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Senior Staff Nurse Primary Care- HMP Aylesbury

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner and works in partnership to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and substance misuse services to the diverse and culturally rich communities we serve.

In our quest to deliver patient-focused quality care we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Senior Staff Nurse to join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Primary Care team at HMP Aylesbury.

Working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we provide responsive, dependable and high-quality primary care and mental health services to existing offenders (and those at risk of offending) in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver an expert healthcare service to patients. They will offer advice to clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and the patients.

To provide a comprehensive primary care physical health service and work primarily within primary care which is part of an integrated healthcare service which includes Primary care, Substance misuse and Mental Health.

To undertake physical health assessments, undertake clinics, provide and evaluate a range of health treatments and interventions, to meet the healthcare needs and contribute to the wider continuous development of healthcare services.

Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options to provide physical health clinical guidance to all staff on matters relating to physical health and wellbeing.

To ensure high standards of primary care services are delivered in a changing healthcare environment, ensuring that the needs of the women are at the centre of practice.

To ensure that the Healthcare Team is integrated within the centre and that there is excellent communication and working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external.

Is expected to continually promote high standards of service within the nursing team and contribute to development of a culture of professionalism within the team.

To participate in a flexible working arrangement which will include weekends and unsocial hours when required.

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.Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to a Preceptorship Programme, Support and guidance with Revalidation, Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies. Excellent staff benefits: our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and relocation package.

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.

HMP Aylesbury offer free parking for staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate interventions for treatment as clinically appropriate using evidence based models
  • To set up processes/protocols for effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for those patients with physical and mental health and substance misuse
  • To safeguard vulnerable patients in line with Trust safeguarding
  • To apply local Risk Assessment and management
  • To make appropriate referral to other available services for longer term
  • Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary clinical practice to provide focused and integrated care and treatment programmes/packages.
  • To be aware of the appropriate handling of aggressive patients and the appropriate procedures for dealing with
  • Work collaboratively with staff of other disciplines e.g. supervisors and directors to provide integrated and coordinated
  • To work within own competency and ensure that any training needs are communicated to the team
  • To participate in local audits and trust audits to enhance quality of care. To participate in clinical governance and utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the multi-disciplinary
  • To liaise with other professional services (hospital staff, GPs, caseworkers, sharing information where
  • To work in a highly emotive atmosphere with clients with offending histories and / or mental health problems on a regular basis, and be able to communicate sensitive and complex information, whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times.
  • To attend and contribute to centre meetings as required, and to present the view of Healthcare Team for relevant clinical issues. To ensure any actions taken from these meetings are met or that the appropriate individual to carry out the action is
  • To ensure that efficient pathways of care are being created for the trainees, including collecting collateral information for new trainees and making appropriate referrals into the community when they are approaching
  • To work closely with colleagues to ensure information in relation to risk is collected and communicated sensitively and
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entry and
  • To ensure that with all aspects of professional activity (e.g. communication with patients, relatives, colleagues as well as in the assessment, development/delivery of interventions) issues of diversity such as race, culture, identity, gender and sexuality are sensitively considered and incorporated to reflect individual differences appropriately.

Person Specification

Education / Qualification


  • Registered General Nurse or Registered Paramedic with substantial post qualification experience


  • Mentoring (e.g. ENB 998 or MSPP)



  • Understanding of clinical governance issues in primary care and secure settings
  • Knowledge of PGDs and associated policies


  • Understanding of health promotion and its delivery



  • Previous experience of working within a secure setting
  • Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
  • Previous experience of working within a primary care setting
  • Previous experience of leading a team

Skills and Abilities


  • Clinical skills in primary care nursing and/or pre hospital settings
  • Change management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to provide teaching, mentorship and supervision
  • IT skills

Personal disposition


  • Self directed practitioner
  • Flexible

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Aylesbury

Bierton Road


HP20 1EH

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