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Practice Nurse - HMP North Sea Camp (Physical Health)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Closing date
14 Dec 2023
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physical Healthcare Nurse to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP North Sea Camp.

This role requires a Primary Care Nurse to work as part of a team delivering care to patients both within the Healthcare Centre's and on the Units within the prison environment.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality nursing care to patients with physical healthcare needs in a prison setting.

Accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patients care.

To provide basic leadership to junior staff by maintaining professional standards ensuring adherence to all relevant policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

To provide support and supervision for junior staff and learners

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Directorate provides healthcare to 9 prisons and a short term holding facility. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse / RN


  • Significant /Demonstrable experience within the substance misuse field with evidence of appropriate continued learning.
  • Certificate/Diploma in Counselling



  • Experience of assessing patient conditions, triaging services and providing appropriate clinical interventions.
  • Experience of working effectively within a MDT.


  • Experience of working in criminal justice setting.
  • Experience of close working relationships with a variety of statutory agencies and other external organisations.
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff.



  • Awareness of other issues relevant to healthcare 2 Application within criminal justice, e.g. substance misuse
  • Local and National Offender Health Strategy
  • Assessment and triage skills
  • Equal opportunities



  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicators at all levels.
  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group.
  • Ability to participate in and understand multi professional teamwork.
  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Evidence based therapeutic skills
  • Experience of training delivery

Values and Behaviours


  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP North Sea Camp

Croppers Lane


PE22 0QX

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