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Recovery Nurse or Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) - Roads to Recovery

Job Introduction

Recovery Nurse – Up to £35,000 DOE

Non-Medical Prescriber Nurse (NMP) – Up to £40,000 DOE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Recovery Nurse or Non-Medical Prescriber Nurse (NMP) to join Turning Point’s CQC Outstanding rated Substance Misuse Service.

Our Oxfordshire Roads to Recovery Service is an integrated community drug and alcohol service that offers support to individuals across the county. Our Recovery Hubs are based in Oxford, Banbury, Witney and Didcot, we also deliver services within Shared Care GP Practices across the County. You will work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Psychologist, Support Workers, Counsellors and Peer Mentors working to improve the well-being of a wide range of service users. We have a large nursing team that is led by our Nurse Manager and we are committed to ongoing professional CPD across our services.

Running health facilities and services on a not–for–profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and focused on substance misuse, progress a Nursing career with real value.

Role Responsibility

Working together with a team of Recovery Workers you will prescribe for service users in receipt of opiate substitute medication, manage community alcohol detoxes. As a Recovery Nurse you will deliver wellbeing 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 .In addition to running clinics, you will lead a multi-disciplinary meeting with the Recovery Workers within your team providing robust governance and supporting their learning and development. A fortnightly prescribers meeting, 1:1 clinical supervision, access to a National Prescribers and Clinicians meeting and allocated time for continuous professional development will support your learning.

As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the Clinical Operations Manager, Clinical Lead (Consultant Psychiatrist) and Turning Point’s National Chief Pharmacist.

The Ideal Candidate

Full training will be provided and no direct experience of substance misuse is required but an ability to demonstrate providing effective health interventions with hard to reach cohorts such as homelessness would be advantageous.

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or a qualified Non-Medical Prescriber Nurse (NMP), you will need to be confident managing of prescribing for opiates and managing alcohol detoxifications within our Nursing Teams.

Further additional information or an informal discussion please contact andy.symons@turning-point.co.uk

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

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

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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