I help to make a difference
Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?
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.
As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history.
Practice Plus Group are 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/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
Interested in clinical development?
We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.
What do we need from you so you can do the job?
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic healthcare manager to support with the delivery of healthcare in HMP Isle of Wight. HMP Isle of Wight is a male Category B long term training prison with an operational capacity of 1053 prisoners. This role presents an exciting opportunity to develop as a healthcare leader within a unique setting.
As the Deputy Head of Healthcare you will be responsible for the day to day management of the clinical services which includes pro-active general management of a full range of primary care, mental health & substance misuse services.
You will be expected to join the Head of Healthcare in engaging with prison Governors, commissioners and other key stakeholders. In addition you will be responsible for deputising for the Head of Healthcare as required in delivering agreed contractual requirements and targets and managing the service within its financial framework as well as maintaining agreed standards of service, leading, motivating and developing staff.
In return for your hard work you will...
Salary is up to £48,000 per annum DOE. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role.
The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn we will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring managers feel that you are suitable for the job.
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group’s Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory 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 essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.
Practice Plus Group is passionate about the work that we do and have the following core values:
∙ 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.
We reserve the right to close this role early once a sufficient number of applications have been received.