Prison Substance Misuse Nurse

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/RF2291-02/SJS
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
  • Website: https://www.sodexo.com/
  • Location: Ashford
  • Salary: £35,352.90
  • Bonus/Benefits: £35,352.92 per annum + London weighting
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

HMP YOI Bronzefield are looking for Substance Misuse Nurses to come and join our dedicated team of professional clinicians. The role will be specialising in Alcohol and Substance Misuse.

HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women.

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand.

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

Why choose Sodexo?

We provide a safe and controlled working environment where you get to see the full cycle of patient care and work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work independently, make your own decisions and have a family friendly work-life balance.  Some of the benefits that we offer are:

  • Excellent salary £35,352.92 per annum + London weighting 
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free meals while on duty
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays, this increases to 28 days plus 8 days bank holiday after 3 years of service. There is also the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday.
  • Maternity Pay - 12 weeks full pay reducing to 12 weeks half pay and bonus after 5 years service of 4 weeks pay.
  • Sick pay Full pay for 4 weeks from 3 months service increasing with service length to full pay for 12 weeks with over 5 years service.
  • Long service award
  • BUPA cover
  • Free learning and development
  • Access to Sodexo Discounts - wide range of Holiday, travel and retail discounts
  • Access to flexible benefits - this is via salary sacrifice where you can purchase a wide range of benefits including holidays, insurance and dental cover.
  • Support in contributing ½ towards NMC fee's
  • Refer a friend to nursing bonus
  • We use a team based self-rostering rota system- You will schedule your hours  to cover on average 37.5 hours per week. You also work alternate weekends and you will cover a set on 1 week night shift on a 16 weeks rolling rota schedule and you will get 1 week off following your nights.
  • Staff will be allocated to attend training according to identified training needs is based on skills gap analysis and service needs and e.g.  Training to run Alcohol Clinic, Substitute prescriptions administration (methadone and subutex clinics)
  • There is gym on site which staff can attend on their free times and you can also have subsidised gym membership in the community

We will consider applications for job share or part time hours which can be discussed at interview stage

For more information on Sodexo please visit  Sodexo Careers  and  Careers in Justic e

Main Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with the Lead Substance Misuse GP and Pharmacist regarding the development and implementation of treatment protocols, policies and national guidelines for clinical management, continuation of care and substitute prescribing regimes and clinical observations to ensure patient's safety.
  •  Work in close collaboration with the Clinical Recovery Lead / Substance Misuse GP and Pharmacist regarding the development and implementation of protocols and guidelines for the management of patients who have substance misuse issues out of core hours.
  • Attend and contribute to joint case reviews and attend CPA meetings.
  • Contribute and provide regular supervision and support for the Health Care Staff and contribute to the duty rotas and shift patterns to ensure a safe and effective seven-day cover self rostering
  • Contribute to devising and delivering training to other Clinical Staff, Recovery Workers and other relevant staff across the prison.
  • Be responsible for the induction, clinical supervision and training of the junior health care assistants so as to maintain high standards of care.
  • Participate in regular supervision, peer review and the appraisal scheme using reflective practice.
  • We are looking for people who can run a variety of nurse led substance misuse clinics i.e. Alcohol clinics, Joint review clinics
The Ideal Candidate

Essential

  • Registered first level nurse with training and experience
  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions and health promotion strategies
  • Aware of accountability of own role and other roles in a nurse-led service
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy
  • Self-directed nurse
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which will include weekends, evenings and nights on a 7-day a week rota.
  • Ability to work across boundaries
  • Involvement in implementing and using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Good level of IT skills

Desirable

  • Experience in Substance Misuse field
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years' worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.