Health Care Assistant

Recruiter
G4S Healthcare
Location
Rugby
Salary
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Posted
19 Mar 2019
Closes
26 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Role Responsibility: G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.
HMP Rye Hill is situated in the village of Willougby, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. A PFI prison which opened in 2001, it is a category "B" training prison, acting as a national resource for sentenced male adults who have been convicted of a current or previous sex offence(s). The capacity of the prison is 625.
The sentence requirement for HMP Rye Hill is for prisoners who have been sentenced to over four years and have at least 12 months left to serve. No more than 15% of the population must be in denial of their offence. The philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible and reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe, and causes of prison stress are minimised.
We are currently have an opportunity for a Health Care Assistant to join our Healthcare team.
Benefits as a Health Care Assistant
  • Salary of GBP18,930.47 per annum
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts
Shifts: 40 hours per week (Full Time)
Job Outline:
To provide care, under supervision, for the physical needs of offenders in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide health and social care, under supervision from a registered nurse, to ensure an efficient health and social care service is delivered in line with professional, contractual and company standards.
  • Undertake assessments of offenders to report observations to registered nurse or other qualified healthcare professional as required.
  • Provide advice, within area of competence to offenders as agreed with qualified healthcare professional.
  • Work alongside qualified healthcare professionals to deliver clinics and treatments, including health promotion initiatives as agreed by Line Manager.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to assist in ensuring the delivery of an effective health and social care service.
  • Clean equipment and other items, as required, so that they remain safe, serviceable and ready to use at all times.
  • Act in accordance with current procedures in order to maintain security and Health & Safety at all times.
  • Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.
  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.
  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.
  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.
  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
  • Operate in accordance with G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice, undertaking further training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.
  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.
Key Competencies:
  • As per NMC professional standards
The Ideal Candidate: Essential Skills Required:
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment
  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people
  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
Required Skills:
  • NVQ Level 3 Care
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Evidence of working within a 'value for money' service
  • Driving License.
This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise. The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.