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Substance Misuse Nurse - HMP Low Newton

Role Responsibility:

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same? We are a friendly and well-established team looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Substance Misuse Nurses.

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

HMP/YOI Low Newton is an all-female prison situated 4 miles from Durham. It caters for females aged 18 and over who are on remand, as well as sentenced female prisoners. The prison takes all categories of prisoners including those serving life sentences. HMP/ YOI Low Newton has an operational capacity of 348.

A full range of Primary Care Services and preventative services are provided to the women who are held at Low Newton. The nursing team works closely with GPs, the integrated mental health team, drug and alcohol services, dental services, opticians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, sexual health services, and Prison Staff to ensure that the health and wellbeing of the prison population are met.

Our nursing team consists of Primary Care Nursing staff, Registered Nurses and Health Care Support Workers.

We welcome full time and part time applications from experienced and newly qualified nurses. Newly qualified nurses will be supported through a Preceptorship Package and further training.

We support nurses to participate in physical assessment skills training and prescribing courses, where appropriate, and place a high value on development and career opportunities. The opportunity to extend clinical skills are offered through access to training with our partner Universities, Health Education England and the NHS Leadership Academy.

Benefits as a Substance Misuse Nurse:

  • GBP23,628 - GBP30,246 per annum
  • Golden Hello of GBP1500* (GBP500 on starting; GBP1000 after 12 months)
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme
  • G4S Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers
  • G4S Box Office: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events
  • O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband
  • Eye Care Vouchers - Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Love to Shop Campaigns

Job Outline:

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, you will promote an agenda of recovery from the dependence of drugs and/or alcohol and which supports the goals of reducing re-offending, increasing re-integration into meaningful and sustained occupation and improving social and family relationships.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills as a Substance Misuse Nurse:

  • Part 1 NMC registration
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

Desirable Skills as a Substance Misuse Nurse:

  • Evidence of further development of own clinical practice
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • RCGP 1and 2 in substance misuse
  • Hold a Nurse Practitioner qualification

G4S value excellent patient care and has a dynamic approach to nursing in a complex setting. We welcome visits to the prison due to the uniqueness of this nursing setting. We offer competitive rates of pay for successful applicants, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Offers are subject to terms and conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise. The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.

*T&C's apply

23628.00 - 30246.00 GBP Annual

Substance Misuse Nurse - HMP Low Newton

Durham, UK

Published on 13 Aug 2019