Substance Misuse Clinical Nurse Specialist NMP

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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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.

Working within prison healthcare 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.

An exciting opportunity has been created for a Nurse Non-Medical Prescriber working in a full-time position within our Substance Misuse Services across 2 HM Prison sites including HMP Ranby, HMP Lowdham Grange ).

Based at HMP Ranby you will be part of a high motivated and skilled team who provide integrated healthcare (physical healthcare, mental health and substance misuse services) to around 1080 patients.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will need to hold a qualification as a Non-Medical Prescriber and will be undertaking independent prescribing practice working alongside the medical team at HMP Ranby & Lowdham Grange.

The post holder will be expected to provide assessment and treatment, including the prescribing of medications. The role will focus on working in the Substance Misuse Service alongside the Service Manager, reviewing and adjusting opiate substitute medication as part of the prescribing practice through the use of the clinical management plan.

The post holder will be an experiencedNon-medical Prescriber with specialist knowledge in substance misuse and be able to provide advice to GPs andother relevant professionals and service users on opiate substitute medication and symptomatic relief.

The post holder will contribute to governance and audit, ensuring that service delivery focuses on the quality agenda and that dignity, privacy and respect is afforded at all times to service users.

The post holder needs to have an understanding of all aspects of security and safety consistent with working within a custodial framework.

About us
Band 7 Nurse Prescriber.

We are looking for people who share our values
  • We are non-judgemental
  • 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 ............

The Directorate provides healthcare to seven Prisons and one Immigration Removal Centre in the counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. As such you will be part of a large peer group of 400+ 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.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please note this post requires the post holder to work across 2 of Nottinghamshire Healthcare's Nottinghamshire's prisons, including, HMP Ranby (base), HMP Lowdham Grange.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity.

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Person Specification
  • Qualification as a Non-Medical Prescriber

  • Experience of working in substance misuse
  • Experience of prescribing opiate substitute medication
  • Proven experience of working within integrated services
  • A good knowledge of evidence based psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of Nurse Led substance misuse Triage, a good knowledge of substance misuse disorders and the ability to establish therapeutic alliance with patients.
  • Experience of working in criminal justice setting
  • Experience of close working relationships with a variety of statutory agencies and other external organisations
  • Proven ability to influence practice and implement change
  • Experience of teaching and development of staff

  • Experience of working in a foresic setting
  • Experience with identifying audit requirements and audit programmes

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