Primary Care Nurse

Care UK
£25,000 - £29,999
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Care About Healthcare?

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you looking to work for a company that offers support and development opportunities? If so, then this could be the role for you! Care UK is looking for Registered Nurses to join our multi-disciplinary team at HMP Huntercombe. HMP Huntercombe is a Category C prison holding 480 foreign national males that have been identified by the Home Office as meeting the criteria for deportation. It is conveniently located outside Henley-on-Thames and just 30 minutes from Reading or Oxford. HMP Huntercombe is a settled medium sized prison and already has a well-established Primary Care service.


The salary range for this role is £27,000-30,000 per annum – dependent on experience. We offer a variety of benefits including: • Training and development opportunities • 2-5% company contributory pension scheme • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays • Staff well-being • Access to bank hours • CPD and re-validation support • Cycle to work scheme as well as online retail discounts, onsite gym and onsite FREE parking

About The Job

As a Primary Care Nurse you will be an integral part of the healthcare team and will be involved in everything from clinical triage to the evaluation of patient care and standards. You will carry out and develop nurse led clinics, reviewing patient’s histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to. You will also be working as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team, alongside the substance misuse and mental health teams. There are great opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work with interesting patients and learn new skills. Nurses new to the prison environment will be supported and mentored throughout your first 6 months with Care UK by experienced teams of highly skilled nurses and practitioners as well as managers with long standing prison experience.

About Care UK:

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 25,000 offenders in 41 prisons across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care

Further Job Information:

We welcome Full-Time / Part-Time or Job Share applications. Shift pattern/working hours are 7:45am – 6.30pm, weekdays and weekends 8:30am - 4.30pm. HMP Huntercombe does not offer 24 hour healthcare and as such there are no night shifts. Please take the opportunity to view some videos of working for Care UK and in Health in Justice - http:// [... Click Apply...]/healthcare-jobs Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting

You will be a Registered Nurse (RGN) looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever changing environment. You will have a passion for learning and development, as well as having the initiative to bring new ideas and opinions on how to improve the healthcare services. You will be committed to being part of a high functioning and healthy team dynamic and ready for the challenge. Prison Healthcare experience is not essential, however experience in primary care is desirable.The Healthcare Team are confident in both the working environment and the quality of the work undertaken and would welcome informal visits from interested candidates.

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