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Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Drug and Alcohol

Job Type:
Mental Health, Substance Misuse
Nurse, Nurse Manager
West Midlands
£36,000 per annum
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Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Drug and Alcohol – Birmingham – Up to £36,000 per annum

Working hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

My client is looking for a nurse to join their close-knit team at their Substance Misuse Clinic in Birmingham. They need a nurse with a positive attitude that is willing to learn, has experience in leading a team and experience in health promotion. The service provides an Alcohol Liaison Service, an Alcohol Detox Service and an Opiate Replacement Service for NHS patients.

The successful Drug and Alcohol Lead Nurse (RGN or RMN), will be joining a national charity with a reputation for delivering excellence in services for people with drug and alcohol dependency issues. They are looking to recruit a skilled and highly experienced Nurse, with a background in Substance Misuse, Prison services or clinic/practise nursing background, to work in their fantastic service in Birmingham.

The benefits of this Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Drug and Alcohol role include:

  • A competitive salary with an increase in annual leave days based on length of service
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Regular support and supervision during their probationary period and monthly supervision thereafter
  • The opportunity to work within a rewarding and varied role in a supportive team environment
  • The potential for personal and professional development, including internal and external training courses and time off to pursue relevant higher education qualifications.

The service provides a range of interventions including:

  • Blood borne virus screening and vaccination
  • Clinically assisted alcohol reduction plans
  • Community detoxification
  • Counselling
  • Extended brief interventions
  • Health and wellbeing checks and hospital alcohol liaison
  • Experience in most of these would be beneficial.

The successful Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Drug and Alcohol will:

  • Be a first level registered Nurse (RGN or RMN)
  • Possess an active UK nursing PIN and the legal right to work in the UK
  • Have experience in substance misuse services, whether that be drugs, alcohol or both
  • Have experience in health promotion
  • Have a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services
  • Have knowledge of clinical prescribing issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of harm reduction and health promotion interventions
  • Possess knowledge of the issues facing alcohol misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 238 7489
Contact: Lydia Hedley

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