Are you looking for a change in your career? Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career developments? Then look no further… 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. HMP Oakwood is the biggest prison in Europe holding 2106 Adult Category C prisoners with a diverse range of nursing needs. Care UK from 1st April 2018 will also be delivering the social care needs of our patient group. The role will be an experience like no other requiring a diverse and mixed nursing skills and background. To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Oakwood, we are looking to recruit a Lead Healthcare Assistant. What do we have to offer? We have high class, state of the art facilities within our healthcare setting; based in a modern prison. We recognise training and development is key, therefore we have an onsite training centre to facilitate for your needs. You will gain insight and training in Mental health and Substance Misuse. If you are new to offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role. About the Job As Lead HCA you will form part of the Healthcare management team, having direct line management responsibility for the Healthcare Assistants in the team. You will also have the extended skills to deliver a wide range of clinics. The Job Requirements You must have a NVQ level 3 in health services. Clinical skills must include ECG, Phlebotomy, cannulation and wound management. It goes without saying that you’ll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations. Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities by managing your own time. Further Information The full-time role will be working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis across 7 days. The salary for this role is £20,000 - £24,000 per annum (Pro-Rata for part time) dependent on experience with company benefits and schemes. We welcome informal visits and therefore please contact: Jeff Parker or Heidi Llewellyn on 01902 799 851 to arrange these. Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.