a good team player as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then we look forward to welcoming you to our team.
Working at Practice Plus Group
We are 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. We adopt the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
If you are interested in every day being different, working in prison with a complex population will provide a stimulating work environment.When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we’ll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that’s fine too. We’ll help you be the best you can be.
We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits including free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.
We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:
∙ We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated
∙ We act with integrity
∙ We embrace diversity
∙ We strive to do things better together.
If this resonates with you then we’d like to hear from you!
To apply for the role click on the link below. If you have any questions contact Kirsty Dennett in our friendly resourcing team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07976 707796.
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week on a salary of up to £36,826 depending on experience. Healthcare operates 7 days a week, we also welcome part-time applications.
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.
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.