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Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Community Drug and Alcohol

Job Type:
Mental Health, Community, Substance Misuse
Senior Nurse
East of England
Norwich, Norfolk
£42,000 per annum
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Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Community Drug and Alcohol – Norwich, Norfolk – £36,000 - £42,000 per annum

Monday - Friday - 9-5

My client is looking for a nurse to join their close-knit team at their Community Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic in Norwich, Norfolk. 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.

My client is 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 nurse RGN (Registered General Nurse) or RMN (Registered Mental Nurse) with a background in Substance Misuse, Prison services or clinic/practise nursing background, to work in their fantastic service in Southampton.

The benefits of this Lead Nurse – RGN or RMN – Substance Misuse Clinic 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 must have the following:

  • Be a first level registered Nurse (RGN or RMN)
  • Possess an active UK nursing PIN
  • 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 234 9785
Contact: James Lewis

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