Break into prison healthcare!
Do you want to utilise your skills as a Paramedic to respond to medical emergencies and to use comprehensive clinical assessment skills to assess and treat/refer minor illness and injuries?
Care UK have an exciting new role within HMP YOI Chelmsford for a Prison Paramedic... You'll use all the very best skills that you use 'on the road' including rapid triage, critical clinical decision making and treatment delivery.
About the Job
As a Prison Paramedic you will provide high quality emergency care and minor injury treatment to patients with both primary care and acute care needs in a prison setting by playing an active part in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patients care.
This role requires a Registered Paramedic to work as part of a team delivering care to patients both within the Healthcare Centres and on the Wings / Houseblocks within the prison environment.
The Registered Paramedic will work as part of a team of Primary Care Nurses within a HMP site.
The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff. You must be able to assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge them or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals / external agencies. The HMP sites are clinical facilities which require an individual to have the ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast pace environment, in line with the protocols and policies of the local Service and Care UK, and professional bodies.
A full job description is available on request.
You will be a qualified Paramedic with current HCPC registration and have a ALS/ATLS/PALS Qualification for Paramedics.
We'd like to see evidence of post registration experience including evidence of working in any of these following clinical areas;
Accident & Emergency
Primary Care environments
Minor Injuries / Illness Units
We'll also be looking out for Paramedics with experience of autonomous practice, working within a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to demonstrate critical reasoning skills and decision making.
About Care UK
Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country.
The circumstances that bring people to prison are also complex and varied, our wellbeing approach adopts the premise no single factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
Further Job Information
We have opportunities for Paramedics on a part time and bank basis only.
The salary range for this role is £24,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience) pro rata.
Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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