Healthcare Assistant HMP Woodhill

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Information:

This job is now closed

Job summary

Healthcare Assistant HMP Woodhill.

Vaccination: The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be expected to participate in the administration of medication, responding to emergencies and assisting in the delivery of primary care services that are equitable to that in the community. An inpatient facility accommodates up to 11 prisoners with a range of mental and physical health needs and the healthcare assistants provide a valued role in this area.

Previous experience of working in a secure setting would be an advantage but a full induction and training programme is provided.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond.We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Date posted

14 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

333-D-HJ-1608

Job locations

HMP Woodhill

Tattenhoe Street

Milton keynes

MK4 4DA


Job description

Job responsibilities

HMP Woodhill is a high secure prison and CNWL are the healthcare providers within HMP Woodhill providing Primary Care, Mental Health and Addictions services to approximately 500 adult male prisoners.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced healthcare assistants to join our multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality care to the prison population in this challenging environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

HMP Woodhill is a high secure prison and CNWL are the healthcare providers within HMP Woodhill providing Primary Care, Mental Health and Addictions services to approximately 500 adult male prisoners.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced healthcare assistants to join our multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality care to the prison population in this challenging environment.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general education to O Level or GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ Level 2 in Healthcare
  • Evidence of personal development in previous employment

Personal disposition

Essential

  • Willingness to learn and develop; recognises the need for flexibility
  • Able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team

Key Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake further training in areas such as phlebotomy and wound care assessment

Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Basic working knowledge of IT and emails
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the Healthcare setting

Experience

Essential

  • Substantive and relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a secure environment
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general education to O Level or GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Willingness to undertake NVQ Level 2 in Healthcare
  • Evidence of personal development in previous employment

Personal disposition

Essential

  • Willingness to learn and develop; recognises the need for flexibility
  • Able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team

Key Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake further training in areas such as phlebotomy and wound care assessment

Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Basic working knowledge of IT and emails
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the Healthcare setting

Experience

Essential

  • Substantive and relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a secure environment

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Woodhill

Tattenhoe Street

Milton keynes

MK4 4DA


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Woodhill

Tattenhoe Street

Milton keynes

MK4 4DA


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Workforce Administration Manager

Tracey Kingsley

t.kingsley@nhs.net

01908722106

Date posted

14 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£22,816 to £24,336 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

333-D-HJ-1608

Job locations

HMP Woodhill

Tattenhoe Street

Milton keynes

MK4 4DA


Supporting documents

Privacy notice

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)