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Dual Diagnosis Nurse- Substance Misuse- Offender Health

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)

The Trust provides a large range and diversity of adult secure services in the East Midlands as well as secure services in South Yorks and Bassetlaw, Wathwood Hospital. The Division is in a unique position of providing its services across the full care pathway for several patient groups requiring forensic care. It is therefore part of two New Care Model programmes that aim to provide better support in the community and reduce reliance on secure beds to improve outcomes for service users and their families. The portfolio of High, Medium and Low Secure services are grouped as follows and include:

Services are delivered from a number of sites including:
  • High Secure inpatient beds at Rampton Hospital;
  • Medium Secure inpatient beds at Arnold Lodge & Wathwood Hospital
  • Low Secure inpatient beds at The Wells Road Centre
  • Community Forensic Services;
  • Integrated Offender Health Services
  • Liaison with the Criminal Justice System in Nottinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

  • 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 8 Prisons for a prison population of over 10 000. 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 are committed to working in partnership with prison services, 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.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A dynamic and challenging area where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and lifestyles of a group of patients who have often neglected their own health and who have face multiple barriers to addressing their substance misuse problems.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is an ambitious integrated care provider delivering mental health, learning disability, community and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire and neighbouring counties. The Trust has a strong reputation within the health and social care sector for delivering high quality services as well as its financial plans. The Trust has also consistently featured as a top NHS organisation in national staff and patient surveys.

The Offender Health Directorate of the Trust is an innovative and growing directorate providing integrated healthcare in 8 prisons in Lincolnshire, Leicester and Nottinghamshire, and outreach services into 2 prisons. The post holder will therefore be part of a multidisciplinary team based within a prison healthcare team.

You will take a lead role in providing the successful and effective delivery of substance misuse services in HMP Lowdham Grange. Working with men from arrival in the prison through to release back to community , working with psychosocial / recovery staff to assess , plan and implement care and addressing both harm reduction and health promotion recovery agendas. Leading junior staff , providing professional guidance, supervision. This role will also include medication administration including OST .

The prison and healthcare have worked together to develop a new drug recovery wing using pillars of recovery and will be implementing digital tools to support men receiving care. Peer support and a clear programme engaging with families all facilitate successful achievement of the mens goals in recovery.

Working closely with mental health and physical health teams the holistic approach to care needs requires staff with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work across the integrated pathways to ensure that individual needs of men are met.

You will be an Registered Nurse (Adults or Mental Health) with demonstrable experience in substance misuse with associated professional development. Evidence of knowledge of current drug misuse issues, and how this relates to healthcare in the criminal justice system, with skills in establishing therapeutic relationships.

The role will be expected to provide a service including evenings and weekends on a rostered basis.

Person Specification
  • oRegistered nurse RGN or RNMH

  • oAdvanced professional qualifications (RCGP)
  • oNon Medical Prescribing Course (or willingness to attend)

  • oCertificate/Diploma in Counselling

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