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Substance Misuse Clinical Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP YOI Exeter
Health in Justice
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 23:59
£45,900 / Year

Are you an inspiring team leader?

If you looking for a new and rewarding role and want to develop your management skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be it!

About the role

As a Registered Nurse (RGN/RN/RMN) 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.

You will work, as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support patients in HMP Exeter in their recovery from Drugs and Alcohol. You will act as a point of contact for the wider ISMS and Healthcare teams, providing advice and information in relation to clinical interventions for substance users.

You will also be expected to practice as a Non-Medical Prescriber, running regular clinics to initiate prescribing of and/or make amendments to prescriptions for opiate and/or alcohol substitute treatments and other related medications. You may also be asked to support group work sessions.
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 hold an NMC Qualification and Prescribing medical/ non-medical with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a flexible approach, working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

You will promote an agenda of recovery from the dependence on drugs and/or alcohol within the client group and which supports the goals of reducing re-offending, increasing reintegration into meaningful and sustained occupation and improving social and family relationships.

You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. You will also understand and promote harm reduction techniques and be able to use your sound BBV knowledge to contribute to Practice Plus Group's ambition to eradicate Hep C from Prisons.

If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

What we can offer you

At Practice Plus Group, we actively support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education (subject to service needs). Staff are encouraged to develop skills and learning to contribute to the individual care needs of our specific client groups. Other benefits include cycle to work scheme, on-site gym facilities and free onsite parking at some locations.

About Us

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 Exeter is a Category B resettlement male prison, located in the centre of Exeter. The prison accepts all adult and young offender committed to prison by the courts from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & West Somerset. HMP Exeter is an 8 minute walk from Exeter Central Station along with various other landmarks such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Castle.

More information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.

You will receive an annual travel allowance of £780 pro-rated, paid in monthly instalments.

The salary for this role is up to £45,900 - dependent on experience.

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.

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.

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