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Clinical Substance Misuse Services Manager vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Oakwood
Health in Justice
WV10 7QD
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 23:59
£46,000 / Year

Are you an inspiring team leader?

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

Practice Plus Group are 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.
HMP Oakwood is the largest prison in Europe, holding 2106 Category C male offenders. HMP Oakwood’s large modern healthcare facilities enable us to deliver “Exceptional Care” to our patient group. We provide a range of both physical and psychosocial health care service, including long term conditions, primary care, wound care, sexual health, mental health services, substance misuse, social care and pharmacy.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £46,000 per annum - depending on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.

Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

Our onsite benefits include access to an onsite gym, free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

A bit about the role…

As our Clinical Substance Misuse Services Manager, you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top-notch clinical skills, passion for care and inspiring leadership to the role.

As a member of the wider management team, in your role as the SMS Clinical Lead you will be responsible for providing the day to day clinical and operational management of the ISMS team, contributing to the strategic direction and development of the service. There will be an expectation for you to lead / contribute to clinical and consumer audits. You'll be responsible to the Head of Healthcare, to ensure the management of the service meets its contractual obligations.

This includes ensuring all operational and clinical data requirements on the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are submitted within agreed deadlines and that KPI data is utilised to manage the performance of the team and individual staff, taking proactive action in the case of clinical or financial under-performance. As well as supporting and developing junior members of your nursing teams and driving forwards the quality of ISMS at HMP Oakwood.

There are great opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work with interesting patients and learn new skills.

What we need from you?

You will be either a Registered General Nurse (RGN adult) or a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), it is essential that you have substance misuse specialist experience and that you are a qualified and experienced a Substance Misuse Prescriber.

This is a leadership role and with your team leaders you will model a culture of compassion, care, courage, commitment, communication and competence. The role will include providing challenge, support and mentorship at point of delivery, drawing the best from our staff and improving the quality of care received at HMP Oakwood.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Amelia, our Internal Recruiter for this role. Amelia will submit your CV to the hiring manager for review and will arrange an interview for you if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For further information, please contact us on the details provided.

Further Information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week across Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30 (may be some flexibility in hours and will need to be discussed at interview). The salary for this role is up to £46,000 per annum - dependent on experience.

Due to an ongoing internal issue with our website, if you currently work for Practice Plus Group and are trying to apply via our intranet, please contact our internal recruiter, Amelia Smith, by email (

The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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