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SMS Senior Nurse Liverpool, Liverpool £40,883.43

SMS Senior Nurse

Location: Liverpool, Liverpool |
Salary: £40,883.43 |
Posted: 23 May 2022 |
Closes: 13 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11646

Role Responsibility:

SMS Senior Nurse

Salary: £40,833.43

40 hours per week  - Full time

HMP Altcourse, L9 7LH


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.


Job Outline: To ensure the provision of a nursing service that meets the physical and mental health needs of detainees in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.


What's Involved

  • Develop and deliver care pathways.

  • Undertake assessments of offenders to identify physical and mental health needs and determine the appropriate level of intervention and any unmet needs.

  • To work to deliver the health needs assessment for detainees.

  • Ensure a professional service is delivered in line with contractual and company standards, including security instructions.

  • Promotion of a positive health, safety and infection control culture to maintain a safe environment for all stakeholders. 

  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.

  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.

  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.

  • Ensure you and other staff complete relevant documentation in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Operate in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice.

  • Control and coordinate effective operational management of the clinical team on a day to day basis.

  • Management supervision of junior nursing staff.

  • Undertake bi annual Employee Development Reviews (EDR) for direct reports.

  • Participate where appropriate in the selection, training and development of healthcare professionals and other related staff, in conjunction with appropriate others.

  • Undertake the role of clinical supervisor and participate in clinical supervision.

  • Assist in coaching, supporting and motivating staff to enhance their performance and ensure high standards of service delivery, reporting areas of concern as appropriate.

  • To support innovation and training within healthcare services.

  • As agreed with Line Manager provide professional advice and support to allied health professionals and non-clinical staff to ensure the effective health and social care of detainees in line with legislation and current best practice.

  • Operate in accordance with G4S company values, ensuring ethical and professional standards are maintained at all times.

  • As agreed with Line Manager liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to ensure the delivery of an effective and appropriate healthcare service.

  • In a deputising capacity attend quarterly Partnership Board meetings (comprising customer / key stakeholders in the healthcare service), producing and presenting appropriate agreed reports.

  • Supporting the Line Manager in monitoring and evaluating management information.

  • Under the supervision of Line Manager work with the health and safety team to assist in the maintenance of nationally recognised audits.

  • Be prepared to undertake training and development appropriate to role.

  • Assist in carrying out investigations and disciplinary hearings as agreed with your Line Manager.

  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • NMC registration

  • Experience of working within a team

  • Evidence of leadership skills

  • Evidence of further development of own clinical practice

  • High level of literacy and numeracy

  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice

  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels


  • Experience of working within financial constraints

  • Experience of working within a secure environment

  • Degree level qualification or above

  • Experience of involvement in innovation or change

  • Experience of facilitating in an area of training.

  • Familiarity with recruitment and selection of staff

  • Hold a Nurse Prescriber  qualification

  • Able to analyse and interpret management information

  • Evidence of delivering 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 )
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

For further information please email:

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:  If you are successful at the interview you will be required to attend site within 7 working days for a vetting interview.


Disability Confident 

A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS.  At that time Level 2 was awarded.  Submission was recently made for re accreditation - but this time for Level 3 - and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).  



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