Prison-Based Healthcare Assistant, Medicines Management – Band 3 Job Bristol, BS7 8PS

Bristol Community Health CIC – Bristol, BS7 8PS

Permanent – £18,813 to £20,795 + £1,250 per annum

Who We Are

Bristol Community Health is changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics, in-home patient care to support in schools and prisons. Ours is a people first model where care is delivered in the best place for the person who needs it, by people who are constantly striving to excel. We’re evolving care all the time, researching better ways of working, more efficiently, for less cost and with better outcomes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us working in a prison environment, where we’re delivering the kind of holistic care that goes beyond health to reduce reoffending and encourage people to make better life choices. If you’re an experienced Healthcare Assistant looking for new, career-building challenge and fresh opportunities, you’ll find it all here.


The Role

Joining our Medicines Management service, you’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, helping to provide healthcare to patients who are in custodial care. Amongst other things, you’ll assist in providing health assessments of all patients, managing the healthcare needs of patients, and the administration of medicines with the support of registered Healthcare Professionals and Nurses. In doing so, you’ll be an asset to patients within HMP Bristol, helping them in turn to manage their own healthcare long-term and maintain better, healthier lifestyles upon release.

This role operates on a pattern of varying shifts of 7.5 hours each. Candidates will be required to work a range of days in these shift patterns, including weekend and bank holidays when needed. These shift arepatterns primarily early starts, from 7am.


Who You Are

Along with some experience as a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll also be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent. Just as importantly, you’ll thrive on the diversity and variety of work on offer, and be eager to step up to challenge, autonomously and assertively. You’ll also relish the opportunity to improve outcomes by building relationships with the people in your care, enjoying a more rewarding role in the process.

Bristol Community Healthcare is focused on improving healthcare in the community for the benefit of all. That includes nurturing a people first environment where your professional development is supported and encouraged, and your hard work rewarded.



For more information please contact Jo Cadwallader, Pharmacy and Medicines Management Team Leader on 0117 372 3328.