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Primary Care Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
17 May 2024

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of prison healthcare in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

We are a multi-disciplinary team collaborating with other services like GP, Optometry, Dentist, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Sexual health, Substance Misuse and Mental health.

To help us deliver our extensive range of services, you'll be a qualified registered nurse (RGN) with a passion to deliver high-quality clinical care and a commitment to the rehabilitation of offenders. You'll be self-motivated, have a sound knowledge base and excellent communications skills. Experience of working within the prison environment is not necessary as full induction and training will be provided.

Applications are welcomed from those currently working within primary care, a physical health environment or substance misuse background. If you can work autonomously, a good team player and have plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then we'd welcome your application.

You'll be fully supported to develop your Oxleas career further and receive a great package of benefits including free parking and gym access.

Main duties of the job

  • To work in partnership with HMPS , contributing to reducing re-offending and improving the rehabilitation of offenders.
  • To provide quality primary healthcare to offenders, working as part of a multi-disciplinary inpatient team. This may include Reception, First Night centres, Prison wing liaison, long-term conditions management, 24hr emergency response and urgent care services.
  • To work under the direction of senior staff to deliver and constantly strive to improve primary care services.
  • To provide health care based on the principles of timely, comprehensive assessment and evidence based practice.
  • To reduce or mitigate the effects of unhealthy or high risk behaviours.
  • To promote effective links with health and related services in the community to ensure continuity of care as appropriate.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide primary care nursing care to offenders. This will require liaison with prison and senior managers and staff probation services, education staff, security personnel, and external NHS providers both in primary and secondary care, and visiting specialists when required.
  • To support senior staff in the development of high quality primary health care through the effective assessment, development and implementation programmes. To assess care needs and provide high quality nursing care as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for offenders who have primary healthcare needs utilising the care planning and processes and risk assessment & care planning.
  • To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided based upon the care plan process, incorporating relevant communication and liaison with other care providers and the wider prison establishment
  • To promote the overall health and well-being of the offender population using evidence based practice.


All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting in order to work in a Prison Setting. This will be completed as part of the pre-employment checks through Oxleas and the prison vetting team.

You will need to provide:

Proof of right to work documentation

Proof of ID, needs to include 1 photographicID

Proof of address documentation

Non-UK passport holders will need to have correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code.

Address History:

5 years address history will be needed.

Applicants that are not UK Passport holders who provide less than 5 years UK address history will need to provide a Police Certificate which must be in English from where they resided previously.

Applicants who are UK Passport holders who have lived abroad for a period of more than six months during the last three years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check in English from the countries resided in or visited.

In order to assist you in obtaining a Police Certificate, guidance can be sought from:

If the country you have resided in is not listed here, you can obtain the necessary information by contacting the relevant Embassy or High Commission for that Country. Their contact details can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website (

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Registered General Nurse)
  • NMC registration


  • 1 year prison experience as RN



  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration


  • Working in prison settings.



  • Clinical observations or willingness to undertake relevant training
  • Basic Primary Care skills


  • Experience in primary care

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust



Western Way,


SE28 0NZ

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