Mental Health Nurse - Offender Care Prison setting

Merco Medical Staffing Ltd
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

Job Details

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then get in touch with Merco about locum shifts in Prisons.

You will be contributing to our clients model of care and 'Wellbeing Approach' - an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person's care.

About the Job

Merco are looking for Mental Health Nurses to join the Mental Health team on a locum basis within the busy healthcare department at HMP Bullingdon. This will involve working inside the prison and on the prison wings. HMP Bullingdon is a Cat B remand prison for adult males aged 21 and over, near Bicester in Oxfordshire. You will be a qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You'll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service. 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, please get in touch with the Offender Care team at Merco.

Are you new to prison healthcare?

Do not worry... you will be supported and mentored by experienced teams of highly skilled nurses and practitioners as well as management.

Experience of conflict resolution and de-escalation / dealing with patients who present with many challenges to mental health is key to this role.


Shift options are Monday - Sunday 07:30 - 17:30

Unsure about Prison work?

Send us your CV and speak to our dedicated Offender Care team! We will be able to fully advise you on all aspects of prison work, offer liaison with current nurses undertaking prison work in order to fully prepare you for these rewarding and challenging locum shifts.

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