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Job Reference: 5922
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Healthcare
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £37,555
Location: Gatwick
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:UK&I Public Services
Closing Date: 05/12/2017

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Senior RGN 

Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre

£37,555 per annum

Full Time - 40 hours per week 

Do you want an exciting, fast passed diverse place to work? If that is what you are looking for come to Gatwick IRC’s! You will never complain of being bored as no day is the same and every day you will learn something new. Gatwick PDA and Borders is the only facility in the UK which makes us unique. If you are looking for a new job or to further your career apply now before it is too late!

Gatwick IRC’s Gatwick PDA and Borders is over two sites. IRC is an Immigration Removal Centre located on the outskirts of Gatwick Airport. Brook House IRC holds up to 486 men over the age of 18, in shared rooms over 4 wings and Eden Wing. Tinsley House IRC holds up to 162 men over the age of 18, in shared rooms over two floors. Gatwick PDA and Borders is located inside Tinsley but kept separate from the men. Gatwick PDA hold up to two pre planned families. Border families can arrive without pre warning, holds up to one family. Tinsley IRC was recently refurbished in 2016/17 and Gatwick PDA and Borders is immaculate with well-kept outside gardens and play facilities for children.

At Gatwick we provide primary care in a range of clinics, which include but is not limited to Dressings / Venepuncture/ Nurse Triage / Smoking Cessation / Chronic Disease clinics / Sleep Hygiene Techniques. We run drop in clinics every day and also have a booking appointment system. We have doctors attend site each day and on call facilities if needed. We have a visiting psychiatrist once a week, dentist fortnightly and optician monthly. We do not have any inpatient beds, therefore patients who need emergency care will be sent out to hospital or transferred to a centre that has those facilities. The needs of the men range from Physical / Social Care to Mental Health conditions. Gatwick IRC’s also has a dedicated Forward Team (Drug Alcohol Recovery) who mainly work at Brook House and visit Tinsley once a week. We also administer medication up to 4 times a day at both sites; at Brook House only this includes Controlled Drugs (CD’s) and Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST).

We are a team with experience in a variety of specialities from General, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health & Pharmacy Technician. Our dedicated team encourage nurses to develop and improve specific specialist roles e.g. Diabetes / Health promotion / Blood Pressure

At Gatwick IRC we are close to the M25 for easy access. We have a free staff car park at both sites and free canteen lunch at Tinsley.

Job Outline:

To ensure the provision of a nursing service that meets the physical and mental health needs of offenders in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and deliver care pathways.
  • Undertake assessments of offenders to identify physical and mental health needs and determine the appropriate level of intervention and any unmet needs.
  • To work to deliver the health needs assessment for offenders.
  • Ensure a professional service is delivered in line with contractual and company standards, including security instructions.
  • Promotion of a positive health, safety and infection control culture to maintain a safe environment for all stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.
  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.
  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.
  • Ensure you and other staff complete relevant documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice.
  • Control and coordinate effective operational management of the clinical team on a day to day basis.
  • Management supervision of junior nursing staff.
  • Undertake bi annual Employee Development Reviews (EDR) for direct reports.
  • Participate where appropriate in the selection, training and development of healthcare professionals and other related staff, in conjunction with appropriate others.
  • Undertake the role of clinical supervisor and participate in clinical supervision.
  • Assist in coaching, supporting and motivating staff to enhance their performance and ensure high standards of service delivery, reporting areas of concern as appropriate.
  • To support innovation and training within healthcare services.
  • As agreed with Line Manager provide professional advice and support to allied health professionals and non-clinical staff to ensure the effective health and social care of offenders in line with legislation and current best practice.
  • Operate in accordance with G4S company values, ensuring ethical and professional standards are maintained at all times.
  • As agreed with Line Manager liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to ensure the delivery of an effective and appropriate healthcare service.
  • In a deputising capacity attend quarterly Partnership Board meetings (comprising customer / key stakeholders in the healthcare service), producing and presenting appropriate agreed reports.
  • Supporting the Line Manager in monitoring and evaluating management information.
  • Under the supervision of Line Manager work with the health and safety team to assist in the maintenance of nationally recognised audits.
  • Be prepared to undertake training and development appropriate to role.
  • Assist in carrying out investigations and disciplinary hearings as agreed with your Line Manager.
  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Part 1 NMC registration
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Evidence of further development of own clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people
  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working within financial constraints
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Degree level qualification or above
  • Experience of involvement in innovation or change
  • Experience of facilitating in an area of training.
  • Familiarity with recruitment and selection of staff
  • Hold a Nurse Prescriber  qualification
  • Hold a Nurse Practitioner qualification
  • Able to analyse and interpret management information
  • Evidence of delivering a ‘value for money’ service
  • Driving Licence.

Please note this vacancy is subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years and must hold an indefinite leave visa as part of the security screening process for this role. 


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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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