Primary Care Nursing Associate: Visa Sponsorship Available

Full Time
London, United Kingdom
26,405 – 28,976 £ / Year

Job Summary

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner and works in partnership to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and substance misuse services to the diverse and culturally rich communities we serve.

In our quest to deliver patient-focused quality care we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Primary Care Nursing Associate to join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Health & Justice team at HMP/YOI Bronzefield. By joining our Prisons Health Care Team, you will not only look after the healthcare needs of our patients residing in secure environments, but who also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being. Our healthcare services work to a 7 day week working model, to ensure our patient’s healthcare is managed and maintained to the highest of standards at all times.

Our motto is “Caring NOT Judging” so by working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we provide responsive, dependable and high-quality primary care and mental health services to those who may have offended and those at risk of offending in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible in assisting in the delivery of healthcare services to the prison population. Supported by registered nursing staff within healthcare, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, focussing on supporting patients to be healthy; monitoring of long term conditions, health promotion and screening and responding to emergencies. They will work collaboratively with the Healthcare Team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of Local and national Policies and Procedures.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust offers its staff ongoing career progression through:

  • Monthly supervision
  • Annual personal development plans/appraisals
  • Access to exciting internal and external training opportunities.

Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to:

  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Support and guidance with Revalidation
  • Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies

Excellent staff benefits, our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include:

  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Relocation package

The trust also values its staff and you are entitled to become a member of MyTrustBenefits. MyTrustBenefits is an online portal for all CNWL staff, as well as their family and friends. It offers over 1400 discounts at hundreds of retailers nationwide. Save money on your weekly food shops, toiletries, cosmetics, cinema, meals out, holidays, travel and entertainment. You can also access free online courses on a variety of topics, professional and personal, ranging from business management, languages, law and teaching.

All of our sites in Surrey offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Principal Duties:

  • Work as part of the multidisciplinary team participating in procedures and duties in accordance with agreed standards relevant to role
  • Participate in the assessment process of care needs and implementation of programmes of holistic care within set standards
  • Ensure privacy and dignity is maintained
  • Support the promotion of health and wellbeing of clients
  • Undertake clinical interventions as delegated by a registered nurse or senior team member
  • Maintain close liaison with the senior team member, who is responsible for the workload
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records both written and electronic in accordance with NMC Guidance for record keeping and CNWL Policy
  • Assist with clerical and administrative duties as required
  • Work in co-operation and partnership with all other professionals and agencies involved in care of the patient
  • Aware of and act upon, where necessary, the procedures in place to protect vulnerable individuals
  • Take responsibility within own competencies for supporting all aspects of infection prevention and control
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, as are consistent with the responsibility and scale of the post
  • Work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients with specified long term conditions by providing quality evidence based care
  • Assist with stock control and equipment checking (all clinical areas and emergency bags)

Clinical Duties:

The post holder will be expected to undertake the following (training will be given):

  • Respond to medical emergencies and general alarms
  • Administer medication as agreed within areas of competence and under the direction of a qualified nurse and act as second signatory as required
  • Wound care
  • Vital observations and diagnostics e.g. blood pressure, pulse, SATs, blood glucose monitoring
  • ECG recording
  • Venepuncture
  • Assist with minor surgery
  • Near patient testing e.g. INR monitoring
  • Health promotion advice
  • Secondary health screening
  • Assisting with sexual health prevention, screening and treatment clinics
  • Providing additional support for patients with specific needs, e.g. the disabled and the elderly
  • Assist with the activities of daily living and development of care plans for prisoners with physical and mental health needs.


  • Attend regular ELS updates
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Prioritise work load and have a flexible and adaptive approach
  • Participate meaningfully in supervision and appraisal
  • Attend relevant mandatory training and development in order to maintain and develop own skills and knowledge
  • Participate in e-learning to update skills and knowledge
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times when working with patient information
  • Be familiar with all aspects of communication, verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic in order to be effective
  • Maintain effective communication with other team members and other agencies
  • Develop skills in communicating with patients who have barriers to understanding such as language, those with sensory impairment, confusion and aggression
  • Provide information regarding the care you are delivering
  • Develop listening skills and ensure empathy when caring for patients who are terminally ill
  • Liaise/refer to other team members/GP in a timely manner in relation to a patients needs
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation by demonstrating a high level of professionalism through excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Have an understanding of the Criminal Justice System and Prison Service objectives and principals
  • To ensure that all staff have an awareness and are compliant with all Prison Policies and Procedures.
  • To ensure compliance all security requirements including personal responsibility for issued keys
  • Respond to any situation or circumstance that might indicate a threat to security of the establishment and complete relevant security/incident documentation
  • Contribute toward effective risk assessment and management procedures
  • Use breakaway techniques, as required
  • Resist any pressures or inducements, informing Security/Head of Healthcare of any related incidents.

Personal Responsibility (Organisational Expectations):

  • In order to fulfil the job responsibilities and the environment in which these responsibilities are carried out the job holder is required to:
  1. Maintain the highest standards of care and service, taking responsibility not only for the care you personally provide, but also for your wider contribution to the aims of your team and the NHS as a whole.
  2. Be aware of and follow at all times the relevant National and Local code of practice in relation to their role and function. If you are in a post that requires registration with a professional body you are required to maintain that registration with the appropriate professional body.
  3. Protect the confidentiality of personal information that you hold unless to do so would put any one at risk of significant harm. Keep accurate and professional records and information about staff, patients and clinical care, using the document based and computer based systems in operation in the Trust. Work in accordance with local policies and procedures and the statutory frameworks which govern confidentiality and data protection, information-sharing and disclosure.
  4. Take reasonable care of Health and Safety at work for you, your team and others; ensure compliance with health and safety standards and legislation; attend all relevant Health and Safety mandatory training.
  5. Take responsibility for attending and participating in all mandatory & essential training to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the trust and/or safety and wellbeing of other staff and the patients you provide services for.
  6. Participate in the appraisal process on a minimum of an annual basis in accordance with the Personal Development Review Policy to explore and identify development needs to ensure that you are able to fulfil your job role and meet all objectives set through the process.
  7. Be familiar with and comply with, trust policies for infection control and hand hygiene in order to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections. This will include a requirement to attend mandatory training in Infection Control and be compliant with all measures known to be effective in reducing healthcare-associated infections, including correct uniform and dress code policy, the use of personal protective equipment policy, safe procedures for using aseptic techniques, and safe disposal of sharps.
  8. Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults by being aware of and working in accordance with statutory guidance and local policies and procedures and attending training to a level required to ensure that you are competent to fulfill your responsibilities.
  9. Not discriminate against patients or staff and to adhere to equal opportunities and human rights legislation; acting in ways that support equality, value diversity and respect human rights
  10. Abide by locally agreed policies and procedures and ensure you familiarize themselves with such policies which can be found on the trust intranet our preferred method of communication. Staff who cannot access the intranet should contact their line manager.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Good general education to A Level or GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Evidence of personal development in previous employment
  • NVQ 2 medication administration qualification


  • Care certificate or equivalent

Previous Experience


  • Previous relevant work experience


  • Experience of working within a secure environment

Attitudes, aptitudes & personal characteristics


  • Willingness to learn and develop; recognises the need for flexibility
  • Able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Basic working knowledge of IT and emails
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the Healthcare setting
  • Willingness to undertake further training in areas such as patient personal care, phlebotomy and wound care assessment



  • Ability to promote anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practices
  • Ability to promote and work in line with the working model of a 7 day a week service

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 02 May 2024

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Job Category: nursing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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