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 a registered Nurse looking for new, career-building challenges and fresh opportunities, you’ll find it all here.
Joining our multi-disciplinary team in a safe environment providing planned care, you will assess patients in a clinic setting using a ‘see and treat’ model, referring to other services as necessary. The role will include nurse led services including long term condition care, health promotion and education, general health assessments, responding to emergencies, wound care, management of minor injury and illness.
Planned Care clinics take place during the daytime on weekdays only. Therefore there is no requirement to work weekends or night shifts.
We work closely with prisoners to help improve their overall health and wellbeing as well as meeting their individual health requirements during their time in prison. You will be a valued member of a team where you will be supported by colleagues, a team leader, clinical manager and heads of healthcare. You will be expected to use initiative and will need to assess and manage patients appropriately. An interest or experience in long term conditions is desirable.
You do not need to have had previous experience of working in a prison setting as a thorough local induction and training package will be provided.
This role will be based on a Monday – Friday working pattern.
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.
Working in a prison setting offers a secure environment allowance of £1,250 pa, pro rata, in addition to basic salary. The recruitment process requires prison security vetting which should begin within ten working days of you receiving a job offer.
Candidates are encouraged to come for a visit of the healthcare facilities and find out more about the environment and the diverse range of services we deliver to patients.
For more information, please contact the Planned Care Office on 0117 372 3375.