Learn something new every day!
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.
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.
HMP Stocken is a category C closed training prison, with a capacity of 1069 men. Practice Plus Group provides a dedicated healthcare service specialising in supporting patients with complex medical requirements, mental health issues and primary care needs.
What will you be doing?
As a Mental Health Support Worker your responsibilities will vary. You will be involved in the implementation of clinical care packages, phlebotomy and assessment, treatment and the evaluation of patients’ care. You will support and assist patients with the activities of daily living, work with the Pharmacy Team to help them fulfil their daily tasks and you will take the lead on wellbeing promotion clinics.
What do we need from you so you can do the job?
We are on the lookout for Healthcare Support Workers who have experience of working within a Primary Care setting including GP surgeries, hospitals and have proven experience in clinical observations, ideally ECG and Phlebotomy.
You’ll hold a minimum of NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification and must have experience of running clinics, along with Mental Health Awareness, and ideally suicide prevention, self-harm and ACCT procedures, Health Promotion and screening, as well as, if not already achieved, an NVQ 3 in Health and Social care.
In return for your hard work you will...
Receive an annual salary of up to £25,000 (pro-rata) per annum - dependent on experience.
You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, increasing with service up to 28 days per year, plus 8 public bank holidays and CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities
This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.
Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to 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.
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.