Location
West Yorkshire HMP Leeds
Specialism
Primary Care Nurses
Advertising Salary
Up to £39,780
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

I help to make a difference
Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a challenging and rewarding role?

Then look no further…

As the Senior Learning Disabilities Nurse you will have responsibility for your caseload and will be accountable for all aspects of delivering a nursing service for adults with learning disabilities/ challenging behaviour, within this criminal justice setting. You will be working with adults whose behaviours have resulted in their offending and coming into contact with the criminal justice system. As the Senior Nurse, you will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to undertake person centred specialist behavioural assessments, planning and co-ordination of positive non-aversive behavioural approaches to service users within HMP YOI New Hall and a diverse range of professionals and service providers.

About You

As a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) with valid NMC registration and evidence of continued professional development, you will have specialist knowledge of mental health issues and the additional health needs associated with service users with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. These include (but are not limited to) psychological and emotional problems, psychosis, affective mood disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, sexual offending behaviour, surviving and living with the aftermath of sexual and physical abuse, self-harm, personality disorder, communication problems and social isolation.
You will have knowledge of the specialist screening and assessment tools which are available for identifying/assessing the needs of service users with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

About Us

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.

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