Substance Misuse Prison Nurse

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Market Drayton
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust are looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Nurse, RMN, RGN, RLDN, to join our integrated Substance Misuse in-reach team at Stoke Heath Prison. The role is a band 5, 37.5 hours per week and is ideal for those wanting to take the next step in career progression.

The post holder will be working within the in-Reach team delivering interventions with those affected by substance misuse, working alongside the Secondary Mental Health team providing psychological interventions to those requiring support.

Experience and previous knowledge of substance misuse would be beneficial, but not essential. We will provide training, support and regular 1:1s to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed in this role.

The Trust offers excellent terms and conditions that reflect new and innovative ways of working.

Main duties of the job

Under the supervision and direct management of the Integrated Substance Misuse and Mental Health Manager, you will contribute to the provision of high quality substance misuse services which provides recovery focused clinical treatment for the prison population within Stoke Heath HMP.

To work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach which promotes service users as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery.

To work collaboratively with other services to provide interventions to support and motivate service users and meet their needs through all stages of their individual recovery journey.

Flexibly support the out of hours service delivery during specific service demand.

To act as named nurse / care coordinator for a specific group of prisoners and provide care under the supervision of the clinical service manager. To deliver specific psychosocial interventions to this group of prisoners and liaise with other professionals regarding progress and outcomes.

To ensure that practice remains abreast of new developments and to develop and maintain standards and implement change in respect of this.

To liaise with other professionals and agencies both statutory and non-statutory and to provide a link between the prison and community

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as named nurse / care coordinator for an identified group of service users within the clinical caseload providing recovery focused, evidence based clinical practice to facilitate effective treatment decisions.

Engaging with the prisoners who have substance misuse problems, to address their individual issues working alongside the medical and psychosocial therapies teams to improve health and social functioning.

Initiate service users safely onto clinical treatment regimes ensuring that clinical protocols are constantly reviewed to promote best evidenced clinical practice linking to National Guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

Undertake assessments and having the responsibility for documenting the plans of care plans ensuring they remain current and that standards of record keeping are adhered to. To take an active role in auditing and maintaining standards of record keeping for this group of prisoners.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, NMC Registration, Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Qualified nursing experience in relevant areas. Evidence of good practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Stoke Heath HMP

Market Drayton


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