Nursing Associate

Job Introduction

As a Nursing Associate/ Practitioner, you will work collaboratively with Registered Nurses to provide and monitor the condition and health needs of patients within our care on a continuous basis. You will be resilient and join a dynamic team of passionate and talented individuals within a challenging yet rewarding environment providing most aspects of primary care.

You will be joining an experienced and innovative healthcare service within HMP Norwich, operating a practice-based clinical model delivering integrated primary care services such as managing and assisting with primary care clinics, dispensing medication to patients/prisoners and working in different areas of HMP Norwich when the need arises. We are a nurse-led healthcare service operating around the clock to provide effective care, looking after the physical health of around 700 individuals, supporting offenders to lead a healthier life when they return to their community.

Although the prison setting is complex and extraordinary at times, the wide variety of every-day clinical tasks and challenges provide vast opportunities to build on your experience and knowledge, fostering personal and professional growth and development. 

(Please note that, in any case, the healthcare staff will not be expected to be responsible for or involved with prisoners' restraints).

Main Responsibility

Within this role, you will:

  • Work under indirect supervision and work in partnership with the registered nurses to provide and deliver a high standard of nursing care
  • Safely undertake clinical procedures to meet patients’ needs within your professional remit
  • Monitor the condition and health needs of patients, ensuring appropriate escalation to a Registered Nurse when required
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all patients
  • Comply with statutory and mandatory training in line with HCRG Care Group’s policy

The Ideal Candidate

You must possess a Nursing Associate Foundation Degree and have a diverse range of skills within a healthcare setting. In addition you should have the drive and ambition to develop your skills within areas such as medications dispensing, an interest in long term conditions and an overview of Substance Mis-use.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

Package Description

As a Nursing Associate Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team at HMP Norwich receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Band 4 salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Free on site-parking at HMP Norwich
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with 100% of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

  • We change lives by transforming health and care. 
    Established in 2006 we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
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