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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Offender Health Practitioner-Mental Health (Development Role)

Job Reference: 810-CH3237

City Health Care Partnership CIC
810 PRH - Prison Nursing Hull 743242
HMP Hull & Humber
£24,907 to £30,615 pa/pr

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) is an independent, co-owned “for better profit” and co-owned Community Interest Company providing high quality local health and care services in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, Wigan and St Helens.

Our vision is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do and we are looking for exceptional people to work with us to provide the highest possible care to the people who use our services.

We deliver over 50 diverse services in community settings, helping to minimise the need for acute care in hospital. We employ around 2,400 people, which means we have lots of opportunities for progression and development; we recognise enthusiasm, innovation and dedication and are keen to give colleagues with these qualities a chance to shine.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality patient care and our core values of service and excellence, equality and diversity, creativity and innovation and co-operation and partnership help us to do this. We want people who join CHCP CIC to share these values, which are firmly rooted in our culture along with the seven Cs of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment and candour.

As an inclusive and engaged employer we have well established staff network forums providing an excellent opportunity for staff from under-represented groups to be involved in discussion and decision making, encouraging a diverse workforce.

Our organisation is positive about employing people with disabilities. Let us know if you need any extra support

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Offender Health Care Practitioner (Development role)

Band 5-6

CHCP is offering a fantastic opportunity to the right candidate to have a full career development pathway working in a prison environment.

This is a specialised area of work with a challenging environment but can be very rewarding for the right candidate

The prison services in HMP Hull and HMP Humber are currently transforming the service to develop a new clinical team that integrates Primary Care with Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation services.

The right candidate will have the opportunity to work in a fast developing service moving from this band 5 to 6 development role through to becoming a fully trained ACP following several years of ongoing training and development.

We are looking for exceptionally motivated, loyal and enthusiastic individuals with appropriate clinical proficiency and experience to join the developing team of practitioners within City Health Care Partnership Community Interest Company (CHCP CIC) Offender Health Care Services.

CHCP CIC is committed to providing enhanced quality healthcare services. The post holder will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide services to meet the Primary Care, Urgent Care, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation needs of those people residing in HMP Hull and HMP Humber (East Riding).

Applicants must have a Nurse or Paramedic Registration

For the right candidate there will be further career opportunities in service to develop skills by applying for ongoing career developments as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner by completing the nationally recognised ACP University course subject to completing all competency modules leading up to this point, including a period of consolidation at each stage.

This post starts as a development role. The initial role is at band 5 for a clinician who has suitable clinical knowledge who will then move to the Band 6 position on completion of university courses and in house competencies.

The post holder will be required to undertake a wide range of clinical duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Telephone triage of patients using decision support software,

  • Develop skills under clinical supervision to see and treat patients presenting with minor illnesses or injuries,

  • Involvement in mental health assessments to support the Mental Health Team

  • Support the Drug and Rehabilitation Team (DART)

    The post holder will be required to complete university minor illness and injury qualifications alongside in-house competencies which once successfully completed the role progresses to a band 6 position.

    Once established as a Band 6 Practitioner the post holder will initiate clinical assessment including history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment and onward referral where appropriate using a range of advanced skills and knowledge for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.

    The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standard of clinical care is provided for patients within HMP Hull and HMP Humber.

    Clinical practice shifts are 24 hours a day / 7 days a week 365 days of the year and include daytimes, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Applicants should only apply if you can commit to working a full range of shifts.

    There will also be a need to support other service areas by working across HMP Hull and HMP Humber to support any staffing shortfalls due to sickness, training or annual leave. Applicants should only apply if you can commit to working in either area to support the needs of the service.

    Applicants who do get shortlisted for interview will also be invited to visit the prison area to get a better understanding of the service and prison environment and have a more detailed discussion about daily duties of the role prior to interview.

CHCP CIC is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants. Please see ‘Positive Assets’ link below for more information.

If this role requires the successful candidate to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, this check will form part of the recruitment process and the cost of the check will be recovered from the successful candidate upon commencement of the employment/new role. Please note that this check will be charged to you in four monthly instalments when you commence employment/start your new role with City Health Care Partnership CIC.

CHCP CIC employees have access to an excellent range of benefits; for further information, please click on the ‘staff benefits’ link.

Please note if you are not successfully shortlisted the status of your application will be updated to ‘unsuccessful’ on this site.

For successful applicants an Inter Authority Transfer will be requested from your most recent NHS Employer to transfer details such as salary information and training details. If for any reason you do not wish for an IAT to be requested, please inform HR.

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