Care UK
14 Oct 2016
Chelmsford, Essex, England
A&E nurse, Practice nurse, Ward nurse
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
Closing date:
13 Nov 2016

Break into prison healthcare!

Care UK are looking for a Deputy Head of Healthcare to join the healthcare team at HMP YOI Chelmsford. This role would be ideal for someone with a strong clinical/nursing background. HMP YOI Chelmsford is a category B male adult prison and young offenders institution.

About Care UK

Care UK is 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/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

About the Job

As the Deputy Head of Healthcare you will be responsible for the effective day-to-day operational management of all clinical services across the prison. You will manage all service level agreements, ensuring performance-monitoring standards are adhered to and the highest standards of care are maintained. As the registered CQC Manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring compliance with the essential standards of quality and safety. The Deputy Head of Healthcare will deputise for the Head of Healthcare in their absence and support them across the range of their duties. A full job description is available on request.

Registered Nurse (Adult) qualifications and experience are essential and you will be able to provide evidence of your leadership. You’ll have undertaken management training. (RMN or Nurse Prescriber qualifications and experience are desirable). You'll come from a strong clinical background and be able to provide evidence of leadership ability. An understanding of Primary Care issues and the Offender Health environment are highly desirable. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week and there will be a requirement of some on-call working so flexibility is a must for this position. The salary range is £38,000 - £42,500 per annum depending on experience. Care UK benefits include - 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays 10 days paid sick leave, 2 x life assurance and a company contributory pension scheme (2-5%). Interviews are taking place on Monday 26th September. Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

About Care UK

At Care UK, everything we do is about putting people first.

Find out more, and you'll soon see why we've achieved immense success in the rapidly changing health and social care sector. And you'll find that, because we're growing all the time, you'll have more opportunities to build your career.

Whatever area you work in, we've got a lot to offer you.

What We Offer You

Ask any one of our people what sets us apart, and they're likely to mention the training we offer. Which is something we're hugely proud of. Of course, the exact details vary between our separate divisions, and even within them - but the underlying ethos is the same across the board.

Firstly, we're totally committed to helping you do a good job - and giving you all the skills, knowledge and training you need to perform it to the best of your abilities. Whether you're a care worker, an HR manager or a consultant, we'll make sure you're equipped to excel. And with regular refresher courses on offer, we'll see to it that you're constantly up-to-date with best practice, new thinking and emerging techniques in your field as much as possible.

But that's just the start. As well as empowering you to do a great job, we'll make sure you've got our support to progress in your career. Of course, if you're happy where you are, we'll make sure you stay that way. But if you're ambitious to move up to the next level and beyond, there's no better place to work than Care UK.

As any number of our team members will tell you from personal experience, we're passionate about growing people internally. So if you've got the proactive approach, determination and enthusiasm we're looking for, there's often no limit to how high you could rise with us.

Because we appreciate what you do and respect your contribution to our success, we'll reward you with excellent benefits. Obviously, these will reflect the level you're at and the job you're doing - but all our people enjoy the work-life balance we offer, a friendly team environment and much, much more. Above all, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're with an employer who really cares about you.

Our working population is as diverse as the people using our service and, as such, we welcome applications from every part of society.

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