Are you looking to work within a service that offers and promotes outstanding care to its patients?
If the answer is yes, then we are looking to recruit flexible, enthusiastic individuals to work in our prison healthcare service at HMP Long Lartin. Our General Practitioners are extremely valued and are well respected members of the Prison Healthcare community. We deliver first class healthcare to a diverse group of patients and therefore as a General Practitioner at Practice Plus Group you get the opportunity to further develop your knowledge in areas you wouldn’t usually experience within a practice, or even A&E environment.
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic General Practitioner to join the team at HMP Long Lartin to cover 6 sessions over 3 days, details of which can be discussed at interview. We appreciate flexibility, and therefore can accommodate sessional requests.
HMP Long Lartin is a High Security Prison holding adult men. There is an 8 bed dedicated healthcare unit, including End of Life Facilities. Health in Justice deliver healthcare in a Prison setting comparable with a Community GP Practice. There are Primary care and Mental health nursing staff, Healthcare assistants, Recovery workers and Administrators all on site. Additionally other clinicians attend the Prison to deliver care such as the Dentist, Physio, Podiatrist, Optician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist.
What will you be doing?
As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in clinical governance/effectiveness activities.
It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training (management of substance misuse and/or blood borne viruses) as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever-changing needs of the patients.
You would be part of team made up of GPs, Clinical Leads, Pharmacists, HCAs and Paramedics. Working alongside subcontracted Psychiatrists, CPNs and Psychosocial Workers, you will work flexibly assessing patients on the wing (if required) making professional autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems. You'll receive patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and make assessment of their health care needs and will develop a safe care plan with the patient for their presenting/existing health problem(s).
You'll provide appropriate ‘safety netting’ to allow for any deterioration or change in the patient’s condition, working closely with the site Lead GP. As part of this role, you'll have allocated study time to assist with and conduct clinical audits, attend occasional clinical governance meetings and have exposure to other clinical management areas such as medicines management, the investigation of incidents and complaints, and service development.
What do our current GP's say?
‘As a full-time salaried GP and Clinical Lead, working for Practice Plus Group has provided me with stability, opportunity and resources to be able to do my job well. My work load is manageable and I am well supported by an excellent team who are keen and well-motivated. I am able to get involved in service development and commissioning as well as being supported with study leave for appraisal and professional development’. - GP at HMP Isle of Wight
We recognise training and development is key, therefore we provide a training portal to facilitate your needs as well as have an in-depth induction for all staff whether you have experience of working in prisons or not. In order to set you up for success in your role, you'll have the opportunity to to visit our other sites within the West Midlands, where you will gain insight into Mental Health and Substance Misuse, as well as access to a variety of training opportunities. You'll also have the opportunity to work towards your RCGP level 2 and other qualifications should you wish.
MBChB or MBBS qualified, you’ll be registered with the GMC and on a PCT Medical Performers List. RCGP1 part 1 is desirable.
So what do we offer?
Excellent work/life balance and a supportive environment, as well as a competitive annual salary plus payment of MDU/MPS subscription and CPD days. Furthermore, should you wish there are plenty of opportunities for extra shifts and overtime. We also offer company benefits and schemes including company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, EAP, access to bank hours, cycle to work scheme, alongside free GP designated parking on site.
HMP Long Lartin offers free car parking, an onsite Gym with a reduced membership rate. You also have access to an onsite café for lunch. You will gain the opportunity to work with an experienced Health in Justice GP as part of the induction process.
If you think this role sounds perfect for you, then apply today or if you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Sinclair on Ben.Sinclair@practiceplusgroup.com.
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
Practice Plus Group is a specialist provider of NHS services into prison healthcare across over 45 different prisons, young offenders and immigration removal centres. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments.
Practice Plus Group’s mission is Access to Excellence. Our core values are;
we treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated,
we act with integrity
we embrace diversity
we strive to do things better together.
Patients can only access excellence if we commit to living our values in everything we do when we’re at work.
If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!