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Service Manager - Substance Misuse Service: HMP Fosse Way

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager/Clinical Matron in Substance Misuse 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.

To be responsible for the service delivery and leadership of the Substance Misuse Team within the Prison.

To be responsible for the day to day organisation and smooth running of the multi-disciplinary team providing a service to a diverse caseload of patients who are presenting with substance misuse problems, detoxification requirements, including the administration of medicines

To lead and coordinate a team of healthcare professionals in the delivery of effective clinical and psycho-social management of patients who have a wide range of health issues.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare delivery in prison is never dull or predictable - itis very rewarding. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences to you as a qualified professional. The role of the Clinical Matron/ Service Manager is to manage the Substance Misuse pathway and the staff working within it, providing supervision , clinical expertise and advice for those involved in the care of the patients with substance misuse issues. The team comprises of mental health nurses, NMP, GP, Psychosocial Practitioners, Psychologists and Pharmacy technicians who together provide assessments, diagnosis , support, harm minimisation and care of patients with ongoing, acute/chronic health and substance misuse conditions. The team provides medication administration , 1:1 care , case management and group work .

The Substance Misuse service covers the prison 7 days a week. The Healthcare team has a good working relationship with the Prison as has been noted by recent reports from Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons , Public Health England and in a recent Health Needs Analysis commissioned by NHS England.

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 role is pivotal in leading and co-ordinating a high quality, safe, effective and efficient service to meet the needs of the patient population across the prison establishment

To lead effective Substance Misuse services for patients, which deliver against required standards,

To demonstrate innovative practice, whilst collaboratively working with multiple stakeholders, maintaining clinical efficacy, enabling the service to compete as provider of choice to local commissioners.

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.

Person Specification
  • A current professional registration e.g. nursing RMN/RGN, O.T, Social Work, RCGP1 & 2
  • Master's degree or willingness to work towards this
  • Evidence of CPD

  • Mentorship qualification
  • Independent Non-Medical prescriber V300

  • Experience of Managing teams and substance misuse services
  • Experience of performance Management
  • Knowledge and Experience in the provision of care to the complex needs of Substance Misuse patients
  • Extensive experience of working within clinical and psychosocial substance misuse services
  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system

  • Experience of developing services

  • Good Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interface across Clinical pathways
  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches used in secure environments including the Recovery Agenda
  • Knowledge and experience of risk assessment and implementation

  • Teaching and influencing negotiation and supervision skills
  • Excellent patient focused assessment skills
  • Investigative skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team as a senior member and represent nursing perspective in a variety of settings
  • Commitment to clinical and managerial supervision

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