Substance Misuse Nurse

Job title: Substance Misuse Nurse
Location: Hampshire
Working hours: 30 hours over 4 or 5 days
Hourly rate: £25-26 PH
Contract: Minimum 3 months

No home working available

Job role:

  • To provide tailored treatment interventions including general health assessments and screening, community detoxification, medication titration, stabilization programs and relapse prevention plans with a particular focus on taking the lead for those with blood borne virus infections or related health problems.

  • To ensure that accurate notes of all consultations with service users are recorded clearly and fully in clinical notes.

  • To signpost service users to other services, which will meet their needs in accordance with the objectives in their care plan and to ensure appropriate liaison is maintained.

  • To be a specialist resource within the team with regards to blood borne virus infections, to inclusion and to multi-agency partners.

  • To provide clinical support to medical staff including external GPs and the wider team members.

  • To deputize for the lead nurse prescriber when required to do so.

Essential Requirements:

  • A professional Nursing qualification with additional qualifications and experience in providing BBV services.

  • Considerable experience of working with drug users and as a Qualified Registered Nurse.

  • A commitment to and understanding of harm reduction & recovery approaches to working with drug users.

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