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Substance Misuse Nurse

Full Time

We Are With You

Substance Misuse Nurse Shrewsbury

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We are recruiting for a Substance Misuse Nurse to join our fantastic team. Every year, millions of us are affected by problems with mental health, drugs, alcohol, and self-harm and sadly most of us know someone affected and one in six have personal experience. So, what makes this role different, we want to find new ways to help people, for individuals to have easier access to services that will support them, and we want to develop new clinical practices to increase evidence that works, but we cannot do this on our own.

We need your passion and dedication to help us change the lives of the people we support.You will be part of a dynamic team who will value your input and ideas. Our clients will be benefit from your clinical skill set, experience and knowledge as you empower them to overcome their personal challenges. We truly believe that education is a powerful tool, we are continuously learning how our clients want to be supported and reflecting on ways to improve our services. Click here to read our strategy https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/who-we-are/our-strategy-2019-2022/

This is an extremely rewarding role, one from which you will have the opportunity to be part of a patients journey from end to end. We are certain this role will remind you of why you chose Nursing as a career pathway.

Job Purpose

As our Substance Misuse Nurse you will provide a range of Health and Wellbeing and harm reduction interventions to service users in accordance with the agreed model of service delivery. You will deliver high standards of nursing care to substance misusers and be responsible for the assessment
of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

If you have a passion for protecting vulnerable adults and children through the work you do and can inspire others to make a difference for their clients using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we want to hear from you. Shropshire Recovery Partnership is a countywide adult and young persons integrated service. The service offers one to one psycho-social interventions, group work programmes, clinical and criminal justice interventions.

 

Main Responsibilities

You will be an advocate for our patients, working closely with them to identify the physical, psychological, spiritual and social support they need. The postholder will work flexibly providing a high standard of nursing care in a variety of settings, promoting the health and well-being of service users whilst maintaining a safe, caring and therapeutic environment. You will participate as an active member of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, accountable for your practice, and work in
partnership with other health care professionals, psycho-social case managers, patients and others in the delivery of care.
You will support the delivery of specific healthcare clinics or groups, designed to support and educate clients, providing them with practical tools to overcome life’s challenges, this will include pre-session planning and post-session evaluation.

 

Benefits

To undertake the role of Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse, providing a range of Health and Wellbeing and harm reduction interventions to service users in accordance with the agreed model of service delivery, abiding at all times by We Are With You and National restrictions, regulations, policies and procedures, applicable to this role. To provide the delivery of high standards of nursing care to substance misusers in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice and We Are With You policies. To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and that development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direct supervision

Essential Skills

Essential Criteria

  • Registered Nurse with Valid registration via the NMC
  • Completed pre-registration Registered Nurse training
  • Demonstrable experience of comprehensive assessment of need including risk assessments
  • Knowledge of safe storage, handling and administration of drugs in particular controlled
    drugs
  • Knowledge and understanding of NMC code of conduct
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management and its implementation
  • Understanding of the roles, responsibilities and structures of agencies involved in
    responding to drug and alcohol issues
  • Demonstrable ability to work constructively with a wide variety of groups and individuals in
    a range of settings and work roles
  • Ability to assess plans, implement and evaluate service user care and act accordingly if untoward changes occurred
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to positive engage service users
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback, support, clinical/managerial supervision
  • Ability to treat services users with respect and dignity
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Able to meet With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours
  • Good IT Skills
  • Willingness to work flexibly in order to deliver required care in agreement with line manager and other healthcare professionals

Desired Skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Studied to Degree Level
  • Post basic study covering substance misuse and blood borne viruses
  • Qualified to perform immunisation and vaccinations
  • Mentorship Course/ENB 998 or equivalent or willingness to undertake
  • Minimum 12 months post registration experience
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in Nursing since registration
  • Relevant healthcare experience working within substance misuse
  • Experience of delivering nursing interventions in a community setting
  • Experience in delivering structured psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge and awareness about current developments in drug and alcohol issues
  • Thorough awareness of drugs and their effects, models of intervention and treatment,
    relevant legislation and issues and debates in the drugs and alcohol field
  • Experience of planning and providing harm reduction initiatives and recovery solutions in a
    substance misuse setting

If working in prision setting: 

  • Relevant health care experience in a forensic or secure setting
  • Experience of using Methosoft dispensing systems
  • Experience of using SystmOne
  • Relevant health care experience in a forensic or secure setting

 

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

 

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Registered Nurse with Valid registration via the NMC
  • Completed pre-registration Registered Nurse training
  • Demonstrable experience of comprehensive assessment of need including risk assessments
  • Knowledge of safe storage, handling and administration of drugs in particular controlled
    drugs
  • Knowledge and understanding of NMC code of conduct
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management and its implementation
  • Understanding of the roles, responsibilities and structures of agencies involved in
    responding to drug and alcohol issues
  • Demonstrable ability to work constructively with a wide variety of groups and individuals in
    a range of settings and work roles
  • Ability to assess plans, implement and evaluate service user care and act accordingly if untoward changes occurred
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to positive engage service users
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback, support, clinical/managerial supervision
  • Ability to treat services users with respect and dignity
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Able to meet With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours
  • Good IT Skills
  • Willingness to work flexibly in order to deliver required care in agreement with line manager and other healthcare professionals

COVID-19 Substance Misuse Nurse Shrewsbury

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