Are you looking to make a difference from day one?
Are you a qualified psychologist with managerial experience who wants to explore something new and challenging, if the answer is yes then prison healthcare could be for you!
PPG within HMP Bullingdon has vacancies for Acute Mental Health Lead. HMP Bullingdon is a Cat B remand prison for adult males aged 21 and over, near Bicester in Oxfordshire.
You don’t need experience of working in the health and justice sector to apply for these roles you just need to demonstrate, leadership, empathy, compassion and have a desire to want to make a difference.
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified nurse, or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
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. We are the market leader, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the country.
Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!
About the role
The post will require you to support the integrated mental health team by providing and enhancing the specialist psychological assessments of patients referred to the team. You will be responsibility for supervision of the integrated mental health team including Assistant Psychologists.
You will carry out assessments, support complex multi-disciplinary formulations and deliver psychological interventions for complex cases.
You will contribute to our healthcare strategy and vision to;
Provide outstanding evidence based care to our patients, seeking out, listening to and acting on their feedback, so that care is personalised and informed by what matters to them.
Deliver non-judgemental care that makes a real difference, as defined throughout our bespoke Health in Justice Competency framework.
Inspire excellence by forging strong links with our partners and stakeholders and providing a service that people can trust, feel safe within, and feel proud of.
Promote best practice, clinical supervision, evidence based care and continuous quality improvement, embedding a culture of shared learning.
Share knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure safe care, building strong multi-disciplinary teams and supporting each other to do a great job. Encourage a shared learning approach to teaching.
As a qualified Psychologist with current HCPC registration you will bring your well-developed clinical skills, passion for care and leadership to the role. With post-qualification experience of working with a wide variety of client groups and an interest in working with adults who have significant complex Mental Health difficulties, you will be leading from the front, keeping your skills sharp by directing and developing knowledge within the team to continually improve the care for patients at HMP Bullingdon.
Working at Practice Plus Group
We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we’ll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that’s fine too. We’ll help you be the best you can be.
We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits including free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.
We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:
∙ 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.
If this resonates with you then we’d like to hear from you!
This is a part-time role working 15 hours per week on a salary of up to £60,000 pro rata depending on experience.
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.
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.