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Senior Substance Misuse Nurse RMN

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum (Pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
15 Aug 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 7 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.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking for people who share our values
  • We are non-judgmental
  • We are caring
  • We have integrity
  • We put the patient first
  • We are committed to team work
  • We are proud to work for the NHS

Do you share these values ? If so , read on

We expect you entered the healthcare profession as you wanted to have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and lifestyles of a group of people who have often neglected their own mental health and well-being. Healthcare at HMP Leicester gives you the opportunity to make this difference to a group of people who traditionally have had high psychiatric and social morbidity but have also faced multiple barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare.

Working at HMP Leicester, in Leicester, you will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team who provide integrated healthcare (physical healthcare, mental health and substance misuse services) to around 300 men.

The directorate provides healthcare to eight prisons and one Immigration Removal Centre in the counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. As such you are part of a large peer group of 300 + healthcare professionals with access to appropriate peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust enjoys a good reputation as an employer offering applicants the opportunity of an interesting role in a developing and stimulating environment but also with access to a range of established terms and conditions of service and access to continuing professional development and access to NHS pension scheme. Additional developmental opportunities are available across a wide range of Trust services that include Rampton Hospital, Arnold Lodge and Wathwood Medium Secure Units, Wells Road Centre low secure unit, Criminal Justice and Liaison services as well as a range of mental health and learning disability services and a variety of specialist services.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!
If you still arent sure whether this is for you - get in touch anyway and come and see for yourself .
Person Specification
  • First level registered nurse RGN or RNMH
  • Significant Demonstrable experience within the substance misuse field with evidence of appropriate continued learning

  • Certificate/Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced professional qualifications (RCGP)
  • Non Medical Prescribing Course (or willingness to attend)
  • ENB 998

  • Significant demonstrable experience within the substance misuse field with evidence of appropriate continued learning
  • Experience of working with and interviewing clients on a 1:1 basis and building good service user relations
  • Experience of close working relationships with a variety of statutory agencies and other external organisations
  • Significant experience of planning and being in charge of a ward/unit

  • Experience of working in criminal justice setting
  • Experience of carrying out PAD's and supervision
  • Experience of training delivery

  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicators at all levels
  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group
  • Ability to participate in and understand multi professional teamwork
  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Ability to work without direct supervision

  • Evidence based therapeutic skills
  • Demonstrable project management skills

  • Understanding of current drug issues
  • Awareness of other issues relevant to healthcare within criminal justice
  • Understanding of equal opportunities issues within healthcare in criminal justice
  • Understanding of relevant Local and National Strategy

  • Awareness of local networks to support the delivery of SMS
  • Understanding of problematic drug misusing offenders

contractual Requirements
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

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