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General Practitioner vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC12033
Job location:
HMP Lewes
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1EA
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job closing date:
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 23:59

Make a difference from day one!

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

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 Lewes is a local category B men’s prison for those on remand to local courts as well as those who have been sentenced and those awaiting release. With an operational capacity of 692, HMP Lewes is based in Lewes in East Sussex, within the South Downs National Park. It’s approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove, 35 minutes of Eastbourne and Worthing by car.

Care UK were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP Lewes and will begin delivering services on 1st April 2020; 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/well being 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 Lewes, we’re looking for a General Practitioner to support us and the existing team in this new venture.

Interested in clinical development?

We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. BBV, sexual health, RCGP 1 and 2.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £100,000 FTE per annum - depending on experience and number of sessions worked. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays pro-rata, plus CPD, study leave, re-validation support. FTE equates to 40 hours per week, which is equivalent to 10 sessions a week. Self-employed contracts are also available.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.
Onsite benefits at HMP Lewes include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, as a General Practitioner you’ll provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in clinical governance/effectiveness activities.

It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training (management of substance misuse and/or blood borne viruses) as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever-changing needs of the patients.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Alex Tigwell, the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Alex 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 us on the details provided.

More information

The salary for this role is up to £100,000 FTE - dependent on experience and sessions per week worked.

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.

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