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DATE ADDED: Wed 01/04/2020

Senior Substance Misuse Nurse

Arundel, UK
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COMPANY: CARE UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

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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.

HMP Ford is a category D resettlement prison, located in Ford, in West Sussex. With an operational capacity of 534, it looks after those with a minimum of 14 weeks left to serve, with 160 men going out to work daily. It’s located approximately 10 mins from Arundel, 15 minutes of Bognor Regis, 25 minutes from Chichester, 30 minutes of Worthing and 55 minutes from Brighton and Hove.

Care UK have now taken over the healthcare contract at HMP Ford; we are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders 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/well being factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Ford, we’re looking for a Senior Substance Misuse Nurse to support us in this new venture.

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. CBT, ANP, BBV, sexual health, ILS (intermediate life support), health promotion, RCGP and long term condition.

In return for your hard work you will..

The full-time role will be working 37.5 hours per week, across 7 days on a rota basis. The salary for this role is up to £39,000 FTE per annum - dependent 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.
Onsite benefits at HMP Ford include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

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

You will be a qualified Registered Nurse (Mental Health or Adult) 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.

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 be required to support dispensing and attend medical emergencies. You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. Supporting and leading more junior members of the team, you'll lead by example sharing best practice and your skills and knowledge. This is a great opportunity 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.

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!

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Basanti Lama, the Internal Recruiter for this role. The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Basanti will arrange an interview for you to attend 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. The salary for this role is up to £39,000 - dependent on experience.

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.

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