Recovery Nurse

Inclusion

The closing date is 02 March 2024

Job summary

We are currently recruiting for a Recovery Nurse working 4 days a week at our Winchester service. The successful applicant will need to have experience or knowledge of substance misuse and the harms this can cause, as well as a positive attitude to supporting clients in meeting their healthcare needs. Regular delivery of health and wellbeing clinics in which basic observations, vaccinations for Hep B and testing for blood borne viruses are undertaken, as well as looking at other health related concerns will be essential to support our clients in addressing their health.

There may be requirements to support other Hampshire-based Inclusion services in clinical interventions so a willingness to travel is essential.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:

Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)

Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs

Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

Child Care Vouchers Scheme

NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The Team deliver care over a 5 day period to substance misusing adults, focusing on ensuring that the service users are supported in their recovery, using collaborative holistic care planning and interventions. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team you will provide active involvement in the assessment and key working with clients, responding quickly to those referred with urgent and high risks such as pregnancy, prescribing needs etc and provide effective, evidence based interventions at the right time with the right person. You will need to have the following key skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a substance misuse setting.
  • Registered nurse (RMN or RGN as examples)
  • Have a genuine passion for working with substance misusing clients
  • Be able to work well in a Team
  • Deliver a range of clinical interventions including basic observations, vaccinations and testing for blood borne viruses
  • Support clients in alcohol home detoxes

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Date posted

31 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-23-5634310-B

Job locations

Inclusion Recovery Winchester

Winchester

SO23 8DX


Job description

Job responsibilities

Assessment of clientsSafeguarding children and adultsActive Recovery PlanningRisk identification and risk managementWorking in a multidisciplinary teamWorking with partnership agenciesFacilitation of workshops and groupsCaseload management of clients with various presenting needsOffering NEX and harm minimisation adviceTraining of other professionals, families and carersOnward referral to supporting agenciesDeliver Health and wellbeing interventionsCompleting home detoxes

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assessment of clientsSafeguarding children and adultsActive Recovery PlanningRisk identification and risk managementWorking in a multidisciplinary teamWorking with partnership agenciesFacilitation of workshops and groupsCaseload management of clients with various presenting needsOffering NEX and harm minimisation adviceTraining of other professionals, families and carersOnward referral to supporting agenciesDeliver Health and wellbeing interventionsCompleting home detoxes

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies Or Equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field ? CBT ? Motivational Interviewing ? Brief solution focussed therapy ? Mapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI) Auricular acupuncture trained
  • A professional qualification in Social Work, Probation, Nursing, Psychology, Youth and Community etc.

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working with drug users.
  • A commitment to and understanding of harm reduction & recovery approaches to working with drug users.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement.
  • Counselling skills, case management

Desirable

  • Experience of developing and Delivering group work.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies Or Equivalent experience

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field ? CBT ? Motivational Interviewing ? Brief solution focussed therapy ? Mapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI) Auricular acupuncture trained
  • A professional qualification in Social Work, Probation, Nursing, Psychology, Youth and Community etc.

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working with drug users.
  • A commitment to and understanding of harm reduction & recovery approaches to working with drug users.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement.
  • Counselling skills, case management

Desirable

  • Experience of developing and Delivering group work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Recovery Winchester

Winchester

SO23 8DX


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Recovery Winchester

Winchester

SO23 8DX


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Team Leader

Piers Anning

Piers.anning@mpft.nhs.uk

03001240103

Date posted

31 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-23-5634310-B

Job locations

Inclusion Recovery Winchester

Winchester

SO23 8DX


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