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Head of Healthcare vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Isle of Wight
Health in Justice
Parkhurst Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5RS
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 23:59
£57,000.00 / Year

Developing excellent care and changing lives

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic healthcare manager to lead on 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

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will have an innovative and adaptable approach to service design and delivery. Well-developed problem solving skills that acknowledges and respects multi-agency working will be vital if services are to continue to meet the needs of patients in a challenging custody setting. Successfully working with HMPPS colleagues and a range of other external agencies will also be a critical part of the role.

The post holder you will be responsible for the effective day-to-day operational management of all clinical services provided throughout the prison, including primary care nursing clinics, GP clinics, mental health and substance misuse services. You will be responsible for the management and monitoring of all service level agreements (dental services, physiotherapy, podiatry etc.) ensuring performance-monitoring standards are adhered to and the highest standards of care are maintained.

As the registered CQC Manager, you will be responsible for supporting and ensuring compliance with the essential standards of quality and safety as well as notifying the Regional Manager of any areas of concern.

The successful candidate will work as part of the South Central cluster of Health in Justice providers working in partnership with senior colleagues in other prisons to help to ensure quality and consistency within the cluster as well as representing the HMP Isle of Wight healthcare department in strategic discussions on the direction and delivery of future services.
Practice Plus Group operates an integrated team approach working in partnership with HMPPS staff and colleagues to implement the most effective way of providing high quality healthcare services to our patients in a way that can be considered equivalent to those services delivered in the community.

In addition, the successful post holder will also have:
• Budget oversight and management responsibilities
• Performance data to monitor and manage
• Responsibility for leading recruitment of staff when vacancies arise
• Their own personal development plan

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this role is up to £57,000 per annum depending on experience + 10% Performance Related Bonus + £4,000 Car Allowance.

The successful candidate will also receive free DBS check, access to career development through management training courses and free mandatory training and revalidation support. Access to a number of benefits including a company pension scheme, NHS discounts, 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and other Practice Plus Group perks schemes.

Further Information

This is a full-time, permanent role working 37.5 hours a week within HMP Isle of Wight.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. If you are interested in this post, a prompt application is advised.

Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, 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.

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