Bank Registered General Nurse
Bank Staff Nurse
Location: HMP Holme House
Salary: £15.26 per hour
Are you looking for a career within a prison healthcare environment?
Holme House is a prison that holds up to 1200 sentenced men over the age of 18, in 7 residential units, it also includes a 16 bedded in patient unit for the North East Region.
We provide primary care in a range of clinics which include but are not limited to Dressings / Venepuncture/ Nurse Triage / Smoking Cessation. We also provide 16 dedicated 24 hour inpatient beds for the North East region. The needs of the men range from Physical / Social Care to Mental Health conditions and also 2 dedicated ‘palliative care beds’. Holme House also has a dedicated DART (Drug Alcohol Recovery Team). We also administer medication up to 4 times a day; this includes Controlled Drugs (CD’s) and Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST).
Our team is made up of Head of Health care Mr Paul McTague, 4 Senior Managers then 8 teams managed by a Senior Nurse. Each team consists of a Senior Nurse, Staff Nurses, Team Support Workers and Pharmacy Technicians. Each team also has a specific specialist role e.g.: Diabetes / Cardiac Disease / Health promotion.
At Holme House we are close to the A19 for easy access. We have a free staff car park and a gym within the prison that staff may use. We also have supermarkets in the vicinity.
To provide care for the physical and mental health needs of offenders in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.
- Provide health and social care to offenders to ensure a professional service is delivered in line with professional, contractual and company standards, including security instructions.
- Undertake assessments of offenders to identify physical and mental health needs and determine the appropriate level of intervention, care and management.
- To work predominantly within own area of specialism but to operate as part of a team delivering generic primary care services.
- Liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to ensure the delivery of an effective and appropriate health service.
- Provide professional advice and support to allied health professionals and non-clinical staff to ensure the effective health and social care of offenders in line with current best practice.
- Coach, support and supervise healthcare staff, as required, to develop their skills in line with professional standards and current best practice as appropriate.
- Promote an understanding of, and develop health and social care services within the prison environment to maximise personal well-being and promote independence.
- Promotion of a positive health, safety and infection control culture to maintain a safe environment for all stakeholders.
- Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.
- To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.
- Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.
- To operate within the equality and diversity framework.
- Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
- Engage where appropriate in the selection, training and development of healthcare professionals and other related staff, in conjunction with appropriate others.
- Operate in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice, undertaking further training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.
- Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.
The Ideal Candidate:
Part 1 NMC registration
Experience of working within a team
Able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy
Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
Able to work within challenging and complex situations
Experience of working with potentially aggressive people
Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels