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Offender Care
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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HMP High Down, Sutton, Surrey
£25,681 - £33,057 pa inc
01/10/2017 23:59
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HMP Highdown – Staff Nurse

Band 5

Are you looking for new challenges? Do you want to work in an ever changing environment where no two days are the same? Do you want to feel that you really make a difference? Want to provide truly holistic nursing care? Fed up of routine and regular?

Have you answered yes to these questions?

This might be the job for you…

We are looking for Primary Care Nurses to join us as part of the Primary Care team within the prison of HMP High Down.

Primary Care in prison? Yes, this is an opportunity to use all of your clinical and interpersonal skills, an opportunity to develop new skills and work with a unique population group who need your nursing skills.

We work with a range of men who are sentenced, some of whom have been sentenced for life. For some it is the first time in prison, for others it's their twentieth. Every person we work with could be someone’s father, son, husband or brother. Our job is not to judge, our job is to provide exceptional care with kindness and compassion. Our motto? Caring not judging.

Health and wellbeing is one of the pathways to reducing re-offending. It could be through your interactions that changes the way a man thinks about his future, thinks about his health needs, and feels about himself and others. You could make a difference.

This is a varied role working within a Primary Care setting and involves assessing, treating and carrying out effective care planning.

It takes a very special, dedicated, resilient and caring nurse to provide care in such an ever changing, dynamic environment and you will be joining like-minded exceptional healthcare professionals.

Working alongside the Mental Health and Substance Misuse team affords us the benefit of being able to work in a truly holistic manner, responding to the needs of both physical and mental well-being in partnership.

This an exciting role within a developing team and will provide you with an opportunity to work across a variety of areas within the prison for you to use existing skills and develop new ones.

This vacancy will attract the Golden Hello, a welcome incentive of up to £2500. Please see attached document for full terms and conditions.

Want to learn more about our Offender Care Services? Contact Sabine Whincup, for information on future opportunities and upcoming Open Days.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kristian Lane,

We are a friendly team and welcome questions and informal visits - please do not hesitate to contact us!