Clinical Nurse Manager - Band 7

Location Chelmsford
Job type Permanent
Salary £45,839 per year
Reference 166663

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Chelmsford for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Manager.

The salary for this permanent Clinical Nurse Manager job is £45,839 per annum.


  • Contribute to, and be responsible for, ensuring the most effective and best use of staff and all clinical and non-clinical resources
  • Be responsible for the delivery and monitoring of high standards of nursing care to patients assessed and admitted to the service according to their clinical needs, and in accordance with up-to-date evidence based practice and relevant clinical protocol and policies, in particular the Medically Assisted Treatment Service
  • Have responsibility to implement and monitor comprehensive assessments for those patients admitted to the service with substance misuse issues
  • Ensure reduced waiting times, and improve access throughout this prison population for all patients in need of a substance misuse treatment/psychosocial programmes and ensuring continuity of care when discharged back into the community in line with local and national guidelines
  • Manage a specialist substance misuse prescribing service, and offer nursing advice regarding substance misuse related issues to nursing colleagues in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for patient referred to this specialist service
  • Advice on treatment options including the full array of substitute prescribing, symptomatic management, the management of alcohol withdrawals and detoxification, advice on titration, dispensing of medication including controlled drugs, and managing all aspects of clinical safety e.g. potential overdose, pertinent to a high risk environment
  • Be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward Trust and the local commissioners, providing supervision
  • Measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role
  • Cover for the SMS Manager in his/her absence
  • Be responsible for nurturing the culture of continued learning and service development
  • Implement national policy as directed by Forward Trust SMT and the Clinical Governance Committee, and maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding in these areas
  • Positively and pro-actively represent and promote the work of Forward Trust and the Prison Substance Misuse Services
  • Foster the culture of continuous learning to enhance evidence based service development
  • Support the Service Manager to actively manage the relationship with Prison and Probation Service Personnel, Commissioners, and representatives from other agencies to ensure Forward Trust services fit into the overall structure of drug and alcohol services provided in the establishment
  • Work as a clinical services manager in the substance misuse service within a prison, providing a range of specialist treatments for patients, which includes prescribing, treatment matching, health education, group work, opiate substitution therapy, detoxification programmes, one to one counselling and the management of self-harm
  • 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
  • Provide specialist clinical advice and support to other colleagues within the substance misuse setting and to colleagues and other agencies concerned with substance misuse e.g. psychosocial team members, GPs, Discipline staff, Chaplaincy, Psychology and Education Department
  • Continuously assess the bio-psychological needs of patients, developing systematic plans for care and evaluation of treatment plans of nursing staff working jointly with members of the psychosocial team

Requirements of the Clinical Nurse Manager:

  • Be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of security and safety consistent with working within a custodial framework
  • Be conversant with legal guidelines in relation to prison healthcare, substance misuse, prison service orders/instructions, Home Office regulations and local and national treatment guidelines
  • Understand and implement all national policies that are relevant to the environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Sound clinical knowledge
  • Ability to lead and develop teams
  • Ability to provide and co-ordinate clinical and management supervision with good organisational skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate decision-making processes
  • Assessment skills, including an understanding of risk assessments
  • Ability to work within a Recovery model
  • Understanding of relapse prevention model
  • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies
  • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person
  • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel to other sites
  • Experience and understanding of the substance misuse sector
  • Awareness of health issues relating to substance misuse
  • Substance Misuse at minimum Band 6 level
  • Experience of working within prison/secure setting
  • Experience of key working and care planning
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary staff
  • Experience in multi-agency working and training
  • Experience of health service management
  • Experience of reporting maintenance requirements
  • Working knowledge of System-One
  • Proactivity – Quick thinking with a high level use of initiative
  • Resilience – Solves problems, takes learning on board from mistakes to aid personal and professional growth
  • Adaptability – Can work in fast-paced changing environments
  • Confidence – Has confidence in own abilities, has good eye contact and able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Team Work – Works in harmony with colleagues to deliver results
  • Open to Feedback - Open to constructive feedback in order to further develop
  • Innovative – Continually searching for better ways of working
  • Qualification Diploma/Degree in Substance Misuse or equivalent or willingness to undertake
  • Mentorship in Health and Social Care
  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification with current NMC registration or willingness to work towards

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Clinical Nurse Manager job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.