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Occupational Therapist vacancy

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HMP Bure
NR10 5GB
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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 23:59

Everyone of us makes a difference!

Are you looking for a change in your career?

Have you ever thought about working within a prison environment, helping to rehabilitate and support offenders to live decent and purposeful lives as a member of the community?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career developments?

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.

HMP Bure is a category C male prison built on part of the former RAF Coltishall site, 7 miles north of Norwich. The prison was constructed throughout 2009 and currently holds 650+ prisoners. HMP Bure has residential units and a full healthcare unit.

HMP Wayland is a Category C male training prison, located near the village of Griston in Norfolk. The site is built up of 13 residential units and has a full healthcare unit. HMP Wayland is 24 miles from the city of Norwich and 15 miles from Thetford.

Care UK were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP Wayland and will begin delivering services on 1st April 2019; we are the 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.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Bure and HMP Wayland, we’re looking for an Occupational Therapist to support us and the existing team in this new venture, across both sites.

In return for your hard work you will..

Receive an annual salary of up to £34,000 - dependent on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
Onsite benefits at HMP Bure and HMP Wayland include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

A bit about the job..

This role brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. The role will be an experience like no other, requiring a diverse and mixed Occupational Therapy background. The role involves assessing planning and delivering care to some complex patients with a wide range of both physical and mental health needs. Evaluating the care provided is also a key aspect of the role.

As the Occupational Therapist, you can expect to be involved in all aspects of the care planning approach for clients within your case load. Multi partner working is essential so the right level of communication and team working skills are essential as well as excellent record keeping skills to ensure that you maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

A little bit about you..

With a diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy and registered with the HCPC, you will need to be empathetic, caring and willing to learn and develop your skills. Experienced in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you'll be able to manage your own caseload and apply application of OT theory in the treatment of patients in an inpatient setting. An understanding of common medical, surgical and neurological conditions is also required.

It goes without saying that you’ll have a good understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated and able to work well within a team, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations or seeking help in situations in which you have not had adequate training.

Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities by managing your own time.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Christie Hughes, the Internal Recruiter for this role.
The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Christie will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For further information, please contact Christie on: 01189 521 812 or

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £34,000 - dependent on experience. The position will require working across both HMP Bure and HMP Wayland.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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