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Primary Care Sister / Charge Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at HMP Littlehey in the Health Care Team. We are looking for an individual who possess a caring, positive attitude and is dedicated and conscientious. Good communication abilities, compassion and organisational skills are paramount. The candidates will have the ability to lead by example and work well in a team. A strong interest in working with prisoners is essential.

The primary focus of this post will be to deliver the highest standard of care required to meet the diverse and complex healthcare needs of an adult male population.

Health care services are delivered from two modern well equipped healthcare centres by a multi-disciplinary team who have, in the past, won the prestigious WHO European Best Practice Award and NHFT Team of the Year in 2018.

HMP Littlehey is a Category C prison situated in the picturesque village of Perry in Cambridgeshire and has free parking, staff restaurant and onsite gymnasium. The prison accommodates 1240 adult male prisoners.

We are a warm and friendly team who pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care. The successful candidates will benefit from an extensive supernumerary induction period, alongside regular supervision and appraisals and be encouraged to undertake training so why not drop us a line and come and have a look around

Main duties of the job

  • To be a Senior Clinician for custodial healthcare within the establishment, providing expert -level advice on prisoner healthcare and their management/needs both within the healthcare arena and also to non-clinical staff of all disciplines across the local establishment.
  • Respond to medical emergencies as emergency first responder, coordinating care and providing clinical leadership whilst delivering pre-hospital clinical care of a high standard to prisoners. To provide medical support/advice to the establishment when prisoners are relocated under control and restraint.
  • To administer medication in accordance with NMC guidelines. To contribute extensively to the risk assessments of the in-possession policy in collaboration with the Pharmacy Team.
  • To be professionally accountable for individual practice, working within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct. To maintain accurate and comprehensive clinical records on the clinical IT system, in accordance with NMC guidance. To provide statistical reports on clinical activity as required.
  • To employ advanced clinical decision making and triage skills in deciding which clinical pathway fits the needs of the prisoners at first contact. To ensure that prisoners who require emergency transfer are assessed using the Medical Early Warning Score, appropriately stabilized and that a comprehensive handover is given to paramedics.

About us

Our core strategy is to be anemployer of choice,a great place to workand be known for adiverse and inclusive culturewhose staff feelvalued.

As ahealth and wellbeing organisationhere atteam NHFTwe are dedicated to continuallyinnovateandstrive to make a differenceto our community and those working for our Trust.

HMP Littlehey is a category C male training prison with an operational capacity of 1240. Clinical services are delivered from two modern, well-equipped Healthcare Centres within the prison.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won the contract to provide a fully integrated healthcare service, commencing 1st April 2015.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

NHFT promotes a culture of learning to improve the care and safety of our patients and staff, which focuses on people who enable our Trust to be 'outstanding' by supporting opportunity, innovation, development and growth.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • professional qualification
  • 2 years post registration experience


  • Previous prison experience
  • have excellent written and communication skills



  • 2 years post registration experience


  • Chronic disease management

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Littlehey

Crow Spinney Lane, Perry


PE28 0SR

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