Assistant Practitioner Physical Health

  • HMP Whatton, New Lane, Whatton, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Job Description

Assistant Practitioner Physical Health

Location: HMP Whatton

Full-time: £22,000 per annum, 37.5 hours per week

Care & Custody work in partnership with 14 National Police Forces to pro-actively reduce re-offending. 

Our teams are developed with accredited training and career path opportunities in a trailblazing "Nurse Led" service. 

We deliver 1st class forensic medical services into police custody suites across the UK and are looking for exceptional people to join our teams. 

To work as part of the Prison Healthcare team, providing support to patients and the Integrated Healthcare Team over a 7 day working week.

Job Duties: 

  • Organise and facilitate own clinics within own scope of competency
  • Report health abnormalities identified during screening and other clinics to the registered nurse on duty
  • Assess client needs, showing empathy and reassurance to patients
  • Undertake a range of health promoting activities
  • Ensure clinical environments are prepared and maintained according to policies and procedures
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous written information and record keeping
  • Maintain confidentiality and a professional image at all times
  • Contribute towards ordering, distribution and maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain stock control for medical consumables
  • Undertake wing based duties alongside other members of the health team
  • Assist GP with minor procedures
  • Attend emergency responses within the Prison 
  • Support the administration of medication alongside competent others


Essential to the role:

  • Have been continuously resident in the UK for at least 36 months.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Competent in oral and written English. 
  • Previous experience obtained within a custodial environment would be desirable.

Additional Information

In return for your dedication and commitment we offer:

  • Structured career development in a people centered company
  • Fast track opportunities for exceptional team members
  • £250 Refer a Friend Scheme
  • A huge benefits package including pension schemes, private medical cover, share schemes and MiDeals discount scheme with over 3000 offers available from your favourite retailers, leisure and utilities companies.
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