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Prison-Based Healthcare Assistant, Medicines Management - Band 3

Job Reference: 822-BCH5105A

Bristol Community Health CIC
HMP Bristol
£18,813 to £20,795 + £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.

Who We Are

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 an experienced Healthcare Assistant looking for new, career-building challenge and fresh opportunities, you’ll find it all here.


The Role

Joining our Medicines Management service, you'll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, helping to provide healthcare to patients who are in custodial care. Amongst other things, you'll assist in providing health assessments of all patients, managing the healthcare needs of patients, and the administration of medicines with the support of registered Healthcare Professionals and Nurses. In doing so, you'll be an asset to patients within HMP Bristol, helping them in turn to manage their own healthcare long-term and maintain better, healthier lifestyles upon release.

This role operates on a pattern of varying shifts of 7.5 hours each. Candidates will be required to work a range of days in these shift patterns, including weekend and bank holidays when needed. These shift arepatterns primarily early starts, from 7am.


Who You Are

Along with some experience as a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll also be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent. Just as importantly, 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.



For more information please contact Jo Cadwallader, Pharmacy and Medicines Management Team Leader on 0117 372 3328.

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.

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