Location
HMP IOW
Specialism
Paramedics / Support Technicians
Advertising Salary
Up to £37,500
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Part Time

About The Role

Looking for a new challenge?

Have you ever considered working in a prison environment before? Working within the Healthcare team at HMP Isle of Wight is an opportunity to work holistically, and to provide exceptional care with kindness and compassion. 
 
We’re looking for an innovative Paramedic who thrives on a challenge to provide high-quality emergency care and minor injury treatment to patients with both primary care and acute care needs in a prison setting - performing procedures such as suturing, IV access, hemorrhage control, wound care and cardiac & CVA intervention.
You’ll be playing an active part in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient care. Working as part of a team of primary care nurses within HMP Isle of Wight you’ll deliver care to patients both within the healthcare centre and on the Wings/Houseblocks.
 
Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time role; working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis. The salary for this role is up to £37,500 per annum.
We also offer 25 days annual leave – increasing with service up to 28 days + 8 public holidays, Contributory pension scheme 2-5%. As well as CPD, Revalidation, free online and face-to-face training, regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, and online discounts.

About You

With the ability to think on your feet and a flexible attitude, you’ll be a qualified paramedic with current HCPC registration. Capable of demonstrating initiative, you’ll have proven post-registration experience in any of these following clinical areas: Accident & Emergency, Primary Care environments, Minor Injuries / Illness Units.

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 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.
 
Additional 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 and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the job's essential requirements, regardless of any protected characteristics.
 
This vacancy will close once a sufficient number of applications have been received, please make your 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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