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Learning Disability Nurse L9 7LH £29,833.00 TO £35,358.00

Learning Disability Nurse

Location: L9 7LH |
Salary: £29,833.00 TO £35,358.00 |
Posted: 5 Jul 2022 |
Closes: 9 Aug 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 12072

Role Responsibility:

Learning Disability Nurse

Salary: £29,833.00 - £35,358.00

Shifts: Various shifts, 40 hours per week, full time 

HMP Altcourse, Liverpool


Job Spec:


Are you looking for a new opportunity that will give you new experiences? G4S are looking for an experienced Learning Disability Nurse to join their secure healthcare team. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the post holder will be required to complete assessments, and will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients within a secure setting. The post holder is required to work with service users from a holistic perspective, taking into account a variety of complex needs.


About our Site:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving sentenced and remand young offender and adult male prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison can accommodate 1,324 prisoners in safe custody. 

At HMP Altcourse we are committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to prisoners in our care. Our healthcare team is staffed 24 hours a day and is made up of qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants


What's involved:


  • Maintain own caseload of prisoners with a diagnosed Learning Disability or ASD. Complete initial assessment on all new referrals, appropriate care planning and follow up procedures. 

  • To attend and participate in the processes as per prison policy designed to assist with prisoners at risk of self-harm/suicide, in line with NICE Guidance. 

  • To attend monthly supervision with line manager and complete yearly EDR to assess targets, progression and learning objectives. 

  • Work to support prisoners by using excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as patience and resilience. 

  • To provide awareness training and advice for staff on the care of prisoners with a Learning Disability. 

  • Assist with awareness days and workshops delivered by the PCMHT and work with the team to develop these further.

  • Attend and participate in weekly Integrated Mental Health Team Referrals meetings to ensure integrated approach is maintained when discussing at risk prisoners. 

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Part 1 NMC registration

  • 5 year UK history of residence


Desirable Skills:

  • Evidence of further development of own clinical practice

  • Experience of working in a secure environment

  • Degree level qualification or above

  • Experience in involvement in innovation or change

  • Hold a Nurse Prescriber qualification

  •  Evidence of working in a ‘value for money’ service

  • Driving licence.



  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme

  • Subsidised healthcare plan

  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving

  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )

  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

  • Progression, training and development opportunities


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a minimum 5 year checkable employment and education history including criminal record vetting. To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK.


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