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Substance Misuse Nurse

Job Description

Substance Misuse Nurse

Service care solutions are working with a leading provider of Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation to fill a permanent position for a Substance Misuse Nurse.

Roles & Responsibilities for a Substance Misuse Nurse

  • Adhere to NMC guidelines and code of conduct at all times.
  • Support the Centre manager and Lead Nurse in the preparation and development of the Clinic action plan.
  • Develop and maintain close liaisons and working relationships with other primary and secondary care health and social care professionals in the formulation and delivery of a client's recovery plan.
  • Help ensure that the accommodation for residents, including catering, maintenance, and cleanliness is of a high standard.
  • Carry out the comprehensive inductions of nurses.
  • Undertake screening, triage/initial and comprehensive assessments and risk management plans of clients.
  • Plan and provide care for individuals undergoing detoxification programmes.
  • Administer medication and monitor effects, including undertaking clinical observations and reporting any abnormalities to the doctor(s).
  • Comprehensively assess clients and construct, review and monitor recovery plans within a holistic planned approach.
  • Provide case management and direct clinical care to a defined number of clients as agreed with the Centre Manager and Lead Nurse. This includes assessment, planning and providing specialist care.
  • Respond to clinical and medical emergencies, and managing crisis as a first line intervention.
  • Maintain admissions.
  • Agree treatment and care plans with clients, and review them regularly.
  • Undertake drug screening.

Substance Misuse Nurse Requirements

  • A current, UK recognised nursing qualification - RMN, RGN, CPN or equivalent.
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health or Registered Nurse General (NMC Registration and active PIN).
  • Experience working in a Drug & Alcohol recovery centre as a Nurse or Substance Misuse Nurse would be advantageous but not required.
  • Experience & knowledge of Drug & Alcohol treatment & recovery including treatment plans.

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