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Substance Misuse Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
HMP Bedford,

Calling all Registered nursed with an interest in Substance misuse

Fancy working somewhere unique, where no 2 days are the same?

Thispost involves working within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team in a Category B local prison providing primary care, with a difference , also providing in house Mental health and also bespoke substance misuse team. Come and learn some fantastic skills working somewhere unique.

Main duties of the job

Primary care / Substance Misuse Nurse, Band 6.

HMP Bedford,

Fancy working somewhere different and exciting?

This post involves working within a multi-disciplinary team in a Category B local prison providing substance misuse support to our residents.

We are seeking a qualified nurse to work within our integrated healthcare team. The successful candidate will represent health care and work alongside the primary care and mental health teams and the prison service to ensure comprehensive care is provided to residents.

The successful candidates will undertake various duties within the prison setting, including screening new residents, performing assessments and reviews whilst working in partnership with other agencies to provide comprehensive care.

Secure environment experience is especially desirable, but not essential. You will benefit from an extensive supernumerary period, access to a full range of training and be encouraged to develop your skills within this role.

If you are not sure why not come and have a look around?

Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines, this includes the wearing of face masks at all times that are approved for use within healthcare. If you have and queries regarding this please contact the named person on the job advert prior to completing your application

About us

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

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 Qualifications Essential
  • RGN / RMN on the NMC register
  • Be educated to post graduate degree level or 18 months post qualification experience.
  • Have experience and knowledge of working in a secure environment (desirable but not essential
  • Have experience and knowledge of working with residents with substance misuse issues
  • Have experience of managing groups of staff, dealing with staff issues and managing performance, sickness and conduct matters,
Skills Essential
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills, ensuring contemporaneous healthcare records are maintained
  • Be able to work in a fast paced, multi-level environment
  • Have experience of data collection, audits and report writing

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