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Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse

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  • Job reference: HQ00044916
    Up to £25.00 per hour
    Nurse (Substance Misuse)


    Are you looking for a new Substance Misuse Nurse role?

    Sanctuary Criminal Justice is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse to fill a full-time role in Chelmsford. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of substance misuse nursing and be registered with the NMC.

    The pay rate for this locum Substance Misuse Nurse role is £25 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and this role is an initial 3-month contract.

    Job Summary:
    You will work as a member of Essex STaRS in providing high quality, evidence-based, holistic nursing care to service users in line with your NMC professional code of conduct and Trust policies. You will jointly assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist prescribing packages of care based upon individual service user needs, under the guidance of the Independent Non-Medical Prescriber as per NICE guidance.

    - Provide and oversee the management and care of service users requiring specialist prescribing interventions.
    - Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage the maintenance of accurate and timely documentation / records on all service users.
    - Oversee the conduct / contribute to the assessment process, as well as the observation and ongoing assessment, providing accurate and timely feedback Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service users environment.
    - Attend joint multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral/review/business.
    - Report and document incidents as required.
    - Conduct and oversee physical health care checks and act upon the findings.
    - Lead, facilitate and support group work such as pre detox, health promotion Responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime

    Requirements of the Substance Misuse Nurse:
    - Degree or equivalent in nursing
    - Current NMC registration (RGN/RMN)
    - Significant experience as a substance misuse nurse
    - A nurse with extensive experience of caseload work with Drug and Alcohol misusers.

    This Substance Misuse Nurse job is advertised by Hannah Rutter; 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. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.