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Health and Wellbeing Nurse

Job Description

We are looking for an RGN/RMN with an interest in substance misuse to join an experienced team of nurses, clinicians and staff to be part of our Turning Point’s new integrated drug and alcohol services. This is an exciting opportunity to work across both the prison, community and hospital settings to gain experience in substance misuse, and contribute to service development. Turning Point is a charity and leading provider of healthcare services, with a proven record in the delivery of services.

We are able to offer flexibility around working times, and support with revalidation. As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the nurse manager. You will bring your nursing skills to support people in innovative, flexible and person centred ways that improve individuals quality health and wellbeing support. As one of our nurses we also expect you to share our innovative approach and passion for person–centered care. Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, you’ll be able to use clear clinical judgment and encourage a culture of on–going improvement. Roles include delivering health checks and interventions (including blood borne virus screening and vaccinations), supporting service users through detoxification from alcohol or drugs in the community and secure settings, delivering brief advice and supporting patients with physical and mental health needs by liaising with external providers. It will also include the administration of medication within the prison for which training will be provided and for those new to working within the prison it will include a period of preceptorship. This is a band 5 equivalent role with a competitive salary offered for the right candidates.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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