Prison-Based Urgent Care Nurse/Paramedic – Band 5
Looking for a role that’s different from all others? If so, look no further – you’ll find with us in the Healthcare Team at HMP Bristol. Because all good healthcare staff should go to prison!
Where you’ll work
HMP Bristol is a men’s only remand prison comprising up to 614 occupants, the majority staying for less than 12 months. The facility is based just off of Bristol’s iconic Gloucester Road, and places emphasis on supporting the needs of prisoners.
Amongst these needs are healthcare. Bristol Community Health, in collaboration with other partners in the InspireBetterHealth scheme, help to provide healthcare support through the provision of clinics, pharmacy and medication, substance misuse, and specifically for this role, urgent care/rapid response.
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 re-offending and encourage people to make better life choices. So if you’re looking for career-building challenges and fresh opportunities, you’ll find it all here.
What you’ll do
This role will require candidates to operate on a rota accommodating all working hours, as our service operates 24/7. This includes weekend and Bank holiday shifts. Candidates can request to work strictly on night shift only for this team.
Joining our multi-disciplinary team, you’ll attend emergencies, making clinical assessments at the scene of individual’s general safety and then proceeding to provide treatment as required. In doing so you’ll administer medications, provide triage, treat minor ailments, and work collaboratively with the Substance Misuse Team, Mental Health team, prison staff and the ambulance service.
What we can offer
Bristol Community Healthis 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. You’ll be supported throughout your time with us, with many chances to undertake further training and development.
There’s other perks. On top of your basic salary, you’ll also earn a Secure Environment Allowance of £1,250 per annum. Additionally there’s access to HMP Bristol’s staff-only café, a choice of attractive pension schemes (including the NHS Scheme), and more.
What we’d like from you
We’ll require you to have an NMC or appropriate HCPC registration. In addition, you’ll ideally have experience gained in a similar urgent response environment, whether this be as a paramedic, in A&E, a Rapid Response service, or otherwise; however, this is not critical as full training will be provided. You’ll also be capable ofworking effectively with external agencies and understand the importance of contributing to a good team dynamic.
You’ll thrive on the diversity and variety of work on offer, and be eager to step-up to challenges, autonomously and assertively. You’ll also relish the opportunity to improve outcomes by building relationships with those in your care, enjoying a more rewarding role in the process.
As part of the recruitment process, you’ll also be required to possess or undertake an Enhanced DBS check and following this undergo prison security vetting. For more information on this, please contact HMP Bristol’s Healthcare team on the contact details attached or the Recruitment Team on 0117 440 9013.
About Bristol Community Health
Bristol Community Health care a not-for-profit social enterprise, that delivers NHS high-quality healthcare services across the South-West. As well as healthcare within prisons, we help communities through end-of-life care, school nursing, diabetes support, physiotherapy and many more services. In doing so, we focus on improving healthcare in the community for the benefit of all.
We’re proud that we’re a Community Interest Company (CIC) and not-for-profit social enterprise. As a social enterprise, we trade for social and environmental benefit. Our profits are not distributed to shareholders, but are rather re-invested back into our organisation to consistently improve upon the services we provide – re-investment that will help people live healthier lives.
Because we’re a social enterprise, we can be more flexible in our approach. We also welcome innovation which helps us to deliver better care – for example, all of our community nurses use mobile working, which reduces bureaucracy and frees up time to care. At the same time, we align to the NHS’s Agenda for Change principles, allowing us to offer the attractive pension scheme and the same salary scales that would be expected from NHS organisations.
To arrange a visit of the healthcare facilities and to find out more about the environment and the diverse range of services we deliver to patients, please contact Emily Delve, Urgent Care Manager, on 01173723328 / 07810851894.