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Primary Care Senior Staff Nurse - HMP Coldingley

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Bisley, Woking
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum inc. Fringe HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
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 enthusiasticPrimary Care Senior Staff Nurseto join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Health & Justice team at HMP Coldingley. By joining our Prisons Health Care Team, you will not only look after the healthcare needs of our patients residing in secure environments, but who also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being. Our healthcare services work to a 7 day week working model, to ensure our patient's healthcare is managed and maintained to the highest of standards at all times.

Our motto is Caring NOT Judging so by 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 those who may have offended and those at risk of offending in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.

Why not see what our staff say about working within our award winning teams:

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver an expert healthcare service to patients.
  • Be confident in offering advice to clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Provide a comprehensive primary care health service as part of the integrated health service comprising Primary care, Substance misuse and Mental Health teams, supported by allied health professionals.
  • Undertake physical health assessments, run clinics, provide and evaluate a range of health treatments and interventions, to meet the patient's healthcare needs and contribute to the wider continuous development of healthcare services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options in order to provide clinical guidance to staff on matters relating to physical health and wellbeing.
  • Ensure high standards of primary care services are delivered in a changing healthcare environment, ensuring that the needs of the patients are at the centre of practice.
  • Ensure that the Healthcare Team is integrated within the wider prison services and that there is excellent communication and working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Continually promote high standards of service within the nursing team and contribute to development of a culture of professionalism within the team.
  • 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
  • Access to exciting internal and external training opportunities.

Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to:
  • 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:
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 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.

All of our sites in Surrey offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see main job description and person specification for full list of responsibilities:
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate clinically appropriate interventions using evidenced based guidance and practice.
  • Set up processes/protocols for effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for those patients with physical, mental health and substance misuse problems.
  • Safeguard vulnerable patients in line with CNWL Trust safeguarding policies.
  • Apply local risk assessment and management protocols.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other services for long term or complex care management.
  • Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary clinical practice to provide focused and integrated care treatment programs/packages.
  • Use highly skilled interventions to de-escalate aggressive patient behaviours and be aware of the appropriate processes for dealing with them.
  • Work collaboratively with staff of other disciplines e.g. prison, education staff to provide integrated and coordinated care.
  • Work within own sphere of competency and ensure that training needs are communicated to the team manager.
  • Participate in local and trust audits and trust audits. Participate in clinical governance and utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Liaise with other professional services e.g. hospital staff, GPs and caseworkers, sharing information where appropriate.
  • Work in a highly emotive environment with patients who may have a sexual offending history or mental health / substance misuse problems on a regular basis. Able to communicate sensitive and complex information whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Attend and contribute to prison meetings as required, and present the view of Healthcare Team on relevant clinical issues. Ensure any actions taken from these meetings are communicated to the appropriate individual responsible for completing the action.
  • Ensure that pathways of care are created for the patients, including collecting collateral information and making appropriate referrals into the community when they are approaching discharge.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure information about risk is recorded and communicated sensitively and comprehensively.
  • Maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entry and recording.
  • Ensure that within all aspects of professional activity e.g. communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and the assessment, development and 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 Adult Nurse
  • Evidence of personal and professional development following registration.


  • Post registration qualification appropriate to speciality
  • Mentorship or practice assessor certification
  • Chronic disease management or long term condition qualification

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Paid/unpaid relevant to job


  • Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations
  • Experience of providing and receiving supervision
  • Experience of running clinics


  • Experience of working within a secure environment / prison
  • Experience of SystmOne patient information IT system



  • Motivated to maintain the highest standards in a changing service
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to clinical area
  • Able to recognise signs of stress in self & others
  • Ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job
  • Able to work to a 7 day week service



  • Knowledge of medication rounds and the safe storage and administration of drugs
  • Knowledge of clinical audit process and an ability to use audit tools
  • Ability to assess plans, implement and evaluate patient care & act accordingly if untoward changes occurred.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment management and its implementation.
  • Able to use computer software packages such as MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of patient confidentiality
  • Understand the different roles of the multi-disciplinary team and own role within it
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence-based practice & understanding of clinical governance in maintaining quality of care
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback, support, clinical/managerial supervision
  • Knowledge of current developments in specialist clinical area.
  • Committed to personal/professional development
  • Flexible approach to work including both day and night shifts where night shifts occur


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Coldingley

Bisley, Woking

GU24 9EX

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