£30,401 to £37,267
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Offering an excellent benefits package and a friendly and supportive team, this opportunity will allow you to develop new skills and is ideal for Nurses seeking to broaden their knowledge and understanding of caring for high risk adults often with complex needs.

The Forward Trust is a social enterprise and UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We are looking for a friendly and qualified individual to join our team as a Band 6 Senior Substance Misuse Nurse at HMP High Down. HMP High Down is a Category B male prison housing a large and diverse population that need your nursing abilities.

We are offering both entry level and leadership Band 6 roles.

Benefits include:

* Flexible working
* Training opportunities and career development
* Mentorship opportunities
* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
* 6 days of CPD per year
* Simply Health coverage
* Contributory pension scheme

Role responsibilities for the Band 6 Senior Substance Misuse Nurse:

* Deliver a mixture of psychosocial and clinical interventions
* Provide clinical assessment and treatment to drug and alcohol dependant prisoners
* Deliver high standards of nursing care and interventions and demonstrate leadership qualities
* Work in partnership with HM Prison Services and other stakeholders
* Deliver of prescribed medication following patient assessment
* Maintain a flexible and can-do approach to work
* Work with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism
* Provide clinical supervision to junior staff in all aspects of care
* Attend clinical meetings, relevant groups and committees
* Work with the Lead Nurse to help identify and support junior staff learning and development training needs

Requirements for the Band 6 Senior Substance Misuse Nurse:

* A minimum of 2 years' experience as a Registered General Nurse or Mental Health Nurse (post-registration)
* Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care
* Knowledge of the safe storage and administration of medication
* Awareness of health issues related to substance misuse
* Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
* Proactive, adaptable and confident
* Ability to work under pressure

We are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work, and our company values - empowering, collaborative, expert, innovative and courageous.

Closing date: Saturday 30th November 2019
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Forward empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For mo... Read more

Posted on: 08 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: TFT-5312
Tags: Support Worker, Practitioner