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We are seeking a dedicated and experienced General Nurse with prison clearance to join our client's healthcare team in Edinburgh. As a General Nurse with prison clearance, you will play a crucial role in providing healthcare services to incarcerated individuals, ensuring their well-being while adhering to the unique challenges and security protocols of a correctional facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Assessment and Care:

    • Conduct comprehensive health assessments of inmates, including physical and mental health evaluations.
    • Develop and implement individualized care plans, providing nursing care, medications, and treatments as required.
  2. Emergency Response:

    • Be prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to medical emergencies within the prison facility.
    • Administer basic life support measures and coordinate with the healthcare team for advanced care when necessary.
  3. Medication Management:

    • Administer medications accurately and safely, adhering to prescribed dosages and schedules.
    • Monitor inmates for medication compliance and report any adverse reactions or concerns.
  4. Security and Safety:

    • Comply with all prison security measures and safety protocols.
    • Maintain awareness of potential security risks while providing healthcare services.
  5. Documentation and Reporting:

    • Maintain detailed and accurate medical records for each patient, including electronic health records (EHR).
    • Prepare reports and documentation in accordance with prison healthcare policies and regulatory requirements.
  6. Infection Control:

    • Implement strict infection control measures to prevent the spread of diseases within the prison population.
    • Promote and educate inmates on proper hygiene and disease prevention.
  7. Collaboration and Communication:

    • Collaborate with the prison's healthcare team, including physicians, psychologists, and social workers, to ensure comprehensive patient care.
    • Communicate effectively with inmates, addressing their health needs and concerns.


  • Valid Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Previous experience working as a General Nurse in a correctional facility or similar secure environment with prison clearance.
  • Strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism in a challenging and secure environment.
  • Knowledge of correctional healthcare regulations and protocols is a plus.

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