Spectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider. Our recent success at achieving four new contracts 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 healthcare services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, from diverse backgrounds, who present a full range of general, mental health and recovery concerns.
We currently have a 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
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.
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 Ellen Watkiss, Team Leader on .
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.
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.
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