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Team Leader - HMP Woodhill

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes - Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Prison/Health and Justice Nursing - We believe in 'Caring not Judging'

About the Job

HMP Woodhill is a Category A/B prison accommodating approximately 600 adult male prisoners who are either sentenced or on remand. CNWL provide primary care and mental health services and are an integral part of the wider prison team contributing to the rehabilitative culture within the establishment.

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

Work within the Primary Care team is varied and includes triaging, emergency care and treatment, health promotion, effective care planning and liaising with the multidisciplinary team. It's this variety that keeps things interesting and stimulating. You support your mental health colleagues as required. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences but you'll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible from both the healthcare team and the prison team. As team leader you will oversee the daily shift allocation, and provide line management support for members of the primary care team.

About us

What do we offer?
  • ENHANCED BANK PAYMENTS - The hourly rate of bank pay in HMP Woodhill is closer to agency rates and it is probably one of the highest rates in the NHS

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional Leadership
  • Provide professional team leadership and support to all members of the Healthcare team.
  • Maintain a professional manner and act as a role model
  • To facilitate the healthcare teams compliance with CNWL and Prison policies, procedures and guideline ensuring adherence at all times
  • Support the formulation of policies/protocols within sphere of work
  • Participate in and provide clinical and management supervision and facilitate others to engage in the process
  • Act as an excellent role model to junior nursing staff, nursing assistants and students setting, implementing and monitoring the highest professional standards
  • Manage time and resources effectively with an ability to prioritise workload and working flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Supervise and ensure effective use of clinical stock
  • Ensure staff and own adherence to medicines management policies to reduce wastage and contribute to cost saving efficiencies
  • Line management for an allocated group of staff undertaking PDR/KSF reviews, absence management and first stage grievance and disciplinary
  • Participate in the Recruitment and Selection of new staff
  • Supervise and allocate daily workload, ensuring that the teams human resources are deployed accordingly to meet service needs
  • Act as the Healthcare liaison during prison serious incident situations for example hostage taking or death in custody.
  • Ensure that own and others practice is evidence based and in line with CNWL and Local Clinical Guidelines
  • Support the monitoring of quality and practice standards within the team by identifying and reporting any issues relating to poor clinical standards to the Primary Care Lead or senior manager in their absence
  • Support the clinical governance framework by identifying own and others training needs and the identification of potential clinical risks within the team
  • Work collaboratively with other specialist nurses within the prison to ensure effective clinic provision and integrated packages of care
  • Ensure that the service is delivered in line with CNWL and prison policies in relation to health and safety and infection prevention and control
  • Participate in quality initiatives to promote the development of the service

Undertake incident and complaint investigations and formulate appropriate action plans.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse or Registered Paramedic with at least 3 years post qualification experience


  • Mentoring (e.g. ENB 998 or MSPP)



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

Personal disposition


  • Self directed practitioner
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible
  • Team Player



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


  • Understanding of health promotion and its delivery

Key Skills/Abilities


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

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Woodhill

Tattenhoe Street

Milton Keynes


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