Healthcare Assistant – Hanham Secure Health

Healthcare Assistant
Job Reference: VA83

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a Healthcare Assistant looking for variety, challenge and
something a little bit different.

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Open the attached HSH – Healthcare Assistant (LEY) – Job Profile (to apply) or contact our recruitment team via

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Hanham Secure Health is a private healthcare organisation delivering NHS commissioned primary
care services to patients within secure environments. We help to deliver holistic healthcare services to
those individuals within some of the local criminal justice system settings. We currently operate within
secure settings across the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire area.

We don’t just offer employment; we offer the chance to become a part of a team, a service, a culture
and a family. By bringing together the unique and varied mixture of experiences, opportunities and
challenges that secure healthcare offers, and through the continuous encouragement and support of
our employees to learn and develop in their roles.

Our focus and aim is to support, develop and motivate our workforce and, in return, to have a
workforce that is skilled, competent and confident in taking care of our patients.


We are seeking a Healthcare Assistant to join our Physical Healthcare team to provide a range of
physical health services to the adult male patients at HMP Leyhill.

This site comprises, nursing, advanced clinical practice and GP services, all of which come together
to provide high quality planned primary care and urgent/acute care and clinical substance misuse
support services. The HSH team works alongside the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS
Trust (AWP) mental health team.

Assessment of patient needs, delivering healthcare provision, responding to medical emergencies
and assisting registered staff with administering medicine or prescribed treatment programmes and
interventions (within guidelines of relevant professional bodies) will be some of the key duties in this

The success of this role relies on strong administration skills, effective communication, the ability to
work effectively within a team and on own initiative, as well as a willingness to be flexible and to


Our ideal candidate will have a Care Certificate, NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
as well as Basic Life Support (BLS).

You will need previous experience of working within primary care and/or delivering primary care
services with evidence of continued professional development post-registration. A warm, person-centred approach to caring for patients is a quality we look for in all our people.
You will need to be competent and confident in autonomous working, critical thinking and evidence
based clinical decision making, whilst working within a multi-disciplinary team as well as have good
organizational skills to support the smooth running of the physical health service.

Previous experience of working within a secure environment or a mental health setting is not required
and the successful candidate will receive robust induction and training, as well as on-going training,
supervision and mentoring. HSH supports and promotes further learning, development and, where
possible, promotion, tailored to individual needs and preferences.


We offer competitive rates of pay and annual leave, as well as a range of employee benefits and
services including: NHS pension, employee counselling service, bike scheme, tech scheme,
apprenticeships and much more.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice

Our ethos is: “invest in, motivate and develop your workforce and your workforce will invest in and take
care of your service”

For us, it’s all about the people.
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The Organisation is an equal opportunities employer

By: | 12th January 2022 | Vacancies

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