Registered Nurse Band 5 Nurse Mental Health HMP Berwyn

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Betsi Cadwaladr Univer
HMP Berwyn, Wrexham
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Role Type
Start Date
If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the "Disability Confident Employer" scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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Looking for a new nursing experience?
  • Have you ever thought of transferring your clinical skills to a prison environment?
  • Are you looking to develop and gain extra experience in a challenging but rewarding role?
  • Do you want the opportunity and time to provide patient care?
  • Are you looking for support from your peers?

Then this could be the job for you...

About the environment

HMP Berwyn is a modern, category C closed prison for men with a capacity of 2106. HMP Berwyn also serves the Courts of North and Mid Wales 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.

Providing quality healthcare services to those in Custody means ensuring respect and wellbeing is at the heart of our approach.

Nursing in prison is never dull or predictable. On any given day the skills you use may be similar to those you need working in A&E, alternatively you may be supporting people to manage their mental health or substance misuse.

It is this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. But at the same time, you'll have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible.

The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse and mixed nursing skills and background, and developing the skills you already have. One minute you could be delivering a nurse led clinic and the next you are attending an emergency response.

You can expect to be involved in everything from clinical triage, suturing and wound care, to the evaluation and development of patient care and standards. You'll carry out - and potentially develop - nurse-led clinics, reviewing patient histories, undertaking relevant examinations and tests, organising any necessary treatment and referring patients to other healthcare professionals when you need to.

There are three residential units on site, within each of which up to 750 men reside. There is a health and wellbeing centre, college, gym, library, workshop complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen.

The Job Requirements
  • You will be a qualified RMN with a real passion for developing your clinical and wider skills in an environment that is ever changing.
  • You'll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Show initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations

What we Offer
  • Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to a **preceptorship programme**
  • Support and guidance with Revalidation
  • Ongoing supervision and appraisals
  • Excellent staff benefits: childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, cycle to work scheme and relocation package where appropriate.
    We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs.
  • We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.

Role Responsibility
  • Assist in the promotion, monitoring and development of evidence based health care services, and monitor the work of others providing services to the population.
  • Attend meetings associated with your area of responsibility
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop professionally and contribute to the delivery of the NSFs to the practice population.
  • Promote and support multidisciplinary and interagency working throughout the delivery of healthcare, understanding the contribution of others in the wider prison system.
  • Assist the mental health and learning disabilities team manager in the development, implementation, of policies and standards and procedures.
  • Administer medications as prescribed according to NMC guidelines.
  • Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of Clinical Governance and quality assurance.
  • Support the continuous personal development and training of all healthcare staff.
  • Participate in clinical supervision.
  • Initiate and participate in research and clinical audit ensure compliance with prison healthcare and NSF standards.

Package Description

We provide a safe and controlled working environment where you get to see the full cycle of patient care and work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work independently, make your own decisions and have a family friendly work-life balance. Some of the other benefits that we offer are:

Free on-site parking

Subsidsed gym membership

37.5 hours per week - Shift Patterns, Days, nights, Weekends, Bank Holidays

Long service award

Free learning and development

Subsidised onsite Café

A broader patient care experience within an integrated healthcare team

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date 28th February 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Keane

Team Manager Mental Health


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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