Staff Nurse £25,714-£31,612

Staff Nurse

Location: |
Salary: £25,714-£31,612 |
Posted: 23 Oct 2019 |
Closes: 20 Nov 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8151

Role Responsibility:

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 Kirklevington Grange: 283 single rooms all with fitted storage cupboards. All rooms have privacy locks, prisoners having their own key. 140 rooms have own wet-room - these are occupied by those prisoners working out of the prison.

The prison accepts Category D prisoners – determinate and indeterminate – who usually have more than 4 months left to serve. ISP transfers are arranged through Population Management and are accepted on allocation following Parole Board Review for open conditions. The principal catchment area includes prisoners from: Northumbria, Tyne & Wear, Co Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire. They do not currently take Sex Offenders.

The prison focuses on helping longer term prisoners resettle in the North of England & Yorkshire. This it does by actively encouraging them to participate in Community payback type projects in the Teesside area before progressing to paid employment in the community and/or attendance at a local college or university.

We are recruiting for a Staff Nurse to join our team in HMP Kirklevington Grange


Benefits as a Staff Nurse

  • Salary of £25,714-£31,612 per annum 
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions 
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts


Shifts: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)


Job Outline: We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide primary care services. HMP Kirklevington Grange is a Category D prison where the men in our care
have the opportunity to start adapting back in to life in the community. Our aims are to provide an excellent standard of health promotion, mental health services and
clinical services to help enable this process. As a Staff Nurse in HMP Kirklevington Grange your role will include administering immunisations and vaccinations,
phlebotomy, complex wound dressings, men’s health clinics, health promotion sessions, dealing with general minor illnesses whilst also being responsible for
providing an emergency response service. You will be part of a small team working alongside one senior nurse which means a high level of autonomy is required.
The service runs Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with 2 extended evenings until 6pm. Due to the level of autonomy we would like that you have at least 1 years post
registration experience preferably in a primary care setting.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Provide health and social care to offenders to ensure a professional service is delivered in line with professional, contractual and company standards, including security instructions.
  • Undertake assessments of offenders to identify physical and mental health needs and determine the appropriate level of intervention, care and management.
  • To work predominantly within own area of specialism but to operate as part of a team delivering generic primary care services.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to ensure the delivery of an effective and appropriate health service.
  • Provide professional advice and support to allied health professionals and non-clinical staff to ensure the effective health and social care of offenders in line with current best practice.
  • Coach, support and supervise healthcare staff, as required, to develop their skills in line with professional standards and current best practice as appropriate.
  • Promote an understanding of, and develop health and social care services within the prison environment to maximise personal well-being and promote independence.
  • Promotion of a positive health, safety and infection control culture to maintain a safe environment for all stakeholders.
  • Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.
  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.
  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.
  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
  • Engage where appropriate in the selection, training and development of healthcare professionals and other related staff, in conjunction with appropriate others.
  • Operate in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice, undertaking further training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.
  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.

The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Knowledge



  • Part 1 NMC registration
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people
  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Trained in immunisations and vaccinations
  • Knowledge of complex wound care
  • Experience of working with patients with long term conditions
  • 1 years post registration experience



  • Evidence of further development of own clinical practice
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Degree level qualification or above
  • Experience of involvement in innovation or change
  • Hold a Long Term Conditions qualification
  • Evidence of working within a ‘value for money’ service
  • Driving Licence.
  • A minimum of 1 years experience in Primary Care


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.  The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.

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