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Health and Wellbeing Nurse Practitioner

Job reference: HQ00044398
West Sussex
£26759.00 - £32584.00 per annum
Permanent
Substance Misuse

Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Prison Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Sanctuary Criminal Justice is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated health and wellbeing practitioner to work in West Sussex.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of prison nursing and be registered with the NMC.
The Salary for this permanent health and wellbeing practitioner job is £26,759 - £32,584

Job duties
- Undertake Health and Wellbeing assessments for all opiate service users and users of other drugs when indicated by clinical need.
- Undertake Nurse Alcohol Assessments for all alcohol service users as indicated by the CGL Alcohol policy, using results to determine safe detoxification as required. Lead Nurse Health and Wellbeing Nurse
- Provide titration for opiate service users as part of the health and wellbeing clinics to ensure the service user achieves an optimum dose of OST. This process is supported by good communication to other team members, including community pharmacists.
- Provide screening for blood borne viruses (BBV), through dry blood spot testing.
- Work within and consolidate integrated care and treatment pathways for individuals who are identified as being infected with BBV/s (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and/or HIV).
- Following health and wellbeing assessments ensure appropriate sign posting to primary care or referral to appropriate secondary health care services for identified health issues.
-Undertake community alcohol detoxification either at the service or at the service user's home.
Support Opiate detoxification in the community.
- Undertake phlebotomy, as required, ensuring adherence to identified pathways for blood sample labelling, collection, obtaining results and signposting.
- Use blood results to support the assessment the current health status of service users, the need for specialist medical referral and the suitability for community detoxification.
- Where indicated, refer for specialist inpatient services (including detoxification) and liaise with hospital and inpatient unit staff.
- To contribute to CGL Naloxone Strategy by training staff and service users in the use of Naloxone. Ensuring Naloxone is distributed to service users at every opportunity.
- Offer wound care assessment and basic wound dressing to service users. Organise signposting to other services as required and ensure clear pathways into other treatment arenas as appropriate.
- Utilise psychosocial intervention including Integrated Test and Evaluation Plans (ITEP), in both one-to-one and group settings to promote engagement in treatment services and ownership of recovery planning.


Requirements of the prison health and wellbeing practitioner:
- Offender health experience

Contact:
This health and wellbeing practitioner job is advertised by Stuart Munns; if you are interested in this position please click below 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.

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 by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.