Mental Health Practitioner vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Bullingdon
Health in Justice
OX25 1PZ
Contract type:
Closing date:
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 23:59
£30,000.00 - £36,500.00 / Year

Are you looking to make a difference from day one?

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments. HMP Bullingdon is a category B local remand prison with a resettlement function. We have high numbers of men moving in and out of Reception from courts and from other prisons. The men within the prison have a wide range of healthcare requirements and needs. Ranging from emergency, acute problems to maintenance and management of long term chronic health issues. This can and often does include mental health and substance misuse. There is a focus on health promotion, screening and vaccinations.

About the role

To provide healthcare to the men housed within HMP Bullingdon, promoting health and well-being within the prisoner population. We are looking for experienced Mental Health Practitioners, RMN, Social Workers (Mental Health), Occupational Therapists (Mental Health), Recovery practitioners with experience in the Primary care mental health field. The role will be responsible for assessment and caseload management of those referred into Mental health services. Working as part of a primary and secondary care integrated model, Practitioners will be able to work under their own direction whilst also contributing to group MDT and triage. You will support your team to carry out comprehensive assessments, confidently communicating treatment options and initiating supportive careplans, working with individuals on a 1-2-1 basis alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team. You will model a culture of compassion, care, courage, commitment, communication and competence.

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.

About you

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker (Mental Health) or Occupational Therapist (Mental Health) you will understand the complexities of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working. You will have a non-judgemental and compassionate approach with excellent communication skills. You will also have experience and understanding of clinical governance, health and safety, QOF, EBP and national standards.

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 full-time role working 37.5 hours per week on a salary of up to £36500 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.

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