General Practitioner - South Yorkshire Prison Cluster

Are you looking to develop your GP career in an environment like no other?

Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment?

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a challenging and rewarding role?

Then look no further… 

Care UK were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP YOI Hatfield, Moorland, Doncaster and HMP Lindholme and will take over the services from 1st September 2017; we are 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. 

To ensure the continued quality of care across the cluster we’re looking for a General Practitioner to support us and the existing team in this new venture.


So what can we 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 Job:


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.


Job Requirements


You will need to be MBChB or MBBS qualified and be registered with the GMC and on a PCT Medical Performers List. 

Although it is not essential, 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 although we are happy to accept part time or bank applications. The salary for this role is £90,000 per annum (pro rata for part time applications).

This role will be working across the South Yorkshire Prison Cluster, and will be asked to work between the 4 sites.

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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