Substance Misuse Recovery Nurse

Location Featherstone
Job type Permanent
Salary £24k - 29k per year
Reference 160011

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Featherstone for a Substance Misuse Recovery Nurse to work 37.5 hours per week.

The salary for this permanent Recovery Nurse job is £24,000 - £29,000 annum.


  • Provide nursing care for patients accessing specialist substance misuse services in HMPs to include treatment, harm reduction, BBV testing, screening and patient education
  • Behave at all times in a way that is consistent with and actively supports the organisations values
  • Ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under your management and support other members of the team to do likewise
  • Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care
  • Provide nursing treatment to patients in participation with Delphi Clinicians or independently agreed protocols
  • Undertake full clinical assessments and manage the health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care in conjunction with Delphi Medical Clinicians, Healthcare and other departments such as Mental Health, Gym and security
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with substance misuse issues
  • Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and nondrug-based treatment methods into a recovery plan via a regular audit cycle
  • Manage the Controlled Drugs process in line with the Standard Operating Procedure for Controlled Drugs
  • Administer medication in accordance with Prison/Delphi and Trust Policy Guidelines, acknowledging the importance of security within the prison environment
  • Support blood borne virus clinics including pre screening advice and screening re: Hepatitis A & B and Hepatitis C testing
  • Maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation in line with the NMC Code of Conduct, NMC Guidelines on Medicines Management and the NMC Guidelines on Record Keeping and any relevant Delphi and prison service requirements
  • Accurately assimilate and interpret clinical information about patient, instigate appropriate remedial action and promptly record changes on electronic clinical record

Requirements of the Recovery Nurse:

  • Degree level or working towards
  • Diploma level or equivalent
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • UK Registered Nurse
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Be aware of Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies which may be required to improve the safety of your work area
  • Familiar with safeguarding policies
  • Know who to contact if you have concerns about an adult or child’s welfare
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • RCGP level 1 or willingness to work towards qualification
  • Ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care inclusive of medically assisted recovery as well as a wide range of psycho social interventions
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a changing, demanding and stressful situation
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of planning and leading a change process in a clinical setting
  • IT systems skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to high standards of service
  • Ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively
  • An ability to manage potentially challenging behaviour
  • Ability to use SystmOne and/or electronic clinical recording system
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with the ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels, including the development of sound therapeutic relationships
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to make judgements involving complicated situations, patient assessments and discharge
  • Experience and understanding of working in a custodial setting
  • Knowledge of substance misuse
  • Understanding of the roles, values, procedures and standards of working in a prison environment
  • Evidence of experience in embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health outcome
  • Understanding of resource management, Risk and Safety, Quality and Governance issues
  • Experience in dispensing and administration of controlled drugs
  • Post registration experience in substance misuse or working in healthcare within a prison setting
  • Experience and knowledge of ordering and maintaining controlled drug stock


This Recovery Nurse job is advertised by Craig Osborne; 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.