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?
The IHU provides care to prisoners with mental health problems who are awaiting outside hospital. Physical health problems, minor surgery, medical, rehabilitation/post operative care and palliative care. The Unit also provides a safe environment for the stabilisation and detoxification of prisoners with substance misuse problems. IHU delivers care over a 24hr period and rotation will be expected from days to nights.
A fantastic opportunity for RMN’s to integrate their mental health skills and knowledge in an inpatient environment, as well as learning new skills to look after patients with physical needs. The work is interesting and varied and is an opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives, enabling them to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. The post holders will be expected to work flexibly in line with service need.
In return for your hard work you will...
This is a Bank Role. The rate will be £20 per hour. 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 at HMP Isle of Wight if the hiring managers feel that you are suitable for the job.
This is a bank role but we are also looking for full time as well. The post within IHU will require an element of rotation from days to nights.
We also welcome applicants from newly qualified nurses seeking their first important post. We can offer the full range of preceptorship in a clinical environment where you can expect to see and work with a wider range of health issues.
For informal discussions and visits, please contact:
Teresa Fendyke – Modern Matron on 01983 635728 – or email to teresa.fendyke@PracticePlusGroup.com.
For general enquiries about working for Practice Plus Group in Prison Health Services in HMP Isle of Wight, please contact Gemma McMaster – Head of Healthcare on 01983 635741 - or email to gemma.mcmaster@PracticePlusGroup.com
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
We reserve the right to close this role early once a sufficient number of applications have been received.