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Substance Misuse Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at HMP Peterborough in the Integrated Substance Misuse Team. We are looking for an individual who possess a caring, positive attitude and is dedicated and conscientious. Good communication abilities, compassion and organisational skills are paramount. The candidates will have the ability to lead by example and work well in a team. A strong interest in working with prisoners is essential.

HMP Peterborough is a local Category B prison. It is England's only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, including a mother and baby unit, who are kept separate at all times. The prison is located in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and accommodates up to 360 femaleand 868 adult male prisoners.

We are a warm and friendly team who pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care. The successful candidates will benefit from an extensive supernumerary induction period, alongside regular supervision and appraisals and be encouraged to undertake training so why not drop us a line and come and have a look around.

In addition to the benefits offered under the NHS terms and conditions of service, this post additionally attracts a Recruitment and Retention incentive of �5000 for the successful applicant/s paid over the first 18 months of employment (given probation / supervision standards are met), Please note incentive payments are not applicable to existing NHFT substantive staff. Terms and conditions apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a specialist interest in substance misuse and complete clinical observations and assessments on substance misuse patients.

The post holder will ensure the provision of research based high quality care to patients in HMP Peterborough in accordance with local and national policies.

The post holder will undertake various duties within HMP Peterborough, including acting as a responder to emergencies, screening patients in reception and on the wings, triaging patients and holding nurse led clinics.

The post holder will demonstrate leadership qualities and always set an example to junior staff through their own behaviour and attitude.

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

The post holder will be responsible for supervising and supporting junior staff / students and support their development and education.

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

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

About us

NHFT promotes a culture of learning to improve the care and safety of our patients and staff, which focuses on people who enable our Trust to be 'outstanding' by supporting opportunity, innovation, development and growth.

As ahealth and wellbeing organisationhere atteam NHFTwe are dedicated to continuallyinnovateandstrive to make a differenceto our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas withsafe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy and the changing demands of our community.

Here at NHFT we pride ourselves on our 54321 roadmap, pictured here which encompasses ourPRIDE values,leadership behaviours,teams,enablersandour missionall of which are driven byour vision of 'being a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care'. We are extremely proud to say this has also been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our CQC rating ofOutstanding for team NHFT.

Our core strategy is to be anemployer of choice,a great place to workand be known for adiverse and inclusive culturewhose staff feelvalued. 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

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

Application Criteria


  • One Year hospital experience
  • Substance Misuse knowledge/experience
  • RCGP 1

Application criteria desirable


  • Prison/secured services setting experience
  • RCGP 2
  • Substance misuse level 3 qualifications or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Peterborough

Saville Road



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