Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Substance Misuse Nurse

Substance Misuse Nurse required based in North London for a drug and alcohol service.

  • On-going contract

  • Start date - ASAP

  • Full time (Monday - Friday)

  • £30 - £32 per hour (negotiable depending on experience)

Job Details

  • To provide a range of community or hospital-based recovery-focused substance misuse service interventions in accordance with the agreed model of service delivery.

  • To undertake health and wellbeing assessments for alcohol or opiate service users, or users of other drugs, when indicated by clinical need, followed by a care plan or recommendations.

  • To undertake community alcohol detoxification either at the service or at the service user's home.

  • To provide screening for blood borne viruses (BBV), through dry blood spot testing.

Essential requirements

  • Registered RMN/RGN nurse with the NMC with at least two years' post-registration experience.

  • Experience of community-related substance misuse multi-disciplinary work.

  • Experience of BBV screening and the administration of BBV vaccinations.

  • Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including providing drug or alcohol detoxification.