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Prison Substance Misuse Nurse - HMP Leicester

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Prison Substance Misuse Nurse to join Turning Point’s large clinical team delivering substance misuse interventions across Leicestershire including within HMP Leicester. You will join a large and experience team of clinicians operating across the prison and community delivering all substance misuse treatment interventions across Leicestershire.

Role Responsibility

You will be part of the integrated team but be predominantly based in HMP Leicester. The role will include responsibility for dispensing controlled medication, supporting the assessment and management of new receptions into HMP Leicester and contributing to observations and support for those undergoing alcohol detoxification.

You will be a member of an integrated clinical and psycho-social team within HMP Leicester who deliver all the substance misuse services and will have the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of our group and individual based interventions.

As a registered Nurse you may also have the opportunity to run Well-being clinics in the community delivering Blood Bourne Virus testing and vaccination, supporting the management of community detoxifications and other harm reduction and well-being interventions.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to be a qualified nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support and supervision from the nurse manager and clinical lead.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake shift working in HMP Leicester as the service delivers interventions from 7.00am-9.00pm weekdays and at weekends. Part time hours will be considered. The ability to successfully achieve prison clearance is an essential requirement of this role.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • NMC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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