Prison Nurse Team Lead

An amazing new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Team Lead to work in a prison service based in the Chelmsford, Essex area.

You will be working for one of UK's leading health care providers



Nurses in the prisons operate round-the-clock, nurse-led healthcare including prisoner screening on arrival and all primary care such as minor surgery, in-patient units and prescribing.

They also coordinate a wide range of other service providers, such as GP practices, to provide seamless care





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*To be considered for this position you must be qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a valid NMC Pin and previous experience of working in a hospital or custodial setting

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As a Team Lead your key responsibilities include:



  • Provide support and leadership to all staff on your shift ensuring day to day functions are maintained

  • Complete the induction training for new starters and mentor the end of probation

  • Providing training/supervision to clinical and non-clinical staff where appropriate

  • Provide regular supervision and annual appraisals to identified staff

  • Ensure staff rotas are fully maintained and the correct skill mix is always available

  • Deputise for the Mental Health Clinical Lead when required

  • Carry your own caseload and directly distribute prisoners to the team for caseload management

  • Assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals or external agencies

  • Be a team member in all ACCT reviews and advise the prison with direct reference to the prisoner's mental health

  • Assess prisoner's fitness for detention, release or transfer

  • Assess alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal



The following skills and experience would be preferred and beneficial for the role:



  • Experience in a Prison environment highly desirable

  • Excellent mental health examination skills

  • Experience of venepuncture and multi-site injections

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary/professional team

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to build and develop relationships

  • Strong leadership and management skills



The successful Team Lead will receive an excellent salary up to £41,000 per annum.

We currently have vacancies for both days and night shifts available.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous benefits:



  • NHS pension

  • 25 days' annual leave

  • Premier offers and discount gym memberships

  • Regular competitions and giveaways

  • Annual eye tests



Reference ID: 6170


To apply for this fantastic job role, please call on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV




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