Substance Misuse Nurse

Recruiter
Location
London, GB-HMF
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
11 Oct 2016
Ref
HC05681-97028
Nursing Field
Prison Service
Job Type
Permanent

Break in to prison healthcare!Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as a Substance Misuse Nurse? HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a large category B remand prison which can currently house up to 1,296 prisoners, with an inpatient unit of 17 beds and a pharmacy dispensary facility. 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.

About Care UK Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

About the Job We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team. As a Substance Misuse Nurse, 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 must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

As an RGN/RMN 1 with valid NMC registration and preferably RCGP 1-2 in Substance Misuse, you’ll have experience of working with substance misusers, with the ability to work autonomously; with sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge. We’ll want to see evidence of your continued professional development, and a real passion for taking your skills even further. It goes without saying that you’ll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations. Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities. This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis. The salary for this role is £26,000-£32,000 per annum - dependent on experience. We also welcome part time applications. Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.