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Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Posted 22 days ago by Sodexo
Location Ashford Job Type Permanent
Salary £34,490.65 + LW £287.75 p/m + benefits Sector Health & Medical

Great Registered General Nurses (RGNs) are essential to the smooth running of our Healthcare department within the establishment. They have an important role to play in supporting residents with their ongoing medical care.

What makes a great prison RGN?

We are looking for people who will be a natural fit for the job.

Are you the sort of person who:

  • Is reliable?
  • Is forward thinking with a holistic approach to care?
  • Always treats others fairly and with respect?
  • Are you able to give continuity of care without judgement?
  • Is quick to notice things, such as changes in peoples condition or when something isn’t quite right?
  • Can easily connect and talk to all sorts of people from different backgrounds on their level?
  • Keeps calm under pressure?

Why choose Sodexo?

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 benefits that we offer are:

  • Excellent salary £34,490.65 + London weighting (£287.75 paid monthly)
  • 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 learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to Sodexo Discounts – wide range of Holiday, travel and retail discounts
  • Support in contributing ½ towards NMC fee’s
  • We use a team based self-rostering rota system– You will schedule your hours to cover on average 37.5 hours per week. You also work alternate weekends and you will cover a set on 1 week night shift on a 16 weeks rolling rota schedule and you will get 1 week off following your nights.
  • Staff will be allocated to attend training according to identified training needs and is based on skills gap analysis and service needs and e.g.  Training to run Asthma Clinic, Diabetic clinics, sexual health clinics, Cervical screening clinics, phlebotomy, wound care.
  • There is gym on site which staff can attend on their free times and you can also have subsidised gym membership in the community
Main responsibilities

What’s the job like?

Our nurses support the general Healthcare provision within the prison environment. You will be joining a unique, exciting but challenging environment, where you will have a range of nursing duties, from health promotion to first response emergency care and will be central to the continued successful operation of the site.  You will be expected to encourage patients to look after their health needs and become active with promotion.   On a daily basis medication is dispensed in a safe and timely manner, this includes an awareness of controlled medication within a secure environment.  We are looking for people who can run a variety of nurse led clinics such as chronic disease management, health screening programmes, wound care, immunisations, venepuncture and the ability to link up and work closely with other agencies to ensure holistic shared care planning.

Why be a prison RGN?

You will be working in a dynamic environment that will encourage you to use a range of skills.  Anything from Health promotion to A&E you will be delivering a broad spectrum of care.  Health promotion is key for the residents and you will be involved in promoting their involvement in self-care.  Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative care and community rehabilitation services that offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

Ideal candidate

Essential

  • RGN - Registered General Nurse
  • Previous experience and the ability to work in a fast paced environment doing varied nursing duties
  • Experience as a Band 5 equivalent nurse
  • Up to date NMC registration
  • Passionate and committed to the role we play in rehabilitating and maintaining the wellbeing of our women
  • Desire to continuously improve yourself through further development as appropriate

Previous experience of working in a prison environment is not essential as the prison will provide supervision and training.

About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the 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.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

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 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.