Registered General Nurse

G4S Healthcare
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Staff Nurse

Location: HMP Holme House

Salary: £24,063 - £28,747 per annum

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.

Job Outline:

To provide care for the physical and mental health needs of offenders in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • 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:

Essential Skills

  • 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

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