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Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Job Type:
Mental Health, Community, Substance Misuse
South East
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
£31,500 per annum
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Community Nurse - RGN or RMN - Drug and Alcohol Recovery Nurse - Southend-On-Sea, Essex - Salary to £31,500 per annum plus £2,000 (R+R) Bonus

We are seeking to appoint specialist nurses and non-medical prescribers to join our client's multi-disciplinary team offering specialist prescribing services, rapid access to assessment, responsive titration and a range of clinical and psychosocial interventions to people entering the Southend-On-Sea Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service through referral, open access or the criminal justice system.  

Whether you're a nurse looking to gain experience in a new field, you already work in addiction  or you would like the opportunity to lead a clinical team, we would love to hear from you. 

As a Drug and Alcohol recovery nurse, some of your duties will include BBV testing, vaccinations, ECG's and support through alcohol and opiate detoxification.

Other key Responsibilities for the successful RGN or RMN 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse ( RMN or RGN ) to join a pioneering team. Essential requirements are as follows, you will be:

  • Nurse qualified (RMN or RGN) with an active UK Nursing PIN
  • Proven post qualifying experience within Mental Health / General Nursing
  • Clean Driving Lisence
  • The legal right to work in the UK

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6213
Contact: Ehsan Arif

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