Substance Misuse Nurse - HMP Wealstun

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Break Into Prison Healthcare!


Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same?

Care UK is looking for a Substance Misuse Nurse to join our multi-disciplined team at HMP Wealstun.

What do we have to offer?


The salary range for this role is £33,000 per annum – dependent on experience.

We offer a variety of benefits including:
•Training and development opportunities
•A company contributory pension scheme
•25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
•Staff well-being
•Access to bank hours
•CPD and re-validation support
•Subsidised Coffee Shop on site
•Cycle to work scheme as well as online retail discounts, onsite gym and onsite FREE parking

About Care UK:


Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 25,000 offenders in over 35 prisons across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

Care UK is proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs...

About The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join our SMS Team at HMP Wealstun. This brings a great opportunity to embrace change and embed culture. We have an integrated healthcare team that provides a stepped care approach offering Primary Care, Mental Health and Substance misuse intervention similar to those experienced and replicated within the wider community.

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, you will work as part of an integrated team, working within healthcare alongside Primary Care, Mental Health and Recovery practitioners.

As an SMS nurse your role will involve:

• Carrying out comprehensive assessments
• Providing recovery and providing a person-centred approach
• Initiating and reviewing individualised recovery plans
• Confidently communicating the full range of treatment options available to service users
• Working with individuals, on a 1-1 basis, providing advice and information
• Co-facilitating group work
• Providing specialist support and resource to your clinical and prison colleagues.
• Supporting dispensing
• Contributing to complex case reviews as part of the healthcare and prison multi-disciplinary team
Contributing to the weekly integrated mental health and SMS multi-disciplinary meeting
• liaising with prescribers regarding clinical interventions.

The Job Requirements:


You will be a Registered Nurse (RGN or RMN) looking to develop your current skills in a unique and ever-changing environment. You will have a passion for learning and development, as well as having the initiative to bring new ideas and opinions on how to improve healthcare services.

Regular support and supervision will be provided by the clinical team manager, with the opportunity for peer supervision and networking with SMS nurses across prison sites. Care UK also provides and supports ongoing professional training and development.

We want to employ a nurse who has a real understanding of the needs of the prisoner/offender population who can also bring innovation and change to our services.

Prison experience desirable but not essential.

The team currently operates between Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00. There may be an expectation to work extended hours or occasional weekends, however, this would be based on service demands and changing needs of the service.

Further Job Information:


This position is 37.5 hours per week role on a rota basis. The salary for this position is up to £33,000 per annum depending on experience

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Reference: 40884998

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