Healthcare Assistant

Care UK Primary
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for an exciting job opportunity within prison healthcare?

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding Healthcare Assistant role and want to develop your clinical care package skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be the new job for you! To contribute and support delivery of primary care within a secure environment, by providing nursing care, implement clinical care packages, while working unsupervised. This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours per week across 7 days a week on rotational basis including nights, weekends and Bank holidays. Situated in Exeter, HMP YOI Exeter is an adult/young offenders institution accepting males ages 18 and over; with an operational capacity of 550+. It accepts all adult and young offenders committed to prison by the courts from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & West Somerset.

About the Job:

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. Provide support for the substance misuse team as and when required. You will support and assist patients with the activities of daily living, work with the Pharmacy Team to help them fulfill their daily tasks and you will be encouraged to take the lead on wellbeing promotion clinics.

Job Requirements:

We are on the lookout for Healthcare Assistant who have previous experience as a healthcare assistant or working within a Primary Care setting including GP surgeries, hospitals and has 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 substance misuse awareness, Mental Health Awareness, suicide prevention, self-harm and ACCT procedures as well as Health Promotion and screening.

About Care UK:

Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Having been awarded the contract to deliver NHS services at HMP YOI Exeter, we are very excited about the opportunities to develop 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. The circumstances that bring people to prison are also complex and varied, our wellbeing approach adopts the premise no single factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care. For more information on our Health in Justice service follow the link below: http://our-services/health-in-justice

Additional Information

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Please note that we reserve the right to close down the job advert early if there is sufficient number of applications .
Salary for this role is £16,000-£20,000 per annum(dependent on experience) Care UK benefits include training & development opportunities, 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, cycle to work scheme, on-site gym facilities and free onsite parking. We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs..