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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Registered Nurse (RGN) or RMN - Smithfield

Job Reference: J192-A-21-11343

Turning Point
£23,000 - £25,000 (Pro-Rata)

Job Introduction

Fixed Term Contract - Up to 12 Months

Turning Point are one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and our range of drug and alcohol services help people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. As a Registered Nurse in our Smithfield Service you'll make a real difference to the lives of those experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your nursing career.

This role is based in Smithfield Services, our 22-bed specialist in-patient detoxification unit in Manchester city centre. The service offers an evidence-based and clinically safe inpatient detox service which offers Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) alongside medically managed detox. Our programmes offer a care planned approach based entirely on the recovery model, placing the Service User at the centre of treatment provision.

Running health facilities and services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people. So, if you're ambitious and focused on clinical excellence, you can look forward to excellent training and progressing a clinical career with real value.

Role Responsibility

Working as a Registered Nurse there, you'll be involved in a range of activities to help us provide the best possible experience to those who come to us for treatment and support. From administering medication and facilitating groups, to managing admissions and handling discharges, you'll ensure our services are never short of the highest quality. Acting as a professional role model, you will take part in Clinical Supervision and offer clinical and line management supervision to more junior members of staff and act as a mentor for Student Nurses. And all the way through, you'll have access to outstanding training and career development resources, as well as a highly supportive team.

The Ideal Candidate

We are happy to recruit an RMN or a RGN to add to the skills mix of our nursing team. Smithfield also has a great track record for supporting newly qualified nurses with a passion for working in substance misuse through their preceptorship. You will be supported by an experienced practitioner to develop your confidence, refine your skills, values and behaviours allowing you to provide care confidently. The salary for a newly qualified nurse working through their preceptorship is £23,000 pa which rises to £25,000 once the programme has been successfully completed.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week, including rotational night duty, weekends and bank holidays.

In return for your hard work, dedication and commitment, we can offer the opportunity to grow, learn and develop as a nurse. We will provide you with a range of training opportunities as well as the opportunity to gain new experiences through working in a range of other services we have throughout the UK.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • NMC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Free City Centre Parking
  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation fromInvestors in People
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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