Registered General Nurse (RGN)



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Job summary

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.

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.

Main duties of the job

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 isnt quite right?
  • Can easily connect and talk to all sorts of people from different backgrounds on their level?
  • Keeps calm under pressure?

You will be joining a unique, exciting but challenging environment. 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.

About us

Some of the benefits that we offer are:

  • Excellent salary £35,051.25 per annum
  • 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.
  • Average of 37.5 hours a week on a shift pattern basis that includes weekends
  • Free on-site parking and free meals while on duty
  • Long service award
  • Free learning and development
  • Access to Sodexo Discounts wide range of Holiday, travel and retail discounts
  • Support in contributing towards NMC fees
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • BUPA cover

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To take responsibility for the assessment of individuals with healthcare needs including the development and implementation of care plans for all individuals as required.
  • To develop confidence and competence to manage emergency response duties.
  • To ensure medication is administered/dispensed as prescribed and in accordance with Medicines Management procedures.
  • To competently carry out general nurse clinics and work with GPs to ensure appropriate care.
  • Refer patients appropriately to other disciplines with their consent.
  • Comply with regulations in respect of the storage and administration of drugs in accordance with the Misuse of Drugs Act. (1973).
  • Ensure Sodexo Justice Services and NMC policies and guidelines are adhered to.
  • Ensure that Drug Charts are completed, signed and stored as per local and national policies.
  • To contribute to promotion and development of evidence based practice and research.
  • To provide specialist advice and information to the wider prison on health and clinical matters.
  • To be familiar with the Health Delivery Plan and contribute to its maintenance and completion
  • Ensure security procedures are adhered to
  • Provide emergency care for staff in accordance with the Occupational Health Policy.
  • Where required, take immediate action following an incident report in accordance with national and local guidance.
  • To ensure all personal responsibilities in the identification of risks are fulfilled, in particular, suicide/self harm prevention, health and safety, infection control and patient care. This will include completing risk assessments followed by appropriate action.
  • To develop evidence based practice taking into account local and national initiatives and relevant published works for the Prison Service.
  • To deliver effective and responsive primary care services that will evidence good treatment outcomes
  • To be responsible for ensuring that protocols are in place to ensure that regular cleaning and maintenance of equipment is carried out, that faults found are reported and defective equipment removed from use, within the remit of clinical regimes.
  • To ensure that there are systems are in place for a smooth effective and efficient patient/prisoner reception and discharge procedure.
  • Abide by the Sodexo Justice Services Corporate Mission Statement and all appropriate Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
  • To be responsible for the upkeep of registration. To provide evidence to the HR & Training Department when requested.
  • Work shifts as required (inclusive of nights).

Person Specification



  • RGN - Registered General Nurse
  • Up to date NMC registration



  • Experience as a Band 5 equivalent nurse



  • Open to working within a secure/custodial environment.
  • Desire to undertake further training as appropriate
  • Motivated and innovative

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name



Saville Road



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Sodexo Resourcing Team


Date posted

15 February 2021

Pay scheme



£35,051.25 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Saville Road



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