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Substance Misuse Nurse vacancy

Job details

Job number:
Job location:
HMP Pentonville
Greater London
N7 8TT
Job contract type:
Job schedule type:
Full Time
Job closing date:
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 23:59

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same?

Are you looking to work for a company that offers support and development opportunities? If so, then this could be the role for you!

Care UK is looking for Registered Nurses to join our multi-disciplined team at HMP Pentonville.

HMP Pentonville is a Cat B/C adult male prison located in the borough of Islington in London.


The salary range for this role is up to £36,134 per annum – dependent on experience. We offer a variety of benefits including:
• Training and development opportunities
• Company contributory pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
• Staff well-being
• Access to bank hours
• CPD and re-validation support
• Cycle to work scheme as well as online retail discounts and other onsite benefits

About the Job:

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, 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 must 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 also be working as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team, alongside the primary care and mental health teams.

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

About You:

You will be a Registered Nurse (RGN or RMN) looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever changing environment. We would ideally like you to have RCGP 1-2 in Substance Misuse and you must have experience of working with substance misusers, with the ability to work autonomously; with sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge.

About Care UK and HMP Pentonville

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 25,000 offenders in 41 prisons across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care

At HMP Pentonville there is a large purpose built healthcare centre which has inpatient unit, a day care facility for patients with mental health problems that are managed on the wings. There are also a number of consulting rooms both within the main prison and in the Healthcare Centre.

On each of the wings there is a primary care facility incorporating a GP's clinic and area for dispensing of medication. These also include; Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Podiatry & Physiotherapy.

Further Job Information

We welcome Full-Time / Part-Time or Job Share applications.
HMP Pentonville is a 24/7 healthcare facility and therefore, you will be required to work weekdays, nights, weekends and public holidays.

We welcome informal visits by appointment so please do contact us for more information and to arrange this.

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