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Senior Substance Misuse Nurse: HMP Fosse Way

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leicestershire
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Substance misuse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Substance Misuse Nurse to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP Fosse Way. HMP Fosse Way is set to open in mid-2023 and is a Category C Resettlement Prison.

HMP Fosse Way will house 1,715 prisoners and focus on the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration back into society. It consists of 7 House blocks across 4 floors. There is a dedicated healthcare suite located in the main building with also additional multi use rooms across the establishment including rooms for groups or 1-2-1's.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in providing the successful and effective delivery of Substance Misuse services in HMP Services Offender Health. To work as a senior substance misuse nurse within a multi-disciplinary team in a prison setting, providing care to patients with complex substance misuse problems, from the point of entry into the prison system to re-entry into the community so that re-offending is reduced, and the health and social functioning of prisoners is improved.

To provide high quality patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for people with substance misuse problems working to both harm reduction and health promotion / recovery agendas.

To provide leadership to junior staff

To provide effective substance misuse care services for prisoners, which deliver against required standards, e.g. Key Performance Indicators, Prison Health Performance Quality Indicators and demonstrate value for money, improve the mental health of individuals, enabling the service to compete as provider of choice to local commissioners.

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

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 9 prisons and a short term holding facility. 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 also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service 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.

To co-ordinate and lead the team in the provision of clinical and psychosocial interventions.

To provide guidance and support to junior members of the team regarding standards of care for patients.

To provide advice, guidance and leadership in respect of mental health and concurrent substance misuse needs.To provide clinical and managerial supervision to team members.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!
Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • First level registered nurse, RGN or RNMH
  • Significant demonstrable experience within the substance misuse field with evidence of appropriate continued learning

Desirable
  • Non Medical Prescribing Course (or willingness to attend)

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working with and interviewing clients on a 1:1 basis and building good service user relations
  • Significant experience of planning and being in charge of a ward/unit

Desirable
  • Experience of working in criminal justice setting

Knowledge
Essential
  • Understanding of current substance misuse related issues
  • Understanding of equal opportunities issues within healthcare in criminal justice

Desirable
  • Awareness of local networks to support the delivery of SMS

Skills
Essential
  • Ability to engage with and develop a rapport with the client group
  • Ability to participate in and understand multi professional teamwork
  • Teaching, influencing, negotiation, and supervision skills

Desirable
  • Experience of training delivery


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