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Substance Misuse Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC08569
Job location:
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
London
Greater London
W12 0AE
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 23:59

I treat more than just symptoms!

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history.

Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader - 2 years ago we were managing 12 prison healthcare services and in 2018 we're providing healthcare services in over 40 prisons across the country.

We can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams as well as full-time, part-time and bank opportunities and a range of other employee benefits.

Interested in clinical/clerical development?

We could give you the opportunity to develop in to a specialist role of your interest and benefit to the service i.e. ANP, BBV, sexual health, plastering, ILS/ALS (intermediate life support and advanced life support), health promotion, phlebotomy, vaccinations, suturing, wound care, RCGP, and long term condition courses.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £32,000 FTE - depending on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.

Other benefits include cycle to work scheme, plus training and clinical development opportunities. Additional onsite benefits include free parking, free gym onsite gym access (outside regime hours) and discounted canteen/mess.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a Category B men's prison, located in the Wormwood Scrubs area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Locate within 10 minute walk from East Acton tube station and within 20 minutes walk from White City tube station.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

As a Substance Misuse Nurse you'll be working on either the Connibere Unit, the specialised 54 bed Substance Misuse unit, or the drug recovery wing and will be involved in everything from clinical triage, administering medication and specialist clinics, to the evaluation and development of patient care and partnership working with our in-house psychosocial team. You will carry out comprehensive assessments, initiate and review individual recovery plans and confidently communicate the full range of treatment options available to patients. You will have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease

You will be a Registered Nurse (RGN or RMN) looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever changing environment.

Are you new to prison healthcare?
Do not worry... you will be supported and mentored throughout your first 6 months and beyond with Care UK by experienced teams of highly skilled nurses and practitioners as well as management.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Isabelle Bray, the Internal Recruiter for this role. The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Isabelle will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Wormwood Scrubs if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. Part-time applications are also welcome. Applications from newly qualified nurses will be considered, those with a limited amount of experience but are willing to learn will also be considered. We are looking for those that wish to expand their knowledge and skills within such a specialist area.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Care UK we actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

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