Substance Misuse Nurse

London (Greater)
05 Mar 2014
02 Apr 2014
Job Type

Job Summary       
Join our team of dedicated healthcare professionals at HMP Brixton, where we use our skills, experience and expertise to promote positive health and wellbeing every day. We’re offering a unique opportunity to put your extensive training into practice and to fully utilise your substance misuse experience within a secure and dynamic environment. At Care UK, You’ll receive a full induction to the site, ongoing support and a motivational Manager to help you fulfil your role and keep you on track for success and progression. Based at HMP Brixton, you work within a challenging and evolving environment. Holding 800 sentenced offenders, Brixton prison is a category C training establishment and offers real opportunity for rehabilitation, such as the Clink Restaurant. The restaurant has recently opened to the public following the success from the TV series 'Gordon Behind Bars' in 2012.        
Responsible To       
Lead Nurse        
Key Responsibilities       
You will contribute to the positive and aspirational workings of the nursing team by promoting an agenda of recovery from the dependence on drugs and/or alcohol within the client group. Your role will involve the management of clinical detoxification programmes and working with colleagues to assess and manage risk of individuals at reception and throughout their case management.       
Skills & Experience       
To be successful in the this role you will have :- • Exposure to substance misuse / IDTS / DART services • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills • Demonstrable critical thinking skills in clinical decision making • Experience of key-working and care planning • Willing to undertake education/courses relevant to area of practice and service development • Evidence of updating practice and continued professional development • Understanding of clinical governance and its relevance to delivering Health Care in a Prison setting        
• 1st Level RGN or RMN • Current NMC Registration • Post registration qualification in the nursing care, assessment and treatment of substance misuse clients        
Additional Information       
Care UK is one of the country’s leading independent providers of health and social care services and we’re growing fast. We already number 22,000 people UK-wide and we’ve plans to take on 10,000 more in the next few years. Specifically within our Primary Care business we operate in 21 prison services where we work with all types of offenders in all categories of prisons. These are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team, we believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. There's a lot going on and it's a great time to join and be a part of the success. Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references, a DBS check and prison vetting. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU