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Substance Misuse Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC11430
Job location:
HMP Featherstone
Wolverhampton
Staffordshire
WV10 7PU
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job closing date:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 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 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 £36,000 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.

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

As lead Substance Misuse Nurse you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whilst being a support and resource to junior members of staff. You must ensure that comprehensive assessments are carried out, as well as ensuring the the team 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 and support group work delivery. You will liaise with prescribers and Recovery Practitioners on clinical interventions and regularly be required to administer opiate replacement therapies.

You must have experience of and commitment to recovery and a person centered approach, and for this role it is vital you have a current registration with the nursing and midwifery council.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Briony Dove the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Briony will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Foston Hall if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For more information or to arrange an informal site visit, please contact Briony on 07436805472.

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.

For more information, an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit please contact us on the details provided.

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.