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Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Assistant to join our Client's healthcare team in Leicester. As a Healthcare Assistant, you will play a crucial role in providing healthcare services to incarcerated individuals, contributing to their well-being and ensuring the delivery of essential healthcare within the prison setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care:

    • Assist in providing basic healthcare services to inmates, including taking vital signs, administering medications, and performing minor medical procedures as directed by the medical staff.
    • Support the healthcare team in managing chronic conditions and acute illnesses among the inmate population.
  2. Medical Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records for each patient.
    • Document all healthcare interactions, procedures, and medications administered in accordance with prison policies and procedures.
  3. Emergency Response:

    • Be prepared to respond to medical emergencies within the prison facility.
    • Follow established protocols for emergency care and summon additional medical personnel as needed.
  4. Medication Management:

    • Ensure the safe storage, administration, and distribution of medications to inmates.
    • Monitor medication compliance and report any irregularities to the healthcare team.
  5. Infection Control:

    • Adhere to strict infection control practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases within the prison population.
    • Promote and educate inmates on proper hygiene and disease prevention.
  6. Prison Security and Safety:

    • Comply with all prison security measures and safety protocols.
    • Maintain a professional and respectful demeanor when interacting with inmates and prison staff.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Healthcare Assistant in a healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Possession of prison clearance or the ability to obtain one is mandatory.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Compassion, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Ability to work in a secure and potentially challenging environment.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications are a plus.

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