Nurse Consultant (Band 8a) - Substance Misuse

Magnetic Recruitment Ltd
45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
13 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Nurse Consultant (Band 8a) (Substance Misuse, RGN/RMN/RNLD)
GBP45,000 - GBP55,000 d.o.e
Sheppey prisons, Isle of Sheppey

An experienced managerial-level nurse (RGN, RMN or RNLD) with current, specialist knowledge in substance misuse is sought for a Nurse Consultant / Band 8a post to have direct clinical and management responsibility for the effective operation of Substance Misuse Treatment services either prison based on in the community.

The successful Nurse Consultant / Band 8a nurse will work as a clinical services manager in the substance misuse service within designated prisons/community, providing a range of specialist treatments for patients, which include treatment matching, health education, group work, opiate substitution therapy, detoxification programmes, one to one counselling and the management of self-harm.

Other responsibilities of the Nurse Consultant / Band 8a include:

•To provide teaching and education to all staff and patients on issues related to substance misuse awareness, relapse prevention, blood borne viruses and tolerance/risk or overdose.
•To provide specialist clinical advice and support to other colleagues within the substance misuse setting and to colleagues and other agencies concerned with substance misuse

Person specification of the Nurse Consultant / Band 8a:

•A thorough understanding of the requirements of providing drug and alcohol services, including addiction treatment programmes, within a prison/community setting.
•RMN or RGN with Current UK Registration
•Advanced Nursing Qualification at Masters level (ideally)
•Experience of managing at a senior level for at least 2 years
•7 years post-registration experience
•2 years in Substance Misuse at minimum band 7 level
•Competence in Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing (or willingness to work towards)
• and administration of medications

If you meet the required skills and experience, please send us your CV asap in order to be considered. The post may be home based with frequent travel to the prisons.