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Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol

Job Type:
Mental Health, Community, Substance Misuse
East London
£31,500 per annum
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Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery Nurse - East London - To £31,500 per annum plus £2,000 (R+R) Bonus

I am currently looking for a highly skilled RGN or RMN to take on the challenging role of community nurse for a drug and alcohol recovery service. This service is in East London and my client are looking for specialist nurses and non medical prescribes to join their existing team. 

This role is a great opportunity if you are looking to gain experience within the substance misuse field, whether you already work in substance misuse / addiction or would like the opportunity to lead a clinical team.

The service offers the following to people entering the East London Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service through referral, open access or the criminal justice system:

  • Specialist prescribing services
  • Rapid access to assessment
  • Responsive titration and a range of clinical and psychosocial interventions 

As a Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery Nurse, your duties will include:

  • BBV testing
  • Vaccinations
  • ECG's
  • Support through alcohol and opiate detoxification.

As a Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery Nurse, your duties will include:

  • Offer testing for blood borne viruses and provide appropriate pre and post test discussions.
  • Provide health promotion and harm reduction advice and screening; this includes providing blood borne virus, management, vaccination and referral to specialist services.
  • Work as part of the nursing team to improve health and promote recovery. This will include supporting service users' detoxification from alcohol and drugs.
  • Titration, stabilisation, reduction and detoxification of opiate replacement therapy.
  • Undertake general healthcare assessments and make onward referrals and recommendations as necessary.
  • Undertake ECG's as directed.
  • Adhere to Patient Group Directions and ensure requirements on updating are maintained.
  • Work alongside the Lead Clinician or Nurse Prescriber to plan and implement individual community detoxification programmes to ensure safety and optimise outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development and review of recovery/treatment plans.
  • Ensure that procedures are constantly reviewed to promote evidenced based best practice in accordance with UK Guidelines on Clinical Management, NICE Guidance and clinical protocols, procedures and policies.
  •  Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local and national guidelines on medicines management.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of up to date interventions as appropriate to the service.
  • Ensure all data requirements are maintained and collated within agreed time frames.
  • Engage proactively with both line management and clinical supervision.
  • Develop effective relationships with stakeholders and partnership agencies.
  • Ensure adherence to all relevant Health & Safety Policies and ensure that risk is managed appropriately within the service.
  • Attend meetings appropriate to the development and maintenance of the role under the direction of the Clinical Team Leader.

As a Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery Nurse, you will have:

  • A Registered Nurse qualification ( RMN or RGN ) with an active UK Nursing PIN
  • Proven post qualifying experience within Mental Health / General Nursing
  • The legal right to work in the UK
Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6213
Contact: Ehsan Arif

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