Checking Technician – HMP Bristol, BS7 8PS

Bristol Community Health CIC – Bristol, BS7 8PS

Permanent – £24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Looking for a Pharmtech role that’s different from all others?

If so, and you’re a registered Pharmacy Technician (GPhC) or Nurse (NMC), look no further – you’ll find with us in the Healthcare Team at HMP Bristol. If you would like the opportunity to join a forward thinking and innovative organisation with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of offender healthcare, then read on. Because all good healthcare staff should go to prison…

Bristol Community Health is the leading provider of healthcare in five regional prisons. We work in partnership, as InspireBetterHealth, with pharmacists, nurses, dentists, GPs, and mental health professionals from other providers to support and encourage service users to take ownership of their health.

This post is based within the Pharmacy Team at HMP Bristol, located just off of the popular Gloucester Road. HMP Bristol is a Category B adult male prison, catering for men who are either convicted or on remand. The majority of serving sentences of less than 12 months.

Specifically, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Accredited Checking Technician to join us on a full-time basis. You’ll be part of an integrated health service, carrying out ACT duties and leading the pharmacy team in providing an efficient and high quality pharmacy service – including stock supplies, medicines dispensing services and advice to patients and multidisciplinary colleagues within the IBH cluster of 5 prisons.

This isn’t a job for everyone. You’ll need to be non-judgmental, resilient, and dedicated. In return you’ll be rewarded through being part of a wider healthcare team that delivers care beyond health – in helping educate your patients to make better life choices, in turn reducing the likelihood of reoffending. This is a real opportunity to gain unique experience and to develop your Pharmacy career to the next level.

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 opportunities for learning and development, access to HMP Bristol’s staff-only café,a choice of attractive pension schemes (including the NHS Scheme), and more.

Please note as part of the recruitment process for this post you will be required to undergo both a DBS check and prison security vetting.

Candidates are encouraged to come for a visit to the pharmacy department and find out more about the prison environment and the diverse range of services we deliver to our patients. Please contact Kirsty Parker – Pharmacy Operations Manager at HMP Bristol on 0117 372 3002 for more information.

Closing date: 21/07/2019