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Community Substance Misuse Nurse

  • Location:

    Croydon, London

  • Sector:

    Medical and Healthcare

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  • Salary:

    £31695 - £37331 per annum + LW £1,996.23

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Job Description

We are recruiting for a UK leading provider a Community Substance Misuse Nurse
The Substance Misuse Nurse role is a varied one, the successful candidate will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team, offering specialist clinical interventions to people who use our services.

In our services no two days are the same. Every person who comes into our service is treated as an individual, so understanding the importance of a whole person approach along with being curious, a good listener, a clinically robust practitioner and having a flexible approach are essential skills.

The role includes:

Undertake physical and mental health assessments for people who access our services when indicated by clinical need and ensure appropriate sign posting/referral to primary care or appropriate secondary health care services for identified health issues.
Undertake assessments for all alcohol service users as indicated in the alcohol policy and using the outcome to determine safe detoxification as required.
Assist in the titration process for opiate service users as required by service need 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 education, health promotion and screening for blood borne viruses (BBV). Provide Hepatitis B vaccinations when indicated.
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).
Undertake community alcohol detoxification either at the service or at the service user's home.
Support Opiate detoxification in the community.
First level registered nurse with recent relevant post qualification experience and a current PIN.
Respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
Show a capacity to work alone and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
Employ a professional, empathetic, and non-judgemental attitude towards service users and all stakeholders.
Show commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for service users.
Ability to travel between services.


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