Offender Health Nurse - Band 5/6

Job type Contract
Salary £28 - 35 per hour
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Reference 160957

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Sutton for a Band 5/6 Offender Health Nurse.

The pay rate for this locum Offender Health Nurse job is £28 - £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month contract.

In order to meet the needs of the Trust’s service, you may be required from time to time to work outside your normal place of work. The Trust reserves the right to change your normal place of work to any other location within the Trust.

Shift Pattern:

  • 37.5 per week, including weekends, nights and unsociable hours


  • Provide a high-quality nursing assessment and treatment service to prisoners within HMP Winchester
  • Ensure client needs are identified and met, client dignity is maintained, and any risks are addressed
  • Provide nursing assessment, treatment and care to detainees within HMP Winchester
  • Work alone at times of the day and at night, with on-call medical support as required, to safely deliver healthcare
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability
  • Deal empathically with sensitive information, to include discussing patient’s changing condition with patient and other professionals
  • Take responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating work within a skill mix team in the absence of the team leader
  • Participate in inter-professional working and the development, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of health care services
  • Safely manage high risk areas
  • Handling body fluids and other hazardous material
  • Handling medical sharps
  • Have responsibility for providing the highest standards of patient care through on-going assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmers of care
  • Working with the Team Leader and other agencies you will use your person-centred assessment skills for the health and well-being of patients with complex need
  • Collaborate with other agencies, statutory and voluntary to ensure continuity of care
  • Participate in screening, caseload profiling and needs assessment of individuals and the caseload as required
  • Undertake health promotion and disease prevention activities with individuals or groups in line with the public health agenda
  • Support, guide and teach patients to maintain their optimum level of physical and psychological health
  • Discharge and/or refer patients on completion of episode of care
  • Actively respect patient’s privacy and dignity and protect their property and possessions
  • Participate in the service planning and nursing strategy within the Trust and Prison Service, promoting implementation within practice
  • Ensure that all aspects of professional behaviour as required within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct are followed at all times
  • Medicines management
  • Delivery of prescribed medication following patient assessment with responsibility and accountability for risk management and with-holding medication when appropriate and notifying medical doctor
  • Prescribing of medication in line with own professional qualification and experience
  • First contact: acute assessment, nursing diagnosis and care, treatment, and referral
  • Continuing care: Intermediate Care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management and contributes to the delivery of the National Service Frameworks
  • Participate in training programmes for learners (students) and induction programmes for new staff
  • Undertake assessment and supervision of learners
  • Undertake the training necessary to ensure own professional development and updating of knowledge and meet the PREP requirements of the NMC
  • Administration and Management
  • Adhere to all the Trust and Prison Service policies
  • Participate in the collection of data for audit, survey, research, management and planning projects
  • Maintain legible, accurate, contemporaneous records that are dated and signed
  • As a role model demonstrate attitude and behaviour that reflects interpersonal skills to facilitate team working
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory services, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and the general public in relation to the provision of services
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, acting as ambassador for the service, prison and Trust
  • Work flexibly, providing assistance as and when necessary, which may involve them in a developing role
  • Deputising and covering for each other when appropriate
  • Ensuring the security of information and to comply with the Data Protection Acts, Access to Health Records and Computer Misuse Act
  • Co-operate in activities which line management believes will contribute to personal and/or to team growth
  • Attending supervisory sessions and training modules, both at their work base and other selected venues of instruction

Requirements of the Offender Health Nurse:

  • RGN qualified
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Prison nursing experience
  • Prison clearance
  • Be aware of the responsibility placed on them under the Employment Rights Act 1996, to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out, and to maintain a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors
  • Be aware of infection control policies, procedures and the importance of protecting themselves and their clients in maintaining a clean and healthy environment
  • Be aware of and understand that Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has a policy on alcohol and the consumption of alcohol
  • Be aware that the Trust produces confidential information relating to patients, staff and commercial information
  • Be aware of, and adhere to, the provision of the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy, and to carry out their associated duties and responsibilities under this policy

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive prison nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Offender Health Nurse job is advertised by Alex Herd; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.