Location
Thames Valley HMP Bullingdon
Specialism
HCAs
Advertising Salary
up to £27,875 per annum - depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

Have you thought about working within prison healthcare?

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 in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

With an unrelenting focus on quality and an innovative approach to patient centred care, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals will always put the patient first, no matter what. 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

We are on the lookout for Healthcare Assistants who have experience of working within a Primary Care setting including GP surgeries, hospitals and have proven experience in clinical observations such as performing ECG, Phlebotomy.
 
You’ll hold an NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care and must have a willingness to undertake training in Mental Health Awareness, suicide prevention, self-harm and ACCT procedures, substance misuse awareness as well as Health Promotion and screening.
 

How will we support you?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team
 
You’ll receive an annual salary up to £27,875 per annum - depending on experience. We offer a whole host of additional benefits such as: cycle to work scheme, free DBS check, free uniform, an extensive training and development structure for all employees along with an employee recognition scheme.

It doesn’t stop there… we also offer a company pension scheme which we as Practice Plus Group also pay into, 25 days annual leave increasing with service up to 28 days per year, plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), NHS blue light card, discounted Costco memberships, access to Boundless memberships for attractions and parks, shopping discounts, free eye tests for computer screen users, an 24/7 employee assistance helpline and financial assistance when you need it.

About Us

Practice Plus Group is a specialist provider of NHS services into prison healthcare across over 45 different prisons, young offenders and immigration removal centres. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments.

HMP Bullingdon operates as a local prison holding both remanded and sentenced prisoners. HMP Bullingdon also accommodates young adults between the ages of 18-21.Opened in 1992 it is a ‘new gallery’ design prison with four main house blocks divided into three galleried units. A fifth house block was added in 1998 and a sixth in 2008 – both are two galleried units. HMP Bullingdon has a dedicated healthcare unit, specialising in supporting men with complex medical requirements, mental health problems and primary care needs

Practice Plus Group’s mission is Access to Excellence.

  • we treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated,
  • we act with integrity
  • we embrace diversity
  • we strive to do things better together. 
  • Patients can only access excellence if we commit to living our values in everything we do when we’re at work.

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.

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