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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/07/2020.

Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 847-20-KL-V870

Spectrum Community Health
847 HMP Full Sutton - 1036
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Spectrum Community Health CIC is a community owned, award winning health provider.

Our recent success at achieving four new contracts demonstrates our policy of innovation and continuous improvement is testimony to our committed, talented teams.

As a social enterprise our profits are reinvested into our staff and services and we benefit from being independent, large enough to provide a level of security, yet small enough to be able to make things happen.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide healthcare services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, from diverse backgrounds, who present a full range of general, mental health and recovery concerns.

HMP Full Sutton is a long term high secure estate, situated on the outskirts of the historic city of York.

Spectrum CIC are seeking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious Healthcare Support Worker to work within the environment, which provides specialist care to service users based on a community model.

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, the post holder will compliment and form a key part of the Multi-Disciplinary healthcare services within HMP Full Sutton by providing high standards of individualised care for patients and supporting the operational requirements of delivering Prison Healthcare across Primary care, Mental Health and Substance misuse services to support the delivery of holistic care packages within our integrated services.

The post holder will undertake delegated duties covering the patient journey from reception of prisoners into prison through to their discharge through the gate.  This includes reception screening, providing agreed care packages, undertaking appropriate physical health observations, undertaking clinics such as Phlebotomy clinics, ECG Clinics and NHS health checks, sexual health and health promotion.

The post holder will also be expected to work as part of the emergency response team as required.

The post holder will have the skills to support patients showing low level mental ill health and withdrawal from illicit substances by providing support in accordance with agreed care plans.

The post holder is required to pass all of Her Majesty's prison security checks and will be expected to undertake training appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area of work and in line with a specialized competency framework.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days annual leave, each year rising to 33 days after 10 years service (excluding bank holidays). You will also automatically become a member of the NHS pension scheme and will receive an excellent package of pension benefits which are one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

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  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

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.

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