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Substance misuse clinical manager

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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HMP Bedford is a Category B prison for adult males over the age of 18 years. It is a local and remand prison with a population capacity of 380.

The post holder will oversee HMP Bedford Substance Misuse Team to ensure the provision of research based high quality care to residents with substance misuse concerns in accordance with local and national policies.

The post holder will demonstrate leadership qualities and set an example to the team through their own behaviour and attitude at all times.

The post holder will oversee the provision of day to day substance misuse services and general healthcare services in the absence of the other clinical leads

The post holder will participate in audits, research and project work as requested.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring supervision, appraisals and mandatory training is completed in line with NHFT policies.

The post holder will develop and support the concept of change, contributing ideas whilst demonstrating awareness of issues.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and set an example to all staff through their own behavior and attitude at all times.
  • Report and be responsible to the Head of Healthcare and represent them at meetings as required.
  • Oversee the provision of day to day substance misuse services, general healthcare services and pain management in the absence of the other clinical leads
  • Be responsible for ensuring supervision, appraisals and mandatory training is completed in line with NHFT policies.
  • Ensure staffs adhere to Trust policies, procedures and standards and work within the guidelines of the NMC code of conduct at all times.
  • Organise own workload and manage time effectively.
  • Attend multi - agency and multi- disciplinary meeting, both internally and externally, representing Healthcare and NHFT in a professional manner
  • Participate in formulating and reviewing healthcare standards and objectives.

About us

As a health and wellbeing organisation here at team NHFT we are dedicated to continually innovate and strive to make a difference to our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas with safe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy and the changing demands of our community.

Our mission, making a difference for you, with you was chosen by our staff and stakeholders. It means in everything we do and through every service we provide, we want to make a positive difference in people's lives - for those we care for, those we work with and those who work with us. Everyone is part of our team.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Lead the substance misuse team to ensure the delivery of safe, clinically effective and cost-efficient care to residents.
  • Work in close conjunction with the primary care, mental health, and psychosocial teams to provide holistic care.
  • Provide advice to members of the team on the management of complex substance misuse issues.
  • Utilise a wide range of communication skills, treating residents with respect and empathy at all times.
  • Actively participate in and support clinical audit and clinical governance systems at a local level, including the collection of data.
  • Undertake risk assessments and take appropriate professional action when the nature of the behaviour, symptoms or illness is likely to lead to self-harm or injury to others.

Ensure nursing practice is fully reflected in the use of the Trust electronic record system.

Person Specification

As part of the application


  • NMC registration
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to risk assess, triage and manage complex services
  • Drive to manager change, develop services, and meet the ISMS strategy


  • Substances misuse experience working within the field
  • Prison knowledge/experience
  • RCGP Level 1 qualification
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management
  • RCGP Level 2 qualification
  • NMP

Evidence on the application


  • Liaise and work collaboratively with others whether Service User, staff in your team or other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of trust values
  • Awareness of the services at HMP Peterborough


  • Manage time and resources
  • Flexible in order to meet the needs of the team

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Bedford

St loyes Street


MK40 1HG

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