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Primary Care Nurse - HMP Feltham

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 per annum inc. Outer HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner. We have a Health and Justice Services Directorate, within which sits the 'Children and Young People' Service line working in partnership with 'Youth Custody Service' colleagues to provide trauma-informed primary care, mental health, neuro-developmental and substance misuse services to the young people and young adults within our care.

It is our quest to deliver patient-focused, developmentally appropriate, quality care promoting a trauma informed environment together with our operational colleagues and supporting young people and young adults to understand their own health and wellbeing needs and maximise all opportunities to achieve their own health and personal goals during their stay and beyond.

We are looking to recruit motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Band 5 Nursesto join our Integrated Healthcare Service at HMP YOI Feltham. Feltham is effectively two separate establishments delivering healthcare services to young people in Feltham A (15-19 years) and young adults in Feltham B (18-25 years). These two separate cohorts have slightly different needs and we are looking for staff that understand their needs and work in line with 'Child First' principles. By joining our team, you will not only look after the healthcare needs of the young people/young adults we care for, but also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being for this population.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be Registered Adult or Children's Nurse, working as part of an excellent primary care team, carrying out a range of clinical activities in a secure environment where the young person/young adult is put first.

The post holder will often be the first point of contact for the healthcare needs through initial assessment, screening and/or triage of young people/young adults in accordance with specific standard operating procedures. The successful candidate will assess, plan and implement care for patients within each care/treatment pathway in order to promote wellbeing, facilitating the use of evidence-based practice to ensure clinical care is both effective and appropriate to the young person/young adult.

The post holder will carry out general nursing duties, maintain contemporaneous records, support their colleagues and make a professional contribution to the development of an integrated healthcare service.

The post holder will also act as a preceptor/mentor according to experience.

Essential Requirements
  • Registered nurse Adult or Children's Nurs
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicine
  • Previous experience of working in Primary Care services either as a band 5 nurse or a student nurse

  • About us

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust offers its staff ongoing career progression through monthly supervision, annual personal development plans/appraisals and access to exciting internal and external training opportunities.

    The trust alsovalues its staff and you are entitled to become a member of MyTrustBenefits. MyTrustBenefits is an online portal for all CNWL staff, as well as their family and friends. It offers over 1400 discounts at hundreds of retailers nationwide. Save money on your weekly food shops, toiletries, cosmetics, cinema, meals out, holidays, travel and entertainment. You can also access free online courses on a variety of topics, professional and personal, ranging from business management, languages, law and teaching.

    All of our sites in CYPSL offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff at the HMP YOI establishments.


    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Clinical
    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients using agreed Patient Group Directives or care pathways where appropriate.
    • Plans and organises own workload without direct supervision in order to meet the requirements of the
    • Administer medication as prescribed, which may include oral, immunisations, intramuscular injections, insulin or nebulisers, and may be compounded by frequent unplanned interruptions such as other demanding patients, staff
    • Treat where possible (e.g. Hep B and Flu vaccines, minor ailments), referring on to other departments, clinical specialists or any other appropriate person as
    • Ensure that those identified as requiring specialist input such as mental health or substance misuse, are referred in as timely a manner as possible and that relevant paperwork is completed and care pathway communicated to relevant staff, taking due account of the sensitivity of any information shared with non healthcare professionals who have to manage the women on the
    • For those identified as being at risk of self-harm, complete an ACCT document following a thorough assessment and communicate concerns to the appropriate member of
    • Provide appropriate and timely health promotion interventions to the women and advise staff
    • Participate in health promotion/harm minimisation clinics in specific disease related areas, ensuring that clinics run smoothly and meet national and local priorities and guidelines e.g.
      • Smoking cessation
      • Hepatitis B
      • Sexual health
      • Diabetes
      • Asthma
      • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Will be required to take, collect or transport specimens such as blood, wound swabs or urine.
    • Will be required to undertake wound dressings.
    • Ensure that women being discharged back to the community have sufficient medication and a discharge letter summarising their care package for their
    • Carry out CPR when required and make best use of the emergency equipment such as the
    • Attend case conferences as required for patients with challenging behaviour or those on ACCT
    • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, which are consistent with the responsibilities and grade of the post. This may include providing cover for other units and/or

    2. Administrative
    • Participate in audits and provide statistical data as required to Offender Health, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust or the YOI, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with the Data Protection Act at all times.
    • Generate, keep and maintain accurate contemporaneous records of activity and other data, giving due regard to local and national policies and professional standards for record keeping to facilitate effective communication systems within nursing and wider multi-disciplinary teams and other
    • Complete YOI specific paperwork such as security intelligence reports and incident report
    • Identify shortfalls in stock levels and/or failure of equipment and liaise with the appropriate manager to arrange replenishment or

    3. Education and Development
    • Participate fully in the appraisal/personal development review process, identifying personal, professional and developmental
    • Actively work towards developing the necessary skills and competencies as defined by the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) Outline and provide evidence to support
    • Complete all mandatory
    • Support junior and peers, both formally and informally, in their development using encouragement, informal teaching and coaching activities.
    • Work with your Senior Managers and wider multidisciplinary team to provide appropriate learning experiences for colleagues, students and others allocated to the team, to facilitate new skills and knowledge required to meet changing needs.

    4. Professional
    • Work within the policies and guidelines set out by Offender Care CNWL NHS Foundation Trust The Code of Conduct (NMC) and other relevant legislative frameworks using a reflective approach to practice.
    • Exercise professional accountability at all times, particularly in the use of skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, unfamiliar circumstances and across professional boundaries, and be aware of statutory national requirements relevant to the job function e.g. the Health and Safety At Work
    • Participate in the overall planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services to young people through meetings and working groups, taking into consideration the broad framework of clinical
    • Work in close partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team (statutory and voluntary) within the YOI to ensure any managerial, professional practice and service developments are implemented

    5. Responsibilities Specific To The YOI Environment
    • Comply with all relevant security procedures pertaining to keys, and the passing on of relevant information, which might pose a risk to staff, other patients or third parties.
    • Be familiar with YOI Service Standards, Standing Orders, Circular Instructions, Notices to Staff, YOI Rules, Health and Safety and any other relevant material, in order to function as an informed practitioner within the YOI Setting.

    6. Working Conditions
    • Staff may be exposed to distressing or emotional circumstances such is information regarding patients criminal behaviour or occasionally exposed to distressing episodes of self
    • Staff will be required to concentrate for periods of time where the work is unpredictable.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • Registered nurse Adult or Children's Nurse
    • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines


    • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development



    • Previous experience of working in Primary Care services either as a band 5 nurse or a student nurse.

    Skills and Knowledge


    • Communication: Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
    • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
    • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
    • IT Skills: Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
    • Nursing Skills You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
    • Working with Others


    • oWound care management
    • oClinical triage
    • oEar care
    • oVenepuncture
    • oChronic Disease Management
    • oSmoking cessation
    • oCervical screening
    • oMinor Injuries

    Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics


    • Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    HMYOI Feltham

    Bedfont Road


    TW13 4ND

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