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Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse - HMP Parc

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Job Reference: 6254
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Healthcare
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £27,405 or £32,480 per annum
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:Health Services
Closing Date: June 21, 2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse

Location: HMP Parc, South Wales

Salary: £27,405.00 (Less than 2 years experience) or £32,480.00 (More than 2 years experience)

Meet & Greet Site Visits:

As part of the recruitment process, a site visit will be organised prior to an interview. 


HMP/YOI Parc is  a secure site that holds approximately 1800 men and boys, predominantly serving sentences of two years or more. The Healthcare Department is a nurse-led 24/7 Primary Care service and we are looking for RMNs, RGNs,  RNLDs  and paramedics to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team.  The environment in which we work is challenging and unique and we are looking for resilient and flexible individuals to help deliver a service that equals the level of care that you would expect to receive in the community.

Our nurse clinics include, triage, bloods, epilepsy, vaccination, chronic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, dressings, COPD, asthma, healthy living and a range of mental health interventions.  Our patients also have on-site access to GP, Dentist, Optician, podiatry, pharmacy and physiotherapy.  Our nursing team will also be required to assist with two very busy medication rounds each day as well as responding to unexpected medical emergencies as they arise.

At HMP Parc you will be expected to work an average of 40 hours per week across the shift pattern including a rotation onto nights. Shifts will either run from 7am to 6pm or 10am to 9pm, with night shifts running from 8.30pm to 7.30am.  Successful applicants can expect to attend a Prison Awareness Training course, following by a six week induction programme and regular access to relevant training and support from management.  In addition to this all nurses will be required to attend weekly full staff meetings and daily verbal handover whilst on shift.

HMP/YOI Parc is located 2 minutes away from Junction 36 of the M4.  There is a access to a free staff car park, gym and staff canteen.


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
  • Please note that this vacancy is subject to a minimum 5 - 10 year checkable employment and education history including criminal record vetting.
  • To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK. 


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