Prison Nurse - Band 5

Location Bristol, Bristol, England
Job type Contract
Salary £21.42 - 29.46 per hour
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Reference 158053

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Prison Nurse to work based in Bristol, within the Physical Healthcare Team.

The pay rate for this locum Prison Nurse job is £21.42 - £29.46 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 12-month contract.


  • Provide a range of primary care services and unplanned emergency care to the adult male patients at HMP Erlestoke
  • Conduct their work with the strictest confidence and comply with information governance, data protection and record keeping policies at all times
  • Delivering and supporting in the delivery of clinical service provision, within the scope of clinical competence and training
  • Long-term condition review
  • General health checks and NHS health checks
  • Screening services
  • Immunisation and vaccination
  • Planned and acute wound care
  • Health promotion and well-being initiatives
  • Triaging patients and signposting/ referring as per local pathways
  • Assessment and treatment of acute injury and/or illness
  • Responding to medical emergencies
  • Undertaking comprehensive assessments of the patient’s needs, including capacity and risk assessment, as appropriate
  • Administering medicine within the guidelines of the relevant professional body (e.g. GMC,NMC, HCPC etc.) to ensure safe practice, where required
  • Support in the delivery of a range of prescribed treatment programmes and/or interventions to support the number of patients on the substance misuse caseload; appropriate training will be provided
  • Supporting patients to manage their own health and promoting self-care
  • Assisting the social care provider with some social care activities, where required and appropriate
  • Facilitating telemedicine consultations for patients to reduce the volume of external hospital appointments
  • Working under the direction of senior staff to deliver and constantly strive to improve services delivered by the organisation
  • Assisting senior staff in the development, implementation and review of policies, protocols and standard operating procedures, within own scope of knowledge and competency
  • Promotion and support of multidisciplinary and interagency working throughout the delivery of healthcare, understanding the contribution of others in the wider secure setting system
  • Adherence with national and local key performance indicators
  • Contributing to strategies designed to promote and improve health and to prevent disease, working proactively and collaborating with other agencies
  • Identification of issues pertinent to the patient population and advocation on their behalf, to promote health and well-being
  • Participation in patient feedback processes to support service improvement
  • Participation in clinical audits to support service improvement and to comply with national and local requirements
  • Ensuring that all services and care is delivered in an effective and timely manner, in accordance with the organisation’s contractual obligations and with patient needs

Requirements of the Prison Nurse:

  • RGN qualified
  • Valid, up-to-date professional registration with the relevant professional body (e.g. GMC, NMC, HCPC etc)
  • Strong clinical skills, effective communication, the ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative, as well as a willingness to be flexible and to adapt
  • Evidence of continued professional development post-registration
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of decision making
  • Experience of working within primary care and/or delivering primary care services
  • Awareness and understanding of NICE guidelines and relevant codes of clinical practice and codes of conduct
  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for primary health care services
  • Awareness of national public health and NHS strategies affecting healthcare services
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its application, with particular attention to clinically effective practice, clinical audit and risk management
  • Awareness of up-to-date safeguarding policies and procedures for adults and children
  • Awareness of the Mental Health Act (1983) and National Service Framework for Mental Health
  • A strong understanding of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) key lines of enquiry
  • A strong understanding of and adherence to Data Protection, Information Governance and Confidentiality regulations, in accordance with national legislation, local policy and relevant codes of conduct
  • Competence and confidence in autonomous working, critical thinking and evidence based clinical decision making
  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues and to work effectively as part of a team
  • Diplomacy and an ability to avoid and manage conflict
  • Awareness of the limitations of own competencies and a willingness to undertake further learning and development to enhance these
  • Strong record keeping competencies and compliance with local record keeping policy
  • Good organisational skills to support the smooth running of the physical health service
  • A strong commitment to the delivery of quality and safe healthcare
  • A warm, person-centred approach to caring for patients with significant mental illness
  • Honesty, decency and probity at all times
  • Respect for the privacy and dignity of all patients and colleagues at all times
  • An interest in working withing a busy, challenging and changing environment

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 Prison 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.