Band 5 Substance Misuse Nurse (HMP Highdown)

Band 5 Substance Misuse Nurse (HMP Highdown) – Full Time, Permanent – Sutton, Surrey - 35 hours per week - £28,407.00 - £34,581.00 per annum.Benefits:
NMC Pin paid.Revalidation Appraisal online portfolio including a journal subscription.6 days of CPD per year.Mentorship opportunities.Retention interviews.Support with your revalidation.Training opportunities and career development.Season Ticket Loan Scheme.Crisis Loan Scheme.Electric Car Scheme.3 x Wellbeing Days (Pro rata'd for Part Time Employees)Access to Blue Light Card.Simply Health Cashback Scheme.Cycle to work scheme.25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays.Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter.Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
The Forward Trust is a leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders in the UK.

Our mission is to help individuals break free from addiction and crime by offering effective treatment and recovery support in prisons and the community.

We are dedicated to providing access to support that protects health and motivates individuals toward their own recovery journey. Role Overview - Band 5 Substance Misuse Nurse (HMP Highdown):In this phenomenal role, you will offer exceptional clinical assessment and treatment to prisoners with substance dependence, collaborating closely with HM Prison Service and other involved stakeholders.

Your responsibility will encompass delivering and overseeing elevated nursing care standards and pertinent substance misuse interventions for all service users, in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the NMC Code of Conduct. Responsibilities – Band 5 Substance Misuse Nurse (HMP Highdown):
Deliver elevated nursing care standards by conducting continuous clinical assessment, planning, implementation, and treatment evaluation for individuals dealing with substance misuse.Engage in inter-professional and multidisciplinary collaboration to ensure seamless care continuity.Contribute to the refinement, implementation, and assessment of clinical and psychosocial service delivery.Prudently manage high-risk areas and perform thorough risk assessments.Promote the health and well-being of patients, effectively addressing their intricate needs to sustain their optimal physical and psychological well-being.Regularly review and uphold care plans and needs assessments.Integrate the principles of the 6 'C's (Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, Commitment) into your clinical practice.Administer prescribed medication after patient assessment.Assume accountability and responsibility for risk management and the appropriate withholding of medication, adhering to correct reporting procedures.Take part in the medication audit process, ensuring the implementation of recommended actions.
Appropriate experience suitable for a recently qualified nurse.Familiarity with secure storage and proper administration of medication.Knowledge and capability to adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.Skill in assessing, planning, executing, and evaluating patient care, with the capacity to respond effectively to concerns.Competence and understanding in conducting risk assessments and management.Proficiency in maintaining precise patient records, meeting local, Forward Trust, and NMC standards.Recognition of distinct roles within a multidisciplinary team and adeptness in collaborative work.Ability to offer and receive feedback, support, and clinical supervision.Awareness of health issues associated with Substance Misuse.Current Registered General Nurse, Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse.
The Forward Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

We actively encourage applications from individuals with lived experience of addiction and the criminal justice system.

  • Location: HMP Highdown
  • Salary: Market related
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: i4 Recruitment
  • Posted: 14-Aug-2023
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