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Registered Nurse - Prison Healthcare

Band 5

Main area
Prison Nursing
Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
HMP Cardiff
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
03/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


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


Following recent Welsh Government investment, we have a number of vacancies for registered nurses who would enjoy the challenge and unique experience of working in HM Prison Cardiff.   The prison is a remand centre, covering the courts of SE Wales, with space for 800 men.

Working as part of a recently extended multi-disciplinary team, successful candidates will provide care to prisoners with a wide range of mental and physical health problems, including substance misuse issues. 

Successful candidates will be involved in organising admissions and the discharge of prisoners, assessing, planning and evaluating care. The role will involve close collaboration with other members of the MDT to ensure the provision of holistic and person centred care, taking account of the ongoing care and support needs of the prisoners on their release from prison.  This role offers the opportunity to work in conjunction with a wide range of partners from both within the Prison Service and with services for vulnerable groups within the community. There is also an opportunity to be engaged in the planning and development of healthcare services within HM Prison Cardiff and be engaged in student training and education programmes.   

Interested candidates will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work autonomously with patients who have complex needs, using evidence based, and patient centred principles. Excellent communication skills are required in terms of being able to discuss and articulate highly complex and sensitive information relating to the care and management of prisoners' health. Emotional resilience is also essential given the demands of the environment.

If you are interested in joining the team of 20 nurses already enjoying the fulfilment of their role in HM Prison Cardiff, please contact Karen Mills (02920 923385).

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

Closing date: 3rd December 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

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Mills, Senior Nurse  02920923385