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DATE ADDED: Thu 28/05/2020

Senior Substance Misuse Nurse

Leeds, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

Break into prison healthcare!

Are you looking to further your career within a prison healthcare environment? If so, this role could be for you!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to work within our Substance Misuse Team at HMP Leeds. 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.

What will you be doing?

As a Senior 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 centred approach.

What we need from you?

The ideal candidate will be required to have a current registration with the NMC along with evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and RCGP 1 in Substance Misuse.

You will be required to have the skills and experience in working with substance misusers and be able to gain the appropriate level of service user consent as well as demonstrate the relevant assessment skills, including an understanding of risk assessments.

Further Information

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

The salary for this role is up to £36,000 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