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Lead Psychosocial Recovery Practitioner : HMP Leicester

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP Leicester, a local Cat B male Prison.

HMP Leicester is a fast paced remand prison, patients come straight from court/community, working alongside primary care and mental health you will care for patients with complex health needs.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in providing the successful and effective delivery of Substance Misuse services within Offender Health. To work as a senior substance misuse practitioner within a multi-disciplinary team in a prison setting, providing care to patients with complex substance misuse problems, from the point of entry into the prison system to re-entry into the community so that re-offending is reduced, and the health and social functioning of prisoners is improved.

To provide high quality patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for people with substance misuse problems working to both harm reduction and health promotion / recovery agendas.

To provide effective substance misuse care services for prisoners, which deliver against required standards, e.g. Key Performance Indicators, Prison Health Performance Quality Indicators and demonstrate value for money, improve the mental health of individuals, enabling the service to compete as provider of choice to local commissioners.

To provide management and leadership of the junior staff, delegating duties to junior staff, and sharing your knowledge.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Directorate provides healthcare to 9 prisons and a short term holding facility. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

To co-ordinate and lead the team in the provision of psychosocial interventions.

To work alongside the recommendations made for the continuity of care for those with substance misuse conditions .

To provide advice, guidance and leadership in respect of mental health and concurrent substance misuse needs.

To provide managerial supervision to team members.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Significant demonstrable experience within the substance misuse field with evidence of appropriate continued learning


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with and interviewing clients on a 1:1 basis and building good service user relations
  • Significant experience of planning and being in charge of a ward/unit


Desirable

  • Experience of working in criminal justice setting


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of current substance misuse related issues
  • Understanding of equal opportunities issues within healthcare in criminal justice


Desirable

  • Awareness of local networks to support the delivery of SMS


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group
  • Ability to participate in and understand multi professional teamwork
  • Teaching, influencing, negotiation, and supervision skills


Desirable

  • Experience of training delivery


Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Leicester

116 Welford Road

Leicester

LE2 7AJ



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