Substance Misuse Nurse – 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, urgent care/rapid response and, specifically for this role, substance misuse.
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.
Working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering InspireBetterHealth’s substance misuse services within the offender healthcare model, you’ll deliver prescribed treatment programmes to patients on the Substance Misuse Wing. Medicines management will be core to your role.You’ll treat minor ailments and attend emergencies, working alongside the Urgent Care team, Mental Health team, prison staff, and others.
You’ll ideally have experience gained in a similar secure or substance misuse environment, as well as in working effectively with external agencies. You’ll also understand the importance of contributing to a good team dynamic.
What we can offer
Bristol Community Health 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. 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
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.
We’ll require you to have an NMC registration. In addition, you’ll ideally have experience gained in a similar secure or substance misuse environment, although this is not vital: full training on working in the prison environment will be provided.
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 Kirsty Hughes on 0117 372 3145.
Closing date: 20/10/2019