Location
Suffolk HMP YOI Warren Hill
Specialism
HCAs
Advertising Salary
11.36
Vacancy Type
Casual/Bank
Schedule Type
Variable Hours

About The Role

As a Healthcare Assistant, your responsibilities will vary. You will be involved in the implementation of clinical care packages, phlebotomy and assessment, treatment and the evaluation of patients’ care.

You will support and assist patients with the activities of daily living, work with the Pharmacy Team to help them fulfil their daily tasks and you will be encouraged to take the lead on well-being promotion clinics.
 
You will support the registered nurse and operating department practitioner in implementing an agreed plan of care in association with the patient and in accordance with instructions and training received whilst promoting safe patient care and to be willing to develop and apply new skills to maintain and enhance clinical service delivery.

We are ideally looking for someone who has experience of working in a Health Care Assistant role or similar.

About You

• Carry out assigned unsupervised nursing care, which will involve the direct and indirect care of patients. Chlamydia screening/BP/Dressings/ECG’s

• Assist with Nurse led clinics

• Lead on Wellman/Health Promotion Clinics

• BBV screening

• Phlebotomy

• Assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients care. With supervision and support from trained nursing staff.

• Minor offender queries

• Emergency response with a registered member of staff and care when first on scene. Attending ILS training.

• Pre-release services – liaising with outside services to be able to make sure every mans discharge is safe.

• Chaperone (only if required)

• Receptions- undertake secondary screening assessment for men in our care, using recognised tools and make appropriate referrals.

• Assist the Nurse with duties during first reception screens.

• Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding of patient’s individual needs, in accordance with care plans.

• Facilitate and support recognised health screening programmes and record and document appropriately

• Attend team meetings, to discuss patient care and allocated work lists. Attend meetings as a representative

• Give clerical support within the healthcare team.

• To work within a flexible shift system

• Be responsible for health promotion events each month

• Take a lead in patient engagement – arranging patient forums

About Us

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in both prisons and youth 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 to the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their well being and helping to reduce re-offending 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.

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