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Primary Care Prison Nurse x 3

Job Reference: 847-A-18-1389

Spectrum Community Health
HMP Lancaster Farms
£21,909-£28,462 per annum pro-rata

pectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider with a range of services including Prison Healthcare. Our recent success at The British Journal of Nursing and the Nursing Times Awards demonstrates our policy of innovation and continuous improvement, and is testimony to our committed and talented teams. As a Social Enterprise our profits are reinvested into our staff and services, and we benefit from being independent, large enough to provide a level of security, yet small enough to be able to make things happen.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide specialist healthcare services in the North East and West of England, and around Yorkshire. For further details of our services, please follow the link to our website.

We currently have 3 Registered Nurse posts available at HMP Lancaster Farms, which is a category C Resettlement prison providing healthcare over 7 days a week, to adult males.
You will be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team who provide a vast range of services, delivering primary care, mental health and substance misuse services to the population.

You will have a sound nursing knowledge base, excellent communication skills, an understanding of the complex needs of the residents and have the ability to operate confidently within an MDT.
In conjunction with the Management Team, you will contribute to and deliver a comprehensive Primary Care service in partnership with mental health and other key stakeholders as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the prison setting.
The role of the Primary Care Nurse is to undertake health assessments, administer medication and treatments, perform diagnostic tests as appropriate and to provide and evaluate a range of health interventions to meet prisoner health and social care needs.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across the service to provide responsive, evidence based interventions working alongside Physical, Substance Misuse and Mental Health clinical teams.
You will demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options to provide primary care within the prison preventing transfer to outside hospital where possible.
The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

As a Spectrum team member, you will be entitled to receive a benefits package competitive with Agenda for Change, including membership of the NHS Pension scheme. You will also have the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge and act as a lead for specialist projects. We offer a preceptorship for new registrants who have had experience of working withing a relevant mental health environment.
There is free and accessible car parking, use of free gym facilities and optional classes to attend during lunch time.

For more information, please contact Kelly O'Connor, Clinical Team Manager/Matron, on 01524 563558.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance and the relevant level of Prison Clearance.

We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service (excluding bank holidays). You will also automatically become a member of the NHS pension scheme and will receive an excellent package of pension benefits which are one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

We deliver enhanced primary care services within Wakefield and Barnsley Districts, Cheshire, North Yorkshire and North East England including:

  • health and wellbeing for vulnerable groups

  • integrated substance misuse services

  • healthcare within secure environments

  • contraception and sexual health care

Within secure environments, we deliver high quality healthcare at:

  • HMP Preston
  • HMP Lancaster Farms
  • HMP Kirkham
  • HMP & YOI Styal (one of the country’s largest women’s prisons and the only female establishment in the North West)
  • HMP Full Sutton (high security male prison near York)

  • The North East Prison Cluster Healthcare Community

  • Pennine House Immigration Removal Centre at Manchester Airport

  • Fieldhead Hospital (low and medium secure hospital)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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