General Practitioner

Shaftesbury, Dorset
31 Mar 2017
30 Apr 2017
Career Level
GP (salaried)
Contract Type
Full Time

GP - HMP Guys Marsh

Break in to prison healthcare!

Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with career development?

Then look no further…

Situated in Shaftesbury Dorset, HMP Guys Marsh is a category C training  resettlement prison, taking adult males aged 21 and over and an operational capacity of 570+. Care UK will start delivering NHS healthcare services at HMP Guys Marsh on 1st April 2017.

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care. 

We are working with the current healthcare provider at HMP Guys Marsh towards a seamless transition to us and in April, the existing well established team will transfer across to us. To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Guys Marsh, we’re looking for a GP to support us and the existing team in this new venture. 

So what do we have to offer?

We recognise training and development is key, therefore we training centre to facilitate for your needs. You will gain insight and training in Mental Health and Substance Misuse.

If you are new to offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role.

In this environment we appreciate flexibility around working hours hence we are willing to accommodate part time requests. We offer 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 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, cycle to work scheme.

About the role:

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. 

About you:

MBChB or MBBS qualified, you’ll be registered with the GMC and on a PCT Medical Performers List. RCGP1 part 1 is desirable.

Further job information:

The full-time role will be working 40 hours per week on a rota basis across 7 days. The salary for this role is £95,000.

Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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