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Prison Nurse

Job Reference nhsp/TP/192109/1935

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West Midlands
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National Bank

Package Description

Job Title: Prison Nurse                       

Trust Location:  Birmingham 

Pay Rates: £21.80 - £34.87 + holiday
Shift Patterns: Days, Nights, Weekends & Bank Holidays

As a Registered Nurse working in a men’s category B prison, you play a pivotal role in their rehabilitation back into the community.

You will be integral to the care of our service users during their stay in prison and this demanding and intense environment also gives our specialised nurses and healthcare assistants a huge sense of accomplishment and reward.


An open mind is key within this sector to enable you to establish the best possible ways to care for your service user and develop a robust and excellent relationship with patients to build trust and confidence.


You will learn the following:

  • You will attend a paid 2 day informative and in-depth prison induction.
  • You will be a driving force for change and improvement bringing new ideas to respond more effectively to the diverse needs of our service users.
  • To support families and loved ones as they will play a vital role in supporting with the service users care.

What you’ll be responsible for 

  • Assessing and monitoring patient conditions
  • Checking symptoms and vital signs and attending vaccination clinics
  • Work on prison Healthcare reception
  • Liaising with colleagues through the Prison Radio
  • Recognising, responding to, and managing emergency situations
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate standards of evidence-based nursing care

You’ll need to have the following qualification/experience:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience in an acute nursing role within a prison in the last 3 years, preferable but not essential. (band 5 or above)
  • If you have previous experience in an Emergency Department or community setting there is opportunity for the right applicant to be put through further training. 
  • Immediate Life Support and Vaccination Training.
  • Comply with NMC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices.
  • Undertake regular mandatory training.

You’ll receive the following benefits: 

  • First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust – access before they are made available to agency 
  • Wellbeing incentives – take advantage of the wellbeing hub
  • Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week
  • Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go – access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone 
  • Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime 
  • Multi-locational - work across neighbouring Trusts
  • Varied working options to suit your lifestyle – access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements  
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work 
  • Stakeholder pension scheme available 

Who are NHS Professionals?

We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS. Providing you with the power to decide when, how, and where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community.

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By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas. 


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion