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Prison Care Nurse (Nights Only) - Band 5

Job Reference: 822-BCH5327N1

Bristol Community Health CIC
HMP Bristol
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum, + £1,250 per annum

Bristol Community Health is an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise providing over 50 healthcare services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics and in-home patient care to support in schools, health centres 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 are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.

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 re-offending and encourage people to make better life choices. If you’re a registered Nurse or Paramedic looking for new, career-building challenge and fresh opportunities, you’ll find it all here.

Joining our multi-disciplinary team in a safe environment providing urgent care, you’ll attend emergencies, administer medications, provide triage and make clinical assessments. You’ll also treat minor ailments, working alongside the Substance Misuse Nurse and with prison staff and the ambulance service.

Whether you’re a Registered Nurse or a Paramedic, you’ll also ideally have experience gained in a similar secure or emergency care environment. You’ll also have supervised staff, worked effectively with external agencies, understand the importance of good team dynamics and are committed to professional development. Here, 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.

We have 2 full-time night only posts available at HMP Bristol, these roles will be worked over 3 long shifts in our Urgent Care team.

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.

For more information, to arrange a visit of our healthcare facilities and the prison environment, and to apply please contact Rhian Parker,Clinical Team Leaderon 0117 372 3328.

Clinicians working in a prison receive a prison setting allowance and secure environment allowance of £1,250 per annum (pro rata) on top of their basic salary (as of 1st July 2015).

As part of the recruitment you will be required to undergo prison security vetting and will be expected to complete this within 10 working days of offer.

Candidates are encouraged to come for a visit of the healthcare facilities and find out more about the environment diverse range of services we deliver to patients.


Bristol Community Health (BCH) provides a range of community services 365 days a year, over a 24 hour period. This may result in staff being required to work a variety of shift patterns.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted through NHS Jobs via the email address supplied on your application form. Therefore please check both your NHS Jobs and email accounts regularly for messages. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are deemed to have been received.

If the post is fixed term, current BCH employees who are successful will be offered the role on a secondment basis. The secondment will have to be supported by their current line manager and internal applicants should refer to the Secondment Policy on the staff website for further details. In accordance with policy, internal BCH staff in a redeployment situation will be given prior consideration for any suitable vacancies advertised.

BCH do not pay any travel expenses for attending interviews.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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