Location
HMP IOW
Specialism
Primary Care Nurses
Advertising Salary
Up to £32,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role

As a Staff Nurse (RGN/RMN) you will be an integral part of the healthcare team and will be involved in everything from clinical triage to the evaluation of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out – and potentially develop – nurse-led clinics, reviewing patient’s histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment, and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to.

We have 2 Staff Nurse positions available, working within the wings and also in the Inpatient Healthcare Unit.
Our two sites-based Primary Healthcare Centres provide a comprehensive primary care service, GP appointments, chronic disease nurse-led clinics, screening programmes, and health promotion work. An emergency response service to prison wings is also provided within the working core day 07.30-17.30, seven days a week.

The IHU provides care to prisoners with both mental and physical health problems, minor surgery, medical, rehabilitation/post-operative care, and palliative care. The Unit also provides a safe environment for the stabilisation and detoxification of prisoners with substance misuse problems. IHU delivers care over a 24hr period and rotation will be expected from days to nights.

About You

You will have a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever-changing. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

You should possess a good working knowledge of conducting risk assessments and care planning as well as someone who is creative and forward-thinking to work through the issues that may arise in this challenging but exciting environment. Knowledge in therapeutic interventions such as CBT or Steps to Wellbeing is desirable but transferable clinical skills will be considered with appropriate training provided.
Interested in clinical development?

We could give you the opportunity to develop into a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, CBT, plastering, ILS, ALS, health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.


In return for your hard work you will...


Receive an annual salary up to £32,000 per annum – dependent on experience. You'll also get several benefits including:
• Training and development opportunities
• Company contributory pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
• Staff well-being and recognition scheme
• Access to bank hours
• CPD and re-validation support
• Cycle to work scheme as well as online retail discounts
• Online retail discounts
• Two onsite gyms with FREE access
• Onsite FREE parking

 

Next Steps


If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by, the Internal Recruiter for this role.
The recruiter will submit your application to the hiring manager and in turn, will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Isle of Wight if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

More information


We invite applications from those wishing to work full or part-time We also welcome applications from newly qualified nurses seeking that important first post. We can offer the full range of preceptorship in a clinical environment where you can expect to see and work with a wider range of health issues than you would experience in most other areas of the NHS.
If you are looking for a challenging work environment and the opportunity to be at the forefront of developments in prison healthcare, then do please get in touch.

For informal discussions and visits, please contact:
Teresa Fendyke – Modern Matron on 01983 635728 – or email to teresa.fendyke@practiceplusgroup.com.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. We also reserve the right to close the role early should a sufficient number of applications be received.

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.

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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