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Bank Healthcare Assistant

Medical Services

Bank Healthcare Assistant

Bank Healthcare Assistant

Gatwick IRC, RH6 0PQ

£10.49 per hour

Job Outline:

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


  • 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.

Job Requirements:

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 Licence.

The benefits and rewards of working for such a large organisation are:

• Company pension scheme with employer contributions
• G4S Life Assurance Scheme
• G4S Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers
• G4S Box Office: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events
• O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband       
• Child Care vouchers
• Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
• Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan       
• Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
• Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)

About G4S

G4S Medical Services is the leading provider of evidence based clinical services to the NHS and Police in the UK.

We specialise in:

  • Forensic Medical Services to the Police, completing over 100,000 assessments per year
  • Primary Care to 7000 offenders and detainees in Prisons and Immigration Removal Centers (IRCs)
  • Specialist healthcare services within Secure Training Centre's (STCs)
  • Operating and management of Sexual Assault Referral Centre's (SARCs)
  • Provision of non-emergency Patient Transport Services

Job information

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    Per Day
  • Industry:
    Healthcare Services
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    General/Other: Medical/Health
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