Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/RF5267-2/SJS
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
  • Website: https://www.sodexo.com/
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £42,500 to £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £42,500 - £50,000 per annum
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Are you hungry for the opportunity to be part of something exciting?

HMP Forest Bank are recruiting for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

You will have the opportunity not only to utilise your current Nursing skills whilst providing the best possible care to your patients but you will also have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team across the prison setting promoting a holistic approach to treatment offered to patients in your care.

You will be a role model for the nursing staff team and lead by example.  You will have the opportunity to grow and develop others by means of clinical supervision, training and development.

Sodexo Justice Services have provided Healthcare within Prison environments for over 10 years and have learnt and developed how to adapt care in a challenging environment to ensure patients are at the centre of every decision and intervention. If you too would like to enhance your existing skills by Nursing in an environment like no other, then you need to read on.

Sodexo Justice Services prides itself upon a holistic model of care that promotes well being from the inside out. Working with people who have wide range of needs from Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Primary Care and Complex needs. By maximising the opportunity for a full Medical Assessment whilst in custody we prepare patients to be in the best possible condition for when they leave prison. With the aim of reducing the risk of re offending behaviour.

HMP Forest Bank serves the courts of Greater Manchester and maintains strong links to the local community with a focus on resettlement. We aim to deliver quality of life services and support people to change their lives for the better.

Opportunities for learning and developing work-ready skills are on offer for all who come into custody, but our commitment to reducing reoffending in local communities does not end at the prison gate. We support people released from custody through innovative partnerships in substance misuse services in Bury and Oldham, working with people to maintain recovery and lead law-abiding lives.

As well as the 16 residential units on site, there is a healthcare centre, gym, library, workshop complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen. The prison's capacity stands at 1,460, holding adult men both on remand or sentenced and young prisoners between the ages of 18-21 years.

Job Description

See below the many benefits of joining our team; -

  • Excellent salary - £42,500 - £50,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays, this increases to 28 days plus 8 days bank holiday after 3 years of service. There is also the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday.
  • Maternity Pay - 12 weeks full pay reducing to 12 weeks half pay and bonus after 5 years' service of 4 weeks' pay.
  • Sick pay - Full pay for 4 weeks from 3 months service increasing with service length to full pay for 12 weeks with over 5 years' service
  • Free on-site parking and free meals while on duty
  • Long service award
  • Free CPD
  • Access to Sodexo Discounts - wide range of Holiday, travel and retail discounts
  • Contribution up to half of your NMC registration fees.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • 37.5 hours per week - Shift Patterns, Days, Nights, Weekends, Bank Holidays
Main Responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner:

  • Assist with the prescribing practices and support of the NMP clinicians within the services.
  • Develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes.
  • Assist the nursing team to manage patients presenting with a range of acute and chronic medical conditions, providing subject matter expert advice to patients
  • Implement and evaluate individual specialized treatment plans for chronic disease patients
  • Identify, manage and support patients as risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patient's health
  • Provide advanced, specialist nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • Deliver medicines management and enhance safe prescribing in the custodial environment
  • Provide specialist clinics.

**Full Job Description below**

The Ideal Candidate

Essential

  • Valid NMC registration (Adult Nursing)
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Commitment to the delivery of high-quality services
  • Previous qualified experience as a registered general nurse
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Advanced Practice Qualification)
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Understands the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Understands the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Experience of prescribing and undertaking medication reviews

Desirable

  • Experience of working in custodial environment
  • Minor Illness Qualification
  • Mentorship/ ENB Qualification or working towards
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • SystmOne Knowledge
  • RCA Trained
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years' worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.