Healthcare Assistant – Prison (Shifts)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent, Temporary part-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary Negotiable

Updated 21 hours ago

Reference 1364950

 Job Description

Healthcare Assistant - Prison (Shifts)

Prison Setting | Healthcare Assistants | Mental Health | Agency | Temporary

Bond Healthcare are currently recruiting for MENTAL HEALTH trained healthcare assistants who are have their clinical observations training. 

You will be placed in to temporary/ ad hoc shifts in a prison setting – either in Belfast or Lisburn. 

You must have have experience working in a mental health hospital setting. Prison clinic experience is desirable. 

Healthcare Assistant duties:

  • Assist in patient/ service users with fundamental nursing care in all aspects of the activities of daily living, as delagated by registered staff, for example – washing, toileting, eating and drinking
  • Patients care and support plan – Undertaking tasks detailed in the patients care plan, making recommendations for improvement
  • Confidentiality – Responsible for the careful handling of personal possessions and private documents
  • Health and Safety – Making sure that the patient and employee environment is kept to a high standard of cleanliness and ensure that everything is tidy and in order
  • Observations and Monitoring – Observe and monitor patients to ensure the highest standard of care, make recommendations when needed and monitor patients progress
  • Teamwork – Working alongside a healthcare professional, carrying out activities delegated to you, ensuring that a high standard of care is provided at all times
  • Work Independently – Have confidence to work on your own and use your initiative when needed
  • Compliance – Comply fully with the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols as relevant to healthcare staff

Healthcare Assistant experience;

To join our agency as a healthcare assistant it is essential you must have at least 3 months, recent, full time paid experience working in a ward setting- carrying out personal care to patients. 

  • It is absolutely ESSENTIAL to have at least 3 months recent experience on providing care within a Mental Health hospital setting
  • Clinical Observation training is ESSENTIAL (We can help you obtain this training)
  • Outstanding communications skills – written and verbal

Benefits for our Healthcare Assistants;

  • FREE TRAINING! – All theory training can be completed on our brand new eLearning portal on our Bond Healthcare website
  • Competitive pay rates that is paid weekly!
  • Free Bond Healthcare uniform
  • Work patterns that are flexible to suit your lifestyle
  • Days and nights available – your choice what shift hours you work!
  • Work in a high skilled team
  • An experienced, dedicated team at Bond Healthcare who will help you every step of the way.

**Please note an Access NI Enhanced Disclosure will be required for this position.

Bond Healthcare is a specialist health and social care agency with an in depth sector knowledge, giving you unrivalled access to a quality service and an agency upon which you can rely.

How to apply – 

If you are a Healthcare Assistant with mental health experience please apply via our online application process, by emailing Rebecca your experience or CV to or by calling 028 90 270 747 

Please include all recent experience in Mental Health. 

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Bond Healthcare is a trading name of Bond Search & Selection Ltd. We operate as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business. We adhere to all relevant legislation and offer services regardless of age, race, gender, disability or religious belief.