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Healthcare Support Worker - Prison Health

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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HMP Usk and Prescoed
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum
01/06/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



We are looking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 3 HCSW to join the prison healthcare team within HMP Usk and Prescoed. HMP Usk is a category C closed prison situated in Usk Town and accommodates approximately 270 Male Prisoners. HMP Prescoed is a category D Open Prison situated 3 miles outside of Usk, and accommodates approximately 230 Male Prisoners. The post holder will be required to work across both prisons.

Undertaking HCSW duties, such as, phlebotomy, spirometry, the post holder will be responsible for working with patients to improve their health working under the direction of a registered practitioner.

They must possess excellent communication skills, be able to work flexibly, have an aptitude to adapt to an ever changing environment and demonstrate a willingness to develop skills and expertise within this role.

The post holder will be expected to work within ABUHB and HMPPS justice policies and defined protocols, adhering at all times to the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers in Wales 

A full induction programme will be provided.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


Closing Date: 1st June 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Alison Ryland Senior Nurse/ Head of Healthcare via telephone on 01291 671657 or email for any further information or to arrange an informal visit.