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Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Description

Vacancies have arisen for Band 6 Mental Health Nurses within the Substance Misuse Directorate. Posts are within the Edinburgh substance misuse team and the West Lothian Team in the first instance.

Applications are invited from innovative highly motivated nurses to join this established multi-disciplinary team. Excellent assessment care planning and communication skills are essential and the candidate will be required to liaise and work with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory services/agencies.

Previous experience of working in addictions is essential it is expected that the successful applicant will have the ability to adapt quickly to this specialist field of nursing. Candidates must have a passion to work with individuals who suffer from both alcohol and drug problems.

Applicants should be aware that in the first instance these posts will be within the Substance Misuse Directorate but these are in a period of transition and so successful candidates are likely to be transferred to posts within the Royal Edinburgh and Associated Services.

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