Bank Staff Nurse - HMP Lancaster Farms


Job Description

We currently have a Bank Registered Nurse post 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. 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. 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 Deborah Nutt, 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, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

Spectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider with a range of services including Prison Healthcare. Our 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. _________________________________________________________________________


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