Nurse, RGN / RMN (Substance Misuse)

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Up to £24500 per annum
10 Sep 2018
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


RGN / RMN (Substance Misuse)

The centre provides adult in-patient treatment for substance abuse and dependence including alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, heroin, opiates, legal highs and prescription drugs.

Our client uses a therapy approach which is focussed on helping service users address theirdependence on drugs or alcohol and empowering them to make choices and the changes they need to make in order to achieve their recovery goals.

About the role..

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, you must be able to carry out comprehensive assessments, initiate and review individual recovery plans and confidently communicate the full range of treatment options available to service users. You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. Across everything you do, you'll maintain accurate records and provide the kind of helpful, empathetic support that will make every patient feel at ease

You will have an understanding of substance misuse and addictions and have worked with this client group for a minimum of one year. You will be responsible for the admissions and discharge process, risk assessment, medication, act as shift lead. You will ensure clear and concise patient records are kept up to date with a key focus on the delivery and promotion of high quality care. You will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting the patient pathway through this service.

As an RGN/RMN with valid NMC registration and preferably RCGP 1-2 in Substance Misuse, you'll have experience of working with substance misusers, with the ability to work autonomously; with sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge. We'll want to see evidence of your continued professional development, and a real passion for taking your skills even further.

It goes without saying that you'll have a solid understanding of health and safety, along with exemplary record keeping skills. Self-motivated, you'll show plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations. Beyond that, you should have a flexible approach and the ability to achieve changing priorities.

Shifts will be 12 hours with the expectation that both day and night shifts are worked with paid breaks. You are required to have an up to date NMC registration and be able to provide evidence supporting your right to employment within the UK.

Permanent 37 hours per week, you will be required to work on a rota pattern which includes weekends and bank holidays.

Please note that this role is subject to BS Social Care's Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check.

Salary - £24,500 per annum

APPLY NOW - Call Ella Sandoval or Kirsty May on 0113 2154312 for more information.