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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2019.

Prison Healthcare Assistant - HMP The Mount

Job Reference: 812-19-108-AS

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Prison Healthcare Assistant
Healthcare, HMP The Mount, HP3 0NZ, Bovingdon
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS Community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire. We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children. We deliver our services in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 2,500 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.

Prison Healthcare Assistant, Band 3, up to £20,795 p.a. + High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro-rata).

Healthcare Department,

HMP The Mount,


Hemel Hempstead,


Permanent Contract

37.5 Hours per week

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has a truly exciting opportunity for a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant to join the Healthcare Team at HMP The Mount. Our small team of Nurses and Healthcare Assistants provide multiple aspects of care to diverse group of patients. This is a unique chance to work in one of the broadest scopes of practice.

The Healthcare Assistant will have the opportunity to work with specialist consultants, nurse specialists, GP’s, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and many more MDT roles!

The Healthcare department at HMP The Mount is a Nurse Led Service and you will have the benefit of support from Senior Nurses and clinicians 100% of the time.

Additional benefits to working at HMP The Mount Healthcare department include:

  • No Night Shifts
  • One in four weekends (With the opportunity of overtime)
  • Free Parking
  • The chance to practice autonomously working within a small and supportive environment
  • Great training opportunities and investments
  • Access to free gym facilities
  • Access to NHS car lease scheme
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire.

An opportunity to visit the department and meet the team may be arranged and is strongly recommended!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Scott Spilsbury or Lisa Ford on 01442 836571 for an informal chat or email /

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We will communicate any interview arrangements with applicants via e-mail so it is advisable that you check the email address you give on your application on a regular basis.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delayed.

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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