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Job Reference: GS02

Substance Misuse Nurse

  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Gurmail Singh
  • £35000 - £36000

Seven Criminal Justice are looking for a Substance Misuse Nurse to fill an exclusive opportunity within a Prison Service in Peterborough. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced RGN or RMN to join a substance misuse service within a secure environment. They are currently looking for a RGN or RMN who has a positive attitude, that is willing to learn and understand the treatment process.

The role:

As a Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) you will be joining a national service with a reputation for delivering excellence in services for people with drug and alcohol dependency issues. Ideally, they are looking for a Nurse who has a background in either substance misuse, prison services or clinic/practice nursing. NO EXISTING PRISON CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED, THOUGH IS BENEFICIAL IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS.

Key Responsibilities:

· Manage and support junior staff and to ensure the highest professional clinical standards promoting safety for staff and prisoners.

· Ensure the healthcare regime is delivered in a safe and timely manner.

· Deputise for senior staff when required.

· Link and work closely with other agencies to ensure holistic shared care planning for prisoners

· Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing high quality healthcare to the Prisoners.

· The focus will be on primary care that will involve reception screening, the provision of primary healthcare services to the residents housed in the main prison as well as in its Healthcare Centre, and Separation & Care Unit.

· Work in close collaboration with the Lead Substance Misuse GP and Pharmacist regarding the development and implementation of treatment protocols, policies and national guidelines for clinical management, continuation of care and substitute prescribing regimes and clinical observations to ensure patient’s safety.

· Work in close collaboration with the Clinical Recovery Lead / Substance Misuse GP and Pharmacist regarding the development and implementation of protocols and guidelines for the management of patients who have substance misuse issues out of core hours.

· Attend and contribute to joint case reviews and attend CPA meetings.

· Contribute and provide regular supervision and support for the Health Care Staff and contribute to the duty rotas and shift patterns to ensure a safe and effective seven-day cover self-rostering

· Contribute to devising and delivering training to other Clinical Staff, Recovery Workers and other relevant staff across the prison.

· Be responsible for the induction, clinical supervision and training of the junior health care assistants so as to maintain high standards of care.

· Participate in regular supervision, peer review and the appraisal scheme using reflective practice.

· We are looking for people who can run a variety of nurse led substance misuse clinics i.e. Alcohol clinics, Joint review clinics

Applicant Requirements:

· Qualifications:First level registered nurse with recent relevant post qualification (RMN or RGN)

· Experience:Experience in Substance Misuse

· Compliance:NMC Pin, No existing prison clearance is required, though is beneficial if you already have this.

· Hours:Full time


· 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays, this increases to 28 days plus 8 days bank holiday after 3 years of service. There is also the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday.

· Maternity Pay – 12 weeks full pay reducing to 12 weeks half pay and bonus after 5 years service of 4 weeks pay.

· Sick pay Full pay for 4 weeks from 3 months service increasing with service length to full pay for 12 weeks with over 5 years service.

· Free on-site parking and free meals while on duty

· Long service award

· Free learning and development

· Childcare vouchers

· Access to Sodexo Discounts – wide range of Holiday, travel and retail discounts

· Support in contributing ½ towards NMC fee’s

· Shift work – 12.5 hour shifts a day or nights every 3rd weekend

· Subsidised gym membership

Working with Criminal Justice:

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