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      Substance Misuse Nurse

      Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

      Salary: £35,200.00 - £41,100.00

      Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time

      Substance Misuse Nurse

      Swindon, Wiltshire
      Permanent, Part Time- 18 hours per week 
      £35,200.00 – £41,100.00 Depending on Experience
      Mentus recruitment are pleased to be partnering with a prestigious, independent healthcare provider. We are seeking a Substance Misuse Nurse to work part time hours, 18 hour per week.
      Our client has a clear vision, to be a leading provider of mental health services that offer the highest quality of patient care whilst supporting their families. They are committed to the professional development of their employees and to creating a safe and compassionate care culture.
      Substance Misuse Nurse to work as part of a team of nurses that form an integral part of the multi disciplinary team. Reporting into the lead nurse you will work in an outpatient setting that supports patients with drug and alcohol addictions.
      Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you would offer specialist clinical interventions to people who use our services. This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and passionate Substance Misuse Nurse to help shape our vision in how we provide clinical services to individuals whose lives have been affected by drugs and alcohol. 
      Benefits:
      • Salary of £35,200.00 – £41,100.00 Depending on Experience
      • Prior Experience is advantageous but not essential
      • VISA Sponsorship available
      • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
      • NMC Membership costs paid
      • Eligible candidates can start immediately
      • Opportunities for career progression
      • Work Place Pension available
      • Paid Wellness time and access to Employee Wellness programme
      • Protected time for professional development
      • Access to excellent training programmes including the RCNi learning platform 

       

      Key Result Areas:

      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Contribute to CGL’s 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.
      • Undertake basic life support and anaphylaxis training so you are confident and competent to manage a medical emergency including the administration of emergency drugs.
      • Understand and adhere to the legislation surrounding the use of patient group directives (PGDs).
      • 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
      Experience and Qualifications:
      • Full NMC Registration
      • Experience in Mental Health setting such as Acute, CAMHS, Rehab or any other relevant setting.
      • Be competent in the performance of clinical and professional procedures and practices, bringing to the immediate attention of the Hospital Manager any variations in these practices.
      • Liaise effectively with all members of the multi- disciplinary team.
      • Have in-depth knowledge of the NMC Professional Code of Conduct and Standards of Administration of Medicine and ensure that all practice conforms to these standards.
      • Have an understanding of the Care Quality Commission Standards and practice within the requirements of this legislation.

       

      If you are interested in this position please call Lauren or Thomas on 01920 456850 or email your CV to hello@mentusrecruitment.com
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      Lauren Stafford

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      Lauren Stafford

      Director | Recruitment Specialist

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