Location
West Midlands HMP Long Lartin
Specialism
Primary Care Nurses
Advertising Salary
Up to £40,973 depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

Have you thought about working within prison healthcare?
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 in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

Working within a high secure environment can be challenging yet rewarding, interesting and stimulating. As a complex care nurse, you will predominantly be responsible for overseeing the care of men located within the Care, Separation and Re-integration Unit (CSRU) including the inpatient unit located in the healthcare department. HMP Long Lartin has the biggest CSRU in Europe. It has always been a concern that men located within the CSRU have limited input, access and provision to co-ordinated care which can have a detrimental effect on their physical and mental health. The inpatient unit, which is a smaller unit, holds a maximum of 8 men who could be admitted for a variety of reasons; mental health, physical health or palliative care.

This role requires an individual who is open to taking on a new challenge, has the ability to remain calm and is able to be flexible to meet the needs of an ever changing population within a complex environment.

Your role and responsibilities will solely be for those of the men located within these units.

About You

Principal Activities – Clinical

  • 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 and update policies with the healthcare service.
  • Undertake segregation rounds to ensure that all prisoners are fit for segregated conditions
  • Undertake inpatient rounds to ensure the needs of the patient are being met within the unit
  • Complete and maintain care plans for men in inpatients and the segregation unit.
  • Review prisoners to ensure they are meeting all their physical and mental health needs including LTC reviews.
  • Attend Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) reviews of any patients who are located within the CSRU and/or inpatient unit.
  • Attend complex case conferences to discuss any complex patients.
  • Attend local mental health team meeting to liaise and contribute in regards to any men you are concerned about.
  • Organise and implement clinics/appointments for the men located within the segregation unit
  • Attend admission to segregation boards (R45) which are held weekly for men
  • Undertake clinics to meet the needs of the population
  • Administration of medication

Principal Activities - Education and development

  • Identify personal education and development needs
  • Positively participates with the healthcare team to initiate and deliver education and training in the theory and practice of prison healthcare for both pre and post registration nurses and others.
  • Use current, appropriate and evidence based practice

    Principal Activities – Professional

  • Contribute to and work within the broad framework of the clinical governance
  • Assist the development of evidence-based nursing procedures / protocols in the practice setting
  • Work in close partnership with other members of the primary healthcare team
  • Work with members of the statutory and voluntary agencies to provide appropriate care to meet the assessed individual nursing needs of the patient
  • Practice within the codes of conduct issued by the professional / regulatory body
  • Practice within their own competencies and within practice plus group policies
  • To accurately record all healthcare activity within the prisoners clinical record.
  • Ensure that communication is effective between the multi-disciplinary team giving adequate attention to complex and sensitive natured information.
  • Make all reasonable attempts to overcome barriers

    Principal Activities – Administrative

  • Follow Practice Plus Group and prison policies, procedures and guidelines
  • To participate in clinical audit and action any recommendations

Why work at HMP Long Lartin

  • Weekly clinical supervision
  • Monthly one to ones with your line manager
  • On-site free parking
  • On-site canteen
  • Cheap gym membership
 

You’ll receive an annual salary up to £40,973 per annum - depending on experience

We offer a whole host of additional benefits such as: cycle to work scheme, free DBS check, free uniform, an extensive training and development structure for all employees along with an employee recognition scheme. 

It doesn’t stop there… we also offer a company pension scheme which we as Practice Plus Group also pay into, 25 days annual leave increasing with service up to 28 days per year, plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), NHS blue light card, discounted Costco memberships, access to Boundless memberships for attractions and parks, shopping discounts, free eye tests for computer screen users, an 24/7 employee assistance helpline and financial assistance when you need it.

About Us

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

Practice Plus Group is a specialist provider of NHS services into prison healthcare across over 45 different prisons, young offenders and immigration removal centres. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments.


Practice Plus Group’s mission is Access to Excellence.  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. 
  • Patients can only access excellence if we commit to living our values in everything we do when we’re at work.

If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!

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