Location
HMP Lewes
Specialism
Primary Care Nurses
Advertising Salary
Up to £39,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

 
Develop yourself, change lives!

Have you ever considered working in a prison environment before? Perhaps the idea feels daunting. Working within the Healthcare team at HMP Lewes is an opportunity to work holistically, and to provide exceptional care with kindness and compassion. You could make a real difference to someone’s present and future. You do not need to have prison experience as we will provide you with a full induction and training.
This is an opportunity to use all of your clinical and interpersonal skills, an opportunity to develop new abilities, and to work with a unique population group that would benefit from what you can bring to the team. If you would like to know more before applying, please feel free to arrange an appointment for one of the team to show you around the prison and see for yourself what working here is like.
We look forward to speaking with you.
Nursing in prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be similar to those you need working in health promotion or A&E, alternatively, you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse. It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. But at the same time, you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible.

The role will be an experience like no other, requiring diverse and mixed nursing skills and background. One minute you could be delivering a nurse-led clinic and the next you are attending an emergency response.

You can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage, suturing, wound care, and fracture clinics to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You’ll carry out 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.

About You

You will be a Registered Nurse (RGN) looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever changing environment.

You will have a passion for learning and development, as well as having the initiative to bring new ideas and opinions on how to improve the healthcare services. Prison Healthcare experience is not essential although we do ask that you have experience within primary care.

 
Interested in clinical development?

At Practice Plus we encourage our staff to continually develop themselves. You can specialise in a role of your interest (which benefits the service) i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
 
 
Interested in clinical development?

At Practice Plus we encourage our staff to continually develop themselves. You can specialise in a role of your interest (which benefits the service) i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
 

What can we offer you?

You’ll receive an annual salary up to £39,000 FTE - depending on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD, and re-validation support. As well as several benefits including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, increasing with service up to 28 days per year + bank holiday (Pro-rata for part-time). Other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.

About Us

HMP Lewes is a local category B men’s prison for those on remand to local courts as well as those who have been sentenced and those awaiting release. With an operational capacity of 692, HMP Lewes is based in Lewes in East Sussex, within the South Downs National Park. It’s approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove, 35 minutes from Eastbourne and Worthing by car.


We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to prisoners across the country. 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 rising up to 28 days depending on service 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!

 
 
Further job information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week and we also welcome part-time applications.

You will be expected to cover night shifts on a working pattern of 7 nights on and 7 nights off.

Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to right to work in the UK, 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 job's essential requirements, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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