Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse
Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse – Full Time, Permanent (35 hours per week) – Surrey (Coldingley and Send) - £35,392.00 - £42,618.00 per annum.
Alongside Simply Health coverage, and a contributory pension scheme to assist employees with their general health and well-being.
- NMC Pin paid
- Revalidation Appraisal online portfolio including a journal subscription
- 6 days of CPD per year
- Mentorship opportunities
- Retention interviews
- Support with your revalidation
- Training opportunities and career development
- Season Ticket Loan Scheme
- Crisis Loan Scheme
- Electric Car Scheme
- 3 x Wellbeing Days (Pro rata'd for Part Time Employees)
- Access to Blue Light Card
- Cycle to work scheme
- 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
- Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
- Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
- Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
Role Overview – Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse:
As a Substance Misuse Nurse you will play a pivotal role in delivering nursing care and psychosocial interventions to patients admitted to our service.
You will utilize evidence-based practices, clinical protocols, and policies to provide comprehensive care tailored to the clinical needs of each patient.
Operating within a custodial framework, you will also be well-versed in matters of security and safety.
If you are passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others and are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of nursing care, we encourage you to join us at The Forward Trust.
Be part of our dynamic team and contribute to the transformation of lives through recovery and rehabilitation.
Key Responsibilities – Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse:
- Delivering interventions and support to drug and alcohol users with complex needs, contributing to their recovery plans.
- Undertaking tasks such as triage, assessment, administration of controlled drugs and prescribed medications, group facilitation, and conducting 1:1 key working sessions.
- Participating in thorough assessment of patient care requirements, upholding high standards of care in line with prison philosophy, Forward policies, and procedures.
- Crafting, implementing, and assessing individualized care programs using a problem-solving approach, ensuring continuity of care from admission to transfer or discharge.
- Contributing to the training of external stakeholders on substance misuse issues.
Qualifications and Requirements – Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse:
- Minimum of 2 years post-registration experience.
- Proficiency in maintaining accurate patient records according to local standards, The Forward Trust, and NMC guidelines.
- Current registration as a Registered General Nurse or Mental Health Nurse.
- Working knowledge of SystmOne.
- Knowledge of the safe storage and administration of medication.
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
The Forward Trust is a leading UK provider of drug and alcohol treatment services for offenders.
Our mission is to deliver effective treatment and recovery support, both within prisons and in the community, to help individuals break free from addiction and crime.
We are dedicated to empowering people to reclaim their lives and embark on a journey of recovery.
We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.
The Forward Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.
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