Part-Time Healthcare Assistant

Care UK
03 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Looking for a new 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 Part-time permanent role working 18.75 hours per week across 7 days a week on rotational basis including weekends and Bank holidays. HMP Dartmoor is a category C prison holding male inmates from 21 years upwards, located in the village of Yelverton, Devon, England.

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. 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.

The Job Requirements:

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

Salary & Benefits:

The salary for this role is between £16,000 - £ 19,000 FTE per annum - dependent on experience (pro-rata for part-time). Care UK benefits include training & development opportunities, 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), 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.

Further job information:

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting. Please note that we reserve the right to close down the job advert early if there is sufficient number of applications . We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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 Dartmoor, 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:

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