Staff Nurse - HMP Durham
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 are now looking for a Band 5 Nurse to join our team at HMP Durham, which is a remand prison; providing healthcare over 7 days a week, to adult and young males. You will be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team who provide a vast range of services such early days in custody risk management, primary care 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, and 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 key stakeholder across the Reconnected to Health Pathway. 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
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.
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