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Clinical Nurse Manager - Substance Misuse - Band 7

Job Description

Bristol Community Health Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation providing high quality community healthcare services across the city and neighbouring areas.

Our Values help us to deliver our core mission - Person Centred Patient Care. We know that we work better together, so naturally we strive to deliver excellence through collaborative and innovative working across the organisation. As an employee you will be invited to become a shareholder in the company and have a say in shaping our future direction.

We currently follow the 2016/17 Agenda for Change national pay scales and pay a Living Wage. We recognise NHS continuous service for annual leave entitlement and offer access to the NHS pension scheme.

Clinical Nurse Manager - Substance Misuse - Band 7

At Bristol Community Health we are passionate about providing high quality patient centered care to all our patients within five prisons (HMP Eastwood Park, Bristol, Ashfield, Leyhill and Erlestoke). If you share these same values and would like the opportunity to join an organization that has a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering healthcare to female offenders at HMP Eastwood Park, then read on.

HMP Eastwood Park is located in South Gloucestershire approx. 1 mile from J14 M5. It is a female prison catering for 360 women who are on remand, awaiting trial and having short sentences. We have a dedicated Substance Misuse unit and a modern Healthcare Centre, where we aim to deliver services equal to that in a community setting

We are looking for a Clinical Nurse Manager to lead and ensure the overall delivery of the Substance Misuse service within the prison. Within this role you will be responsible for the delivery of relevant clinical pathways and provide high levels of clinical and professional support in the areas of substance misuse.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to undertake a 30 hours a week, year-long fixed term contract to cover the career break of the current post holder

We put patient care at the heart of everything we do and we require staff of the highest standard that share our vision. We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse who possesses significant performance management ability and experience of developing key working relationships with all levels of management. Knowledge of evidence-based practice in substance misuse is desirable but not a pre-requisite. There is no requirement for previous experience working in an offender healthcare setting.

Informal visits are recommended and encouraged as this will provide the opportunity to gain an increased awareness of the prison environment and diverse range of services we deliver to patients.

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.

Registered Nurses working in a prison setting also receive 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).

We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the diverse healthcare that is delivered to this complex group of women. Candidates are welcome to come for a tour of the healthcare facilities and find out more about the environment, for more information please Janet Mountford on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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.

Current BCH employees who are successful in their application for this post will transfer automatically to the Total Reward Terms and Conditions upon appointment if they have not already done so. This will not apply to new and current posts which fall under the Children's Community Healthcare Partnership (CCHP) for the 12 month interim period from 1st April 2016. During this time BCH are delivering these services in partnership with Sirona health and care CIC and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust. Standard NHS Terms and Conditions including Agenda for Change pay scales will apply to all current and new CCHP employees.

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.

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. If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are deemed to have been received.

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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