Role Responsibility:

Bank Healthcare Assistant

HMP Altcourse , L9 7LH

0.00 Flexi Hours per week

£11.20 per hour

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving sentenced and remand young offender and adult male prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison can accommodate 1,324 prisoners in safe custody. 

At HMP Altcourse we are committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to prisoners in our care. Our healthcare team is staffed 24 hours a day and is made up of qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

 Job Outline: To provide care, under supervision, for the physical needs of offenders in line with professional, contractual and company requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide health and social care, under supervision from a registered nurse, to ensure an efficient health and social care service is delivered in line with professional, contractual and company standards.

  • Undertake assessments of offenders to report observations to registered nurse or other qualified healthcare professional as required.

  • Provide advice, within area of competence to offenders as agreed with qualified healthcare professional.

  • Work alongside qualified healthcare professionals to deliver clinics and treatments, including health promotion initiatives as agreed by Line Manager.

  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to assist in ensuring the delivery of an effective health and social care service.

  • Clean equipment and other items, as required, so that they remain safe, serviceable and ready to use at all times.

  • Act in accordance with current procedures in order to maintain security and Health & Safety at all times.

  • Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.

  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.

  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.

  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.

  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.

  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
  • Operate in accordance with G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice, undertaking further training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.

  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.

  • The Ideal Candidate:

    Essential Skills

  • Experience of working within a team

  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment

  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy

  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice

  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people

  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

  • Desirable Skills

  • NVQ Level 3 Care

  • Experience of working within a secure environment

  • Evidence of working within a ‘value for money’ service

  • Driving License

  • For further information please email: 

    This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.

    Please Note: If you are successful at the interview you will be required to attend site within 7 working days for a vetting interview.

    It is G4S’ current policy (subject to the Equality Act 2010), in the light of the specific work being undertaken, that all [employees] must be fully vaccinated or have had the relevant [“full”]Covid-19 vaccinations [(including any “waiting period”)] by their commencement date. 

    Disability Confident 

    A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS. At that time Level 2 was awarded. Submission was recently made for re accreditation – but this time for Level 3 – and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).

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