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Prison Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Primary Care
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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HMP Usk and Prescoed
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum
01/06/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



We are looking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Registered Nurse to join the prison healthcare team within HMP Usk and Prescoed. HMP Usk is a category C closed prison situated in Usk Town and accommodates approximately 270 Male Prisoners. HMP Prescoed is a category D Open Prison situated 3 miles outside of Usk, and accommodates approximately 230 Male Prisoners. The post holder will be required to work across both prisons.

The focus of the role is both the delivery of evidence-based practice for prisoners presenting with a chronic condition, and the provision of preventative health care to the prison population. As an autonomous practitioner the post holder is responsible for the care delivered, demonstrating critical thinking and skills in clinical decision-making in the management of patients. In addition, they will work collaboratively within the Prison Healthcare Team to meet the needs of all prisoners/patients, support the delivery of policy and procedures, and provide nurse leadership as required.

The healthcare team work very closely with the wider multidisciplinary Prison and Clinical team’s in order to provide holistic patient centered care to the prison population. The successful candidate must have at least three years’ post registration experience, be capable of delivering high standards of care, have an interest in chronic disease management and triage, and enjoy working in a busy challenging environment.

They must possess excellent communication skills, be able to work flexibly, have an aptitude to adapt to an ever changing environment and demonstrate a willingness to develop skills and expertise within the nursing role.

The post holder will be expected to work within ABUHB and HMP prison policies and defined protocols, adhering at all times to the NMC Code of conduct. 

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

Closing date: 1st June 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Ryland

01291 671657