Substance Misuse Nurse x2

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire / Woodhill, Buckinghamshire
£25,000 - £34,000
30 Jan 2014
28 Feb 2014
Nursing Field
Community Care, Hospital

Substance Misuse Nurse x 2
HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes
Permanent, 37.5 Hours per week
£25,000-£34,000 per annum


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with people who are affected by offending and substance misuse within a prison establishment. This position requires a nurse with appropriate and valid registration with the NMC and experience of working with individuals who use alcohol /substances.

We are looking for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting people with substance misuse and experience of coordinating interventions with clients.

The post holder will need to be comfortable with the Recovery principles in addictions, ITEP and NICE guidance on detoxification and stabilisation protocols. The individual should demonstrate skills to ensure that the care delivered, is specific and evidence based, adhering to service user’s needs and will be required to hold a small caseload and have a proven track record of supervising and managing individuals to deliver such interventions.

Good communication skills written and verbal are essential. Confidence to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with an interest and commitment in group work. This is necessary as participation in the units group programme is a requirement Team working is essential.

For this role you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check and Enhanced Counter Terrorism Clearance.

For an informal discussion please contact: Wendy Burke, Service Manager or Rachel Palethorpe, Recovery Manager on (01908 72) 2082/2278.

Closing Date: 5pm, 3rd February 2014
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed