Senior Primary Care Nurse

G4S Healthcare
17 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving sentenced and remand young offender and adult male prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison can accommodate 1,324 prisoners in safe custody.

At HMP Altcourse we are committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to prisoners in our care. Our healthcare team is staffed 24 hours a day and is made up of qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

Our staff approach their work in prisons and secure settings with a professionalism and commitment that lays the foundations for improved services and recognises the dignity of the individual. All our employees are selected and trained to respect the human rights and needs of detainees or prisoners. All staff are security vetted and provided with thorough induction training.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Primary Care Nurse at HMP Altcourse. This is an ideal opportunity for nurses who are seeking to broaden their range of skills and knowledge in caring for people detained in a prison as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will work collaboratively with other service provider partners to provide high quality patient care.

Benefits as a Senior Primary Care Nurse:

  • Salary of £38306.10 per annum
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts

Shifts: Full Time - 40 hours per week

Job Outline:

The Senior Primary Care Nurse will contribute to the positive and aspirational workings of the nursing team, by promoting an agenda of recovery from the dependence on drugs and/or alcohol within the client group and which supports the goals of reducing re-offending, increasing re-integration into meaningful and sustained occupation and improving social and family relationships.

The purpose of this post is to provide clinical skills and interventions to substance misusing clients and to deliver them to the highest standard of care and in line with latest national guidelines and standards, G4S policies and procedures and statutory frameworks governing patient care in a prison setting. The Staff Nurse is a practice nurse as well as a clinical supervisor/leader for lower grade nurses and therefore carries responsibility for the provision of high quality, effective and safe treatment and recovery services for our service users.

Key Responsibilities:

Management and Leadership

  • To contribute to the workings of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the delivery of specialist substance misuse treatment and recovery interventions for drug and alcohol misusers.
  • To innovatively support the continuing development of Prison Substance Misuse/IDTS Services within national guidelines, through the efficient and effective management of resources at their disposal.
  • To contribute to development/negotiation of partnership working mechanisms with all key providers within the prison environment and to promote good partnership working relationships in all nurses.
  • To be familiar with all aspects of security and safety, consistent with working within a custodial framework and will ensure that positive and effective communication links exist between themselves, prison staff, NON-CLINICAL DART TEAM’s staff, community teams/services and any other agency in meeting the needs of this client group.
  • To work with the Senior Nurse to develop, implement and manage change processes from planning and implementation to evaluation/review of evidence based practice, using clinical governance frameworks that respond to need and effective management of risk.

Clinical Activities

  • To provide clinical interventions within Substance Misuse/IDTS Services and Primary Care Nursing Services. This may include providing primary care interventions such as general medication dispensing, generic health screening with reception units and basic wound care. Other clinical interventions required to be discuss with line manager.
  • To be directly accountable and responsible for own nursing practice and to operate in line with NMC Code of Professional Conduct in relation to rules, regulations and policies on direct patient care.
  • To work clinically within all areas of the Substance Misuse/IDTS treatment delivery system and to role model good practice to all Nursing Assistants / Health Care Support Workers under their responsibility. This will include drug and alcohol assessment, co-working, care planning and review, medication titration and dispensing, BBV interventions, public health advice and discharge planning.
  • Ensure the safe administration and storage of medication within NMC guidelines, local policies and procedures including the use of patient group directives (PGD’s).
  • To be responsible for the delivery of high standards of nursing care to patients assessed and admitted to the service according to their clinical needs, and in accordance with up-to-date evidence based practice and relevant clinical protocols and policies.

Service and Policy/Protocol Development Activities

  • To provide regular briefings to the Senior Nurse on service issues.
  • To work collaboratively in developing and maintaining professional links and co-ordinating client care pathways with other internal and external providers.
  • To contribute to innovative solution focused thinking related to service improvement.
  • To contribute to the review and implementation of policies/protocols in relation to safe prescribing, referral, admission and discharge procedures.

Educational Activities

To work with the Senior Nurse to ensure all Nursing Assistants / Health Care Support Workers attend statutory training.To provide regular, up-to-date analysis of staff training needs and training completed.To contribute to ensuring that the service has a learning culture and the ability to train Nursing Assistants / Health Care Support Workers in the working environment, with the intention of raising skills and competencies in relation to the treatment/care of the client groupTo promote regular learning within the team to ensure that Nursing Assistants / Health Care Support Workers under their responsibility are briefed and traine

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