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Substance Misuse Nurse

Job Type:
Substance Misuse
South East
Crawley, West Sussex
£29,000 to £33,568 per annum
Salary Description:
£29000 - £33568 per annum
Job Ref:

Substance Misuse Nurse - Clinic - Crawley, West Sussex - up to £33,568 per annum

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

An experienced nurse (RGN or RMN) is required to join a substance misuse clinic in Crawley, West Sussex. They are looking for a nurse with a positive attitude that is willing to learn and understand the treatment process. 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 with a background in substance misuse, prison services or clinic/practise nursing background.

The benefits of this Substance Misuse Nurse role include:

* A competitive salary with an increase in annual leave days based on length of service
* Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
* 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
* Hospital alcohol liaison

The essential requirements of this Substance Misuse Nurse role include:

* Be a first level registered nurse (RGN or RMN)
* Possess an active UK NMC PIN
* Ideally have experience in substance misuse services, whether that be drugs, alcohol or both
* 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: 0207 046 6220
Contact: Anchin Gurung

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