Health Care Assistant at Nottingham, England

Application ends: September 28, 2023
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Job Description

Do you want to feel rewarded in being able to deliver a bespoke package of care to address and improve health inequalities to individuals with diverse and complex health needs?

We have a well-established and strong relationships with the prison team, who support us to deliver healthcare safely.

Would you like to work closely with others as part of a wide MDT, including GP’s, Psychiatrists, sexual health specialists, Pharmacists, substance misuse experts, RGN’s, RMN’s, Learning disability nurses, Psychologists and other allied professionals

We deliver a wide range of positive health opportunities to individuals in custody, which is equal to and often above what is offered in the community.

We believe in investing in our staff and there is opportunity and support for progression for the right candidate.

As part of the Offender Health Directorate, Nottinghamshire Healthcare trust deliver healthcare services across 8 different prison establishments.

We provide a Primary Care Service 24/7, a Mental Health and Substance Misuse service over 7 days a week.

It’s the variety of this role which will provide a stimulating experience like no other. You will be able to work autonomously whilst always having the support of a strong team when required.

To assist in activities of daily living, supporting patients to meet their physical and mental health care needs – promoting health and well being.

To undertake, record and report clinical observations as directed by the registered clinician.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records, to maintain the safety of healthcare records.

To support and assist the all clinicians to provide appropriate healthcare provision across the Physical Health, Mental Health and Substance Misuse Care Pathways.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


  • Assist the nursing team with the screening of all new prisoners.
  • Complete routine observations for patients with healthcare needs – including, weight, Blood pressure monitoring, ECG’s, temperature checks and taking samples for testing.
  • To support with the administration of medications in the role of 2nd checker.
  • To fully support patient with social care needs / sensory loss with activities of daily living, ensuring that they are well cared for within the prison environment.
  • Support and chaperone visiting allied professionals and other professionals as required.
  • support with the checking, stocking, cleaning of all clinical areas.