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Bank Staff Nurse - HMP Channings Wood

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Abbot
£30,639 Per annum pro-rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Are you ready to unlock your potential within a challenging, creative and fast paced work environment? Do you want to escape your current job role and work with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past? Now is the time to breakinto offender healthcare and develop your career.

As part of the South West Prison Healthcare contract awarded to Oxleas NHS trust in 2022, we are able to expand recruitment and are looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable and motivatedStaff Nurses to join our friendly team atHMP Channings Wood on Bank.

Our healthcare team have a real impact on promoting health and well-being to those in prison and we pride ourselves on using skills and strategies that instil hope for patients future resettlement back into the community. We directly deliver Mental Health, Physical Health, Pharmacy and Clinical Substance Misuse in an integrated healthcare delivery model to provide effective and responsive care to improve wellbeing and support better outcomes in the future.

As part of ourprimary careteam, you will enjoy all the benefits of NHS AfC employment (inc pension) with the opportunity to work within a forward-thinking service, who encourage career and personal development to all staff to increase their clinical and interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and have the ability to plan and reach complex and critical judgments and have decision making skills.

To deliver high quality clinical care within the Integrated Healthcare Service for the prison. This will include acute & primary care, long term conditions management, enhanced assessment and diagnostic intervention services and health promotion activities and be in line with the NHS Plan, public health indicators and National Service Frameworks.

To demonstrate and provide robust expert clinical skills with a sound understanding of evidence-based nursing practice to provide a pro-active approach to ensure quality and outcome driven practice on a day-to-day basis.

To support the development of evidence-based practice in the specialist field and to promote research as appropriate.

To participate in managerial and professional clinical supervision programme, training, and annual appraisal and to ensure that it becomes an integral part of team practice.

About us

Oxleas - 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

ClinicalTo support the delivery of an effective integrated healthcare service clinical model.

To manage a complex clinical caseload.

To support the development, implement and maintenance the National Standards for Health Care in Prisons for the service.

Ensure all clinics and consultations are delivered in a clinically effective and timely way, in line with service needs.

To be able to give intravenous injections, immunisations, and syringe pumps and infusions as necessary for the role of co-ordinating complex prisoners.

Maintain systems for the collection of triage & allocation of referrals asappropriate and monitoring and supporting the auditing of quality andeffectiveness of service delivery.

To maintain an effective case management service to ensure care and continuity of treatment is maintained throughout a patient care pathway whilst detained in prison.

To maintain close working partnerships with all services that may be involved with the care and management of offenders, (prison staff, Ministry of Justice,

Trust & Directorate senior managers & relevant forums, CMHT staff, NHS Hospitals, Probation Services, CPS, Courts, GP's, community health services, Housing/Benefit services, social care, community multi- agency forums etc.).

Custodial ResponsibilitiesAssume personal responsibility for the security of issued keys.

Understand and comply with prison orders, procedures, and instructions in your area of work.

Comply with all security requirements.

Respond to any situation or circumstance that might indicate a threat to security of the establishment or to the safety of an individual, completing Incident, Security, Injury, or other reports as appropriate.

Report breaches of order and discipline including reporting and recording untoward incidents according to local protocol.

Contribute to effective risk assessment and management procedures.

Ensuring high standards of electronic record-keeping competencies and offender confidentiality in line with trust & prison policy and systems, through effective monitoring and auditing processes.

CommunicationDevelop and maintain inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working with all relevant agencies and organisations.

Develop and maintain close working partnerships with HMPS, Prison Governors and Heads of Prison Services, Forensic Services, Probation Services, Crown Prosecution Service, Police, and all other non-statutory agencies that are integral to prisoner/patient care and offender management.

Undertake other duties agreed in conjunction with the Integrated Primary Healthcare Services.

Liaises with: Integrated Primary Healthcare Services & Clinical Lead, Multi-professional teams, Commissioners, third-sector service providers, acute trusts and community services, multi-agency protection panels, Probation Service, Court Services, HMPS, offender management.


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 NMC Qualification. (Registered General Nurse)



  • Experience of setting, monitoring, and evaluating standards of care.


  • Experience of working within secure & prison settings.
  • Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing prison/offender healthcare.



  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, presenting ideas with clarity in a persuasive and influential style.
  • Ability to work effectively and autonomously.


  • Knowledge of current National Prison Health Quality & Performance Indicators.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Channings Wood


Newton Abbot

TQ12 6DW

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