Lead Nurse – HMP Home House

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Closing Date: 15/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £39,027 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

The post holder will take responsibility for the daily management, co-ordination and delivery of evidence-based care and provide strong clinical leadership to the nursing team.

This includes being involved with shift planning, taking appropriate action to adjust staffing levels and to prioritise the work load in accordance with patient need, service demand and the availability and skills of staff.

Please note, the £1500 welcome payment is payable to new staff joining Spectrum.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be involved with providing and supervising the holistic care for the patients delivered by the team and working in collaboration with other professionals to ensure that the best care is optimised at all times.

The role involves assessing, providing advice and administering evidence-based care as appropriate to patients within Health & Justice. This includes leading physical health services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to plan, provide and evaluate a range of health interventions to meet prisoner healthcare needs and contribute to the wider continuous development of integrated prison healthcare services. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and evidence-based treatment options to provide primary care physical health, clinical and operational guidance to all staff on matters relating to physical health and wellbeing within the prison setting.

The post holder will exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care in line with nice guidance and best practice.

The role requires strong relationships with all clinical teams, the prison operator and strategic stakeholders within the NHS, Prison, Local Authority and Community partners. It therefore requires the post holder to have a keen interest in developing knowledge and skills across the integrated services.

About us


Join our team

We’re looking for passionate individuals to join our diverse and innovative team.

Whether you are starting out in your healthcare journey or are an experienced healthcare professional looking for a new challenge we’ve got a role for you!

  • Access to NHS Pension
  • Annual leave on your Birthday
  • Cost of living payment of £600 pa (pro rata)- payable till 31/03/2023
  • Welcome payment for some posts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Flexible Working
  • Access to Employee Assistance and Health and Wellbeing programmes
  • Up to 33 days annual leave

Spectrum Community Health CIC provides a range of award-winning healthcare services on behalf of the NHS, Local Authority Public Health services, and other partners across substance misuse, sexual health, and health and justice settings. As a not-for-profit social enterprise and Community Interest Company our focus is centred on people – our patients, service users, staff and partners.

We are building on our ambition to deliver the best in health and wellbeing on a values-driven ethos and to maintain the highest standards of patient care and service. We are an expanding organisation, but we aim to grow without compromising on quality and social value.

Our Mission

Holistic interventions delivered with compassion for the stigmatised and marginalised in our communities

Our Vision

Quality healthcare that makes a difference to people’s lives, regardless of circumstances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Registered General Nurse Level 1
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and delivery of evidence based care
  • Independent Nurse /Supplementary/ Nonmedical Prescriber qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Appropriate management qualification of equivalent experience


  • RCGP Cert 1/2 Primary Care/LTC qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post registration experience
  • Significant experience of working in a complex environment with multidisciplinary professionals demonstrating effective communication and leadership skills
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of clinical governance used to improve patient care
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Change management experience
  • Experience of leading a team and effectively using policy and procedures to improve clinical and professional standards
  • Experience of multidisciplinary/multi agency working
  • Understanding and application of confidentiality


  • Experience of working within Health & Justice
  • Experience of working in primary care/substance misuse/acute care
  • Understanding of local and national key documents and their impact on health care delivery in a prison setting
  • Research experience

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

Spectrum Community Health CIC

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