Substance Misuse Nurse

HMP Leeds

Care UK

Job summary

Care UK
The salary for this role is up to £30,600 per annum - dependent on experience.
Job Role:
Clinical specialist Community nursing Registered nurse
Police Prison / Probation Private healthcare
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

I treat more than just symptoms

HMP Leeds is a Local Cat B remand prison with an operational capacity of 1,212. 

Care UK is 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/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Leeds, we’re looking for Substance Misuse Nurses to come and join our team.

About the Job:

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, 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 must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. Across everything you do, you’ll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease.

Job Requirements

As an RGN/RMN/RNLD with valid NMC registration, you'll have the ability to work autonomously; with sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge. We’ll want to see evidence of your continued professional development, and a real passion for taking your skills even further. 

It goes without saying that you’ll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated, you’ll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations. Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities.

New to substance Misuse?

Do not worry.. we are more than happy to train you in this field if you do not have experience of working with substance misusers previously.

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