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Substance Misuse Nurse (Nights) vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC08477
Job location:
HMP Pentonville
London
Greater London
N7 8TT
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 23:59

Break into prison healthcare!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to work within our Integrated Substance Misuse Team (ISMT) at HMP Pentonville. As a dynamic, creative, team player you'll become part of a multidisciplinary service. This is an exciting time to support and motivate individuals to take control of their lives and to make changes to overcome dependence on substances and move onto a life free of offending.

In conjunction with the service user, we develop individualized packages of care through comprehensive assessment and recovery planning. We deliver a range of treatment options including clinical and psychosocial interventions in both a group and 1-1 setting with recovery at the center of our model. You'll support the delivery of care for services users throughout their time at HMP Pentonville.

HMP Pentonville is a Cat B/Local Men's Prison situated in N7, London. Pentonville is a local prison accepting all suitable male prisoners over the age of 18 from courts in its catchment area.

About You

You will be a qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse or Adult Nurse with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
A full job description is available on request.

About the Job:

As a Substance Misuse Nurse you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff. You must be able to carry out comprehensive assessments, initiate and review individual recovery plans and confidently communicate the full range of treatment options available to service users.

You will work with individuals, on a 1-1 basis, providing advice and information. You will support in group work delivery and liaise with prescribers and Recovery Practitioners on clinical interventions. You will occasionally be required to support dispensing. You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centered approach.
For this role it is vital you have a current registration with the nursing and midwifery council.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week, All shifts will be nights unless pre-agreed otherwise. The salary for this role is up to £32,000 per annum - dependent on experience.

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

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