Location
HMP Five Wells
Specialism
HCAs
Advertising Salary
£11.36 per hour
Vacancy Type
Casual/Bank
Schedule Type
Part Time

About The Role

Make a difference from day one at HMP Five Wells!

Are you caring, collaborative and compassionate?

Do you want to be part of healthcare team where every day is different?

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.

HMP Five Wells is a new establishment built in 2020 that will begin receiving patients from January 2022. It is a Category C resettlement men’s prison which will have an operational capacity of 1,680 by November 2022.  HMP Five Wells is based in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. It is approximately 30 minutes from Bedford, 20 minutes from Northampton and 35 minutes north of Milton Keynes by car.

Practice Plus Group were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP Five Wells and will begin delivering services in January 2022. We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/well being factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

In return for your hard work you will...


We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a salary of £21,630 per annum, with 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days with service, plus 8 public bank holidays and opportunity to join our pension scheme.  We also offer other benefits including free uniform, CPD and study days, great learning and development opportunities, cycle to work scheme, lots of shopping discounts (and we are recognised by Blue Light) and free tea and coffee!

What will you be doing?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our Healthcare team from the very beginning.

Working 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 may be required to deliver elements of social care as part of your role.

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.

 You will deliver non-judgemental care on a one to one basis and through group work, supporting the nursing and pharmacy teams in primary care within healthcare centres and on wings and house blocks. You’ll make a real difference, ensuring that our policies and procedures are followed and always consider safeguarding.

You will forge strong links within our teams, our partners and stakeholders and provide a service that people can trust, feel safe within and feel proud of. By promoting best practice and using evidence based care, you will advocate continuous quality improvement, embedding a culture of shared learning. You will promote patient wellbeing, demonstrating empathy and understanding to our patients.

About You

We are looking for candidates with experience of working as a healthcare assistant. A non-judgmental, patient centred and compassionate approach is essential as are excellent communication skills. We are looking for motivated candidates, who work well as part of a team and can also work autonomously, with a proactive approach to problem solving. There will also be an element of social care within this role.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week to include some night shifts and 12 hour days.

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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