Lead Nurse - Non-Medical Prescriber

Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
BN22 8XS
£ 35000 - 41000 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
30 Jul 2020
27 Aug 2020

Job Description

Lead Nurse - Non-Medical Prescriber - Community Substance Misuse - Eastbourne - Up to £41,000 per annum

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new opportunity in Eastbourne, for a nurse to join a community-based recovery service for those affected by alcohol and substance misuse. Our client is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic nurse who is also a qualified Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) to join their strong team of nurses.

You will be joining a 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 Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service through referral, open access or the criminal justice system. This will include BBV testing, vaccinations, ECG's and support through alcohol and opiate detoxification.

We are looking for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting people with substance misuse and experience of coordinating interventions with the service user. The post holder will need to be comfortable with the recovery principles in addictions, ITEP and NICE guidance on detoxification and stabilisation protocols. The individual should demonstrate skills to ensure that the care delivered, is specific and evidence based, adhering to service user's needs and will be required to hold a small caseload.

The benefits of this Lead Nurse role:

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm only
  • Relevant training and development opportunities
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Supportive team and management

Duties of this Lead Nurse role:

  • To provide a safe, effective and evidence-based care and interventions for service users and clinical interventions for alcohol and substance misuse assisted withdrawal
  • To work in collaboration with clinical lead, Consultant Psychiatrist, nurses to aid in the safe delivery of Alcohol and Substance Misuse detox and assisted withdrawal services
  • To support service users affected by alcohol and substance misuse to achieve and sustain their recovery
  • Admissions assessments and detox prescribing
  • Physical and medical assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Client case management
  • Administration and distribution of Medication and Controlled Drugs
  • Overseeing the wellbeing of client's recovery from a psychosocial perspective as well as medical.

The successful candidate for this Lead Nurse position will have:

  • A Registered Nurse (RMN or RGN) qualification
  • A current registration with the NMC (RMN or RGN) and a legal right to work in the UK
  • Experience in a similar clinical role within a substance misuse environment
  • Non-Medical Prescriber qualification

For more information please email Apply

Ref: AGU-114989

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