Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Full Job Description
The Swinderby Residential Short-Term Holding Facility will hold up to 39 adult men for a period of up to 5 days.
As part of a small team, you will be part of a team offering a holistic package of care to a vulnerable group of men ensuring any immediate healthcare concerns are managed, prescribed medications are continued, and a safe discharge is facilitated. An important part of your role will be to offer emotional support to this group of men at an uncertain time in their lives.
Working as part of a small team you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our patients, who are often not in receipt of essential healthcare services in the community – for a variety of reasons.
As a Healthcare Assistant, you will work closely with the nursing team to support patients who are accessing Healthcare whilst at Swinderby.
As a key member of the Healthcare Team, you will contribute to a wide variety of care being delivered from initial assessment / screening for all new patients, clinical triage, emergency response, and the care of minor illness and injuries.
You will play an active role in providing a positive healthcare experience to a group of patients who are usually identified as experiencing poor health outcomes.
Whilst in our care you will support patients to become more aware of their own health needs and offer advice and guidance around health promotion.
You will work closely with our Home Office colleagues to provide a high standard of safe and patient centred healthcare services.
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?
Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.
The Directorate provides healthcare to 8 prisons and one Short Term Holding Facility. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.
We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.
In this role you will:
Support GP and nurse led clinics including assisting with minor surgery.
Support registered nurses in maintaining general and specific patient observations and record all relevant information.
Undertake technical and clinical procedures following appropriate training and assessment, for example, venipuncture, wound assessment and care, urinalysis, ECG recording, physical observations, peak flow measurements and obtaining specimens.
Follow protocols and patient pathways in response to patient need.
Report health abnormalities identified during general health checks to the Senior Nurse on duty.
To work within the offender healthcare team to undertake a range of health promotion activities, for example sexual health screening and advice, smoking cessation clinics.
Support the registered nurse in responding to health emergencies.
Provide health escort duty to hospital if the senior nurse has assessed it as appropriate.
Ensure that the clinical environment is prepared and maintained according to health and safety, infection control policy and report any incidents to senior staff.
Facilitate the monitoring and maintenance of supplies of materials and equipment within the care environment.
Please note that this post may not meet the pay and skill level required for a Skilled worker visa
Successful applicants with no prior NHS experience would normally be placed at the bottom of Agenda for Change Band 3. This salary is below the minimum salary required for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker / Health & Care visa. In these circumstances the Trust would not, therefore, be able to sponsor for a Skilled Worker / Health & Care visa.
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