Location
HMP IOW
Specialism
Pharmacy
Advertising Salary
Up to £23,000 DOE
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

I help to make a difference!

Are you collaborative and compassionate?
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

You will be required to support the delivery of Pharmacy Services which will be part be of a comprehensive healthcare package, based on the prison service’s needs. Working on the prison wings, you can expect to be involved in everything from medicine management, administering medications, patient counselling, medicines reconciliation etc.
You may be required to participate in certain activities concerning the day-to-day operational management of the unit and as such must ensure that you are trained and competent to take on these additional responsibilities.
You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications and have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a pharmacy environment and multi-disciplinary team.

You’ll be able to demonstrate assessment skills, including the undertaking of risk assessments and have sound patient counselling skills, treating patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
 

Interested in clinical development?

We could allow you to develop into a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the healthcare team's pharmacy service e.g. medication reviews/optimisation.
 

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £23,000 - dependent on experience. You'll also get several benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave - increasing to 28 days with service, plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD, and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers plus training, and clinical development opportunities.
Onsite benefits at HMP Isle of Wight include access to an onsite gym and free parking.

About Us

HMP Isle of Wight is a category B prison that is based over 2 sites Albany and Parkhurst and has a population of 1100 prisoners.
Our two sites-based Primary Healthcare Centres provide a comprehensive primary care service, GP appointments, chronic disease nurse-led clinics, screening programmes, and health promotion work. An emergency response service to prison wings is also provided. There is also an Inpatient Healthcare unit (IHU) on the Albany site which provides 24-hour care to those with mental health, physical health, substance misuse, and palliative care needs.

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.
 
 
More information

Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to right to work in the UK, references, an enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.
 
This vacancy will close once a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are interested in the role please make an application as soon as possible.
 
From 1st April 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all healthcare workers who have direct face to face contact with patients to be vaccinated with an approved COVID19 vaccine. This includes front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have incidental and/or intermittent direct, face to-face contact with patients. As part of our recruitment to this role, evidence of vaccination, or clinical exemption will be required.
 

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