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Healthcare Assistant BRIDGEND £23,290.77

Healthcare Assistant

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £23,290.77 |
Posted: 4 Jan 2022 |
Closes: 1 Mar 2022 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11099

Role Responsibility:

Healthcare Assistant

HMP Parc, CF35 6AP

40 Hours per week 

£23,290.77 per annum


Job Spec

This HCA post involves working within a multidisciplinary healthcare team in a secure setting providing primary care, with a difference. The successful candidate will be an excellent team player who works closely with patients, the wider health care team ensuring comprehensive care is provided to patients. The successful candidate will undertake various duties, including working on the in-patient unit, screening new patients, running clinics and working in partnership with other agencies to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

About the site: G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients. HMP Parc is a Category B men's private prison and Young Offenders Institution in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales and is the only privately operated prison in Wales. We currently hold 1600 men.


  • Provide health and social care, under supervision from a registered nurse, to ensure an efficient health and social care service is delivered in line with professional, contractual and company standards.

  • Undertake assessments of offenders to report observations to registered nurse or other qualified healthcare professional as required.

  • Provide advice, within area of competence to offenders as agreed with qualified healthcare professional.

  • Work alongside qualified healthcare professionals to deliver clinics and treatments, including health promotion initiatives as agreed by Line Manager.

  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to assist in ensuring the delivery of an effective health and social care service.

  • Clean equipment and other items, as required, so that they remain safe, serviceable and ready to use at all times.

  • Act in accordance with current procedures in order to maintain security and Health & Safety at all times.

  • Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.

  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.

  • To work at all times within the bounds of confidentiality, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.

  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.

  • To operate within the equality and diversity framework.

  • Experience of working within a team

  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment

  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy

  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice

  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).

  • Operate in accordance with G4S policies and procedures, adhering to legislation and best practice, undertaking further training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.

  • Any additional duties as negotiated with your Line Manager.


The Ideal Candidate:


Essential Skills

  • required to be registered with Social Care Wales 
  • Experience of working within a team

  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment

  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy

  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice

  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people

  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels


Desirable skills as a HCA: 

  • NVQ Level 3 Care
  • Experience of working within a secure environment

  • Evidence of working within a ‘value for money’ service

  • Driving License.


  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme

  • Subsidised healthcare plan

  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving

  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )

  • Refer A Friend Scheme

  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a minimum 5 year checkable employment and education history including criminal record vetting. To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK.



Disability Confident 

A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS.  At that time Level 2 was awarded.  Submission was recently made for re accreditation - but this time for Level 3 - and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).  



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