Make a difference from day one!
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a qualified Pharmacy Technician, Nurse or Paramedic or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history.
We are the market leader in Health in Justice healthcare, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the UK.
Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skill, we want to meet you!
HMP Oakwood is the largest prison in Europe, holding 2106 Category C male offenders. HMP Oakwood’s large modern healthcare facilities enable us to deliver “Exceptional Care” to our patient group. We provide a range of both physical and psychosocial health care service, including long term conditions, primary care, wound care, sexual health, mental health services, substance misuse, social care and pharmacy.
Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?
Then a role in this progressive prison healthcare environment may well be for you.
A bit about the job...
You will work closely with the existing primary care team, pharmacy team and on site pharmacist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service to the prison population.
You can expect to provide medicines management services to assist and support the primary care team to deliver effective clinical intervention and provide pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professionals ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate. The role requires the ability to administer medication and manage processes whereby patients are supported to manage their own in-possession medications effectively.
The Pharmacy Technician will also assist with the implementation and development of pharmacy support to all wings in the prison which includes, where appropriate, counselling of patients on the correct use of medication.
In return for your hard work you will...
Receive an annual salary of up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience; free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support.
The post will involve shift work over a 7-day period to include weekends and Bank holidays.
We offer 25-days annual leave plus 8 public holidays (pro-rata for part time) and contributory pension scheme.
We also offer CPD, revalidation support, free online and face to face training, regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme and online discounts.
Onsite benefits at HMP Oakwood include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.
How will we support you in your employment?
• Bespoke induction
• Competency framework
• Regular clinical supervision
• Supported development into specialities such as diabetes or asthma
• Regional and national career development opportunities
• Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
• Support from the wider team
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by our Internal Recruiter for this role. They will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Oakwood if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.
Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Full time and part time opportunities will be considered for all of the above posts.
Note that shifts patterns for all of the posts, with the exception of the GP post will involve shift work, working over- 7-day rota which will include weekends and Bank holidays.
We actively encourage applicants to contact Jeff Parker, Head of Healthcare or Tracie Ellis, Deputy Head of Healthcare for an informal discussion regarding the posts:
Jeff.Parker@careuk.com- 01902 799841
Tracie.Ellis@careuk.com- 01902 799841
(*Strictly no agencies please*)
We also offer the opportunity for informal visits and shadow shifts on site to experience the environment prior to any offers of employment post interview.