Substance Misuse Nurse

Henley on Thames, GB-OXF
Competitive Salary
13 Sep 2016
11 Oct 2016
Nursing Field
Prison Service
Job Type

Break into prison healthcare! HMP Huntercombe is a 430 bedded Cat C prison holding adult male, foreign national prisoners who have been identified by the Home Office as meeting relevant deportation criteria. We're looking for a Substance Misuse Nurse to join our existing healthcare team.

About Care UK Care UK, a leading independent provider of healthcare services, is responsible for the healthcare contract at HMP Huntercombe. The service comprises of a Primary Mental Health, Physical Health and Integrated Substance Misuse Team. We require individuals to have the ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast pace environment, in line with the protocols and policies of the local Service and Care UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to work within our Integrated Substance Misuse Team (ISMT). We are seeking dynamic, creative, team players to join as part of a multidisciplinary service. This is an exciting time to support and motivate individuals to take control of their lives and to make changes to overcome dependence on substances and move onto a life free of offending.

Qualifications Essential • 1st Level Registered nurse (RGN or RMN) with current registration within the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Desirable • RCGP 1 in Substance Misuse • RCGP 2 in Substance Misuse • ENB 998 or equivalent Teaching qualification or willingness to undertake.

About the Job As a Substance Misuse Nurse you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff. You must be able to carry out comprehensive assessments, initiate and review individual recovery plans and confidently communicate the full range of treatment options available to service users. You will work with individuals, on a 1-1 basis, providing advice and information. You will support in group work delivery and liaise with prescribers and Recovery Practitioners on clinical interventions. You will occasionally be required to support dispensing. You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. For this role it is vital you have a current registration with the nursing and midwifery council.

• Experience of work with Substance Misusers • Experience of working autonomously • Ability to gain the appropriate level of service user consent • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. • Sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge. • Organisational skills • Assessment skills, including an understanding of risk assessments. • Awareness of health issues relating to substance misuse. • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies. • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person. • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills. • Evidence of knowledge in: - current substance misuse issues - health promotion - clinical governance - national initiatives e.g. NICE guidelines - pharmacology - evidence based practice - Standard for Better Health This is a full time role working 37.5 hours a week on a rota basis. The salary is £24,000 - £30,000 per annum, depending on experience. Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.