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Substance Misuse Clinical Lead (Prescriber) - HMP Pentonville

Job Description

Break into prison healthcare!

Are you a Nurse Prescriber looking to provide positive and aspirational leadership within a Substance Misuse team? Do you want to develop and maintain integrated working practices and care pathways for a patient group that meet complex and challenging needs?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Substance Misuse Clinical Lead to join the Care UK team at HMP Pentonville in N7, London.

About the Job

As the Substance Misuse Clinical Lead, you will take on the role of providing a successful and effective delivery of substance misuse clinical services within HMP Pentonville.

You can expect to be involved with managing patient pathways, ensuring the team of nurses are focused on improving client outcomes by developing team psycho-social intervention skills including motivational interviewing, relapse management, Link Node-Mapping techniques and other CBT approaches.

You will provide specialist nursing advice on substance misuse, dual diagnosis and related issues to a range of health and non-health professionals related to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for patients referred to this specialist service. This includes advice on treatment options including detoxification, substitute maintenance prescribing, symptomatic management, the management of alcohol withdrawals and detoxification, advice on medication titration, dispensing of medication including controlled drugs, and managing all aspects of clinical safety e.g. potential overdose, pertinent to a high risk environment.

About You

We're looking for a Clinical Lead with an Independent Nurse Prescriber qualification. You will have completed the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Part 2 and have evidence of continuous professional development alongside autonomous practice.

It goes without saying that you will have experience working within a multi-disciplinary team and be commited to quality care.

About Care UK

HMP Pentonville is a Cat B/Local Men's Prison situated in N7, London.

There is a large purpose built healthcare centre which has 22 inpatient beds, a day care facility for patients with mental health problems that are managed on the wings. There are also a number of consulting rooms both within the main prison and in the Healthcare Centre.

On each of the wings there is a primary care facility incorporating a GP's clinic and area for dispensing of medication. These also include; Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Podiatry & Physiotherapy.

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.

Further Job Information

This is a permanent, full-time role working 375 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £41,500 per annum - depending on experience. Care UK offer benefits including - 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, 10 days paid sick leave, a company contributory pension scheme (2-5%), 2 x life assurance and a cycle to work scheme. We also have onsite benefits including onsite staff parking and use of the onsite gym.

Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS and prison vetting.

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.

UK Registration

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

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