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Substance Misuse Team Leader

Durham, County Durham, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Not specified


Role Responsibility: Substance Misuse Team Leader (Registered Nurse)
HMP Durham
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.
HMP Durham was built in the early 19th Century and has been undergoing a major refurbishment programme during the last 10 years. HMP Durham a reception prison accommodating remands and men serving short sentences of no more than 56 days. The average length stay is 5 to 6 weeks . The establishment is serving the courts in the North East to the Scottish Boarder to Teesside and Northern Cumbria area. In February 2017, the operational capacity was 1,001.

With the high turn over the healthcare focus is on immediate needs and safety this may include substance misuse issues, mental health, physical injury and acute illness, in addition to this opportunity to test for BBV, immunisations and some aspects of health screening and promotion are provided.

Nursing provision is provided 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, The healthcare team is made up of a number of different providers that include mental health and substance misuse workers, doctors and pharmacy, G4S provide healthcare administration services, primary care and substance misuse nursing staff nursing staff. As a member of nursing team you would be providing reception screening procedures, emergency response, immunisation and screening services, medication administration and medication management procedures. In what at times can be a challenging, rewarding, humorous and at times frustrating environment.
We are recruiting for a Substance Misuse Team Leader to join our team at HMP Durham.
Benefits as a Substance Misuse Team Leader (Registered Nurse):

  • Salary of £28,050 to £36,644 per annum
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts
Job Outline:
To be responsible for the daily operational co-ordination of healthcare and substance misuse clinical delivery. To lead on predetermined aspects of service delivery, staff management and development. Provide clinical leadership and support.

The Ideal Candidate: Essential Criteria:
  • Part 1 NMC registration
  • Clinical skills training or willing to undertake training
  • None medical prescribing qualification or willing to undertake training.
  • Experience of working within substance addiction
  • Experience of working and co-ordinating a team at Senior staff nurse or equivalent level.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Experience of working with potentially aggressive people
  • Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
  • RCGP 1 Substance misuse
This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise. The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.

Job Details

Full Time
Durham, County Durham, United Kingdom
Not specified
£ £ - Annual Annual