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High quality healthcare for all
High quality healthcare for all

Substance abuse

We believe in putting the patient first regardless of their history. That’s why we deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments.

Within prison healthcare, substance misuse can be encountered at any point from receiving a new patient into the prison through to release. Our multi-disciplinary teams are built up of a wide range of nursing backgrounds with substance misuse nurses and practitioners playing a large part in healthcare within this environment.

During a typical day working within substance misuse, you would be involved in anything from the positive engagement of individuals as they arrive in prison, reducing deterioration in mental health and in any substance use problems, focusing on risks to physical health, reducing the risk of self-harm and active treatment of any mental and/or physical health crises through to reviews, support and ensuring that they are detoxifying from substances.

Our team is made up of both Registered Mental Health Nurses and Registered Adult Nurses working within substance misuse. Typically substance misuse nurses assume they need to have mental health experience or be registered as a mental health nurse, which isn’t the case. At Practice Plus Group, we welcome applications from a variety of experience and backgrounds and work with you to specialise in substance misuse.

Job title Location Contract type Schedule type Closing date
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Stocken Permanent Full Time 29 January 2021
Senior Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Stocken Permanent Full Time 29 January 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP YOI Exeter Permanent 9 February 2021
Senior Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Pentonville Permanent 28 January 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Channings Wood Permanent Full Time 28 January 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Hewell Permanent Full Time 28 January 2021
Developmental Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Hewell Permanent Full Time 28 January 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP YOI Doncaster Permanent 31 January 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Leeds Permanent Full Time 31 January 2021
Substance Misuse Non Medical Prescriber HMP Wormwood Scrubs Permanent 16 February 2021
Substance Misuse Nurse HMP Brixton Permanent 22 January 2021
Clinical Substance Misuse Services Manager HMP Oakwood Permanent Full Time 21 January 2021
Regional Integrated Substance Misuse Lead HMP YOI Exeter Permanent Full Time 20 January 2021
Substance Misuse Clinical Lead HMP YOI Portland Permanent Full Time 20 January 2021
Senior Substance Misuse Nurse HMP YOI Portland Permanent Full Time 20 January 2021

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We provide excellent care to patients across the country, support to the NHS, and a great place to work.

Healthcare divisions

Our impressive range of services is also great news for your career as you can move and progress across our services and specialties.

Our locations

We are located across England from York to Plymouth. Use our locations map to find opportunities near you.

Why work for us

As a large, private company we provide job security and the chance to work with the highest quality people working in the healthcare system.

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