Are you looking for a challenging, creative, rewarding and fast paced work environment? Do you want the opportunity to be part of a nurse-led service utilising all of your clinical and interpersonal skills?
If yes then Prison Nursing is for you.
The Forward Trust, are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We deliver treatment and recovery support – in prisons and in the community – which helps people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. At The Forward Trust we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support which is effective in protecting their health, and motivating them to take steps towards their own recovery. Over 20 years of pursuing this mission, we have been successful in moving thousands of drug dependent offenders away from a lifestyle revolving around crime, and drug or alcohol dependence.
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.
What you will be doing?
You would be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and this involves collaborating with SMS Clinical and psychosocial teams, primary healthcare providers, mental health and Prison teams. There are many opportunities to develop new skills and this role is ideal for NMP’s seeking to broaden their knowledge and understanding of caring for high risk adults often with complex bio-psychosocial needs. We emphasise good collaborative working across teams and regular cross functional meetings to encourage learning and development within the team.
As part of this role you will need a qualification in Non-Medical Prescribing and have specialist knowledge in substance misuse and be able to provide advice and guidance to GPs and other relevant professionals and service users on opiate substitute prescribing, alcohol and Benzodiazepine detoxification and symptomatic relief.
You will be expected to provide thorough assessment and develop an evidence based clinical management plan for clients identified as having a dependency. The role will focus on initiating prescribing of and/or make amendments to prescriptions of opiate and/or alcohol substitute treatments and other related medications
You will be required to take a lead role in the prescribing clinics alongside the SMS clinical team and provide clinical support and supervision of junior members of staff.
You will be expected to contribute to governance and audit, ensuring that service delivery focuses on the quality agenda and that dignity, privacy and respect is afforded at all times to service users.