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Salaried GP for HMP Cardiff


Main area
6 months (This is an initial 6 month Fixed Term contract with the potential to extend.)
Part time - 5 sessions per week (One to Three Sessions per week available)
Job ref
HMP Cardiff
£58,808 - £88,744
Salary period
31/10/2021 23:59



Salaried GP for HMP Cardiff

An exciting opportunity is available for a GP/GPs to join the prison healthcare team at HMP Cardiff, One to five  sessions per week.  This is an initial 6-month Fixed Term contract with the potential to extend.   Also to include contribution into a rota for Saturday/Bank Holiday Reception Session.

About the prison

HMP Cardiff is a category B remand prison, with an operational capacity of around 800 located in the centre of Cardiff, with good transport links.

About the role

If you are looking for a varied and challenging role within this unique area of healthcare, then look no further. 

As a prison GP, you will be enthused by the real opportunity to make a difference to the men who will be accessing healthcare with a wide range of chronic mental and physical health problems, including substance misuse problems.

Working as part of the Multidisciplinary Team, you will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patients that will inform their future management and care plans. You will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training as well as the management of substance misuse, mental health and blood borne viruses and you will also have the opportunity to develop skills to provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff. You will also be key to the further development of service to ensure we evolve to the changing needs of our patients.

 About you

You will be a registered GP, included on a Medical Performers List.

A background in one of the following areas would be advantageous; Communicable Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Minor Surgery, Psychiatry, Substance Misuse, Trauma and Orthopaedics. The RCGP Part 2 certificate in substance misuse would also be advantageous, however, if you are new to this field, you will be fully supported to develop into this role through a period of induction and training.

Next steps/further information

Want to find out more about the role? Informal discussions are welcomed if you e-mail in the first instance or mobile 07912 471197

Please note that this role is subject to Cardiff and Vale UHB Terms and Conditions and offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS and prison vetting.

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

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynne Topham
Job title
Locality Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07912 471197