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Community Specialist Alcohol Nurse

Job Description

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust’s services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. We expect every member of staff to embed these values in everything they do to drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use C&I‘s services, these values mean that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery –
i.e. ‘no decision about you, without you’.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.


Community Specialist Alcohol Nurse

Camden Alcohol Service (SMS)

Band 6: £31,562 to £41,630 pa inclusive of HCAS

Full Time, Permanent

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic specialist alcohol nurse to join a multidisciplinary team within the Integrated Camden Alcohol Service. The service is based at 7-8 Early Mews, Camden, NW1 7HG and is made up as a partnership between Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and CGL.

The position requires someone who has in-depth knowledge of working with service users with alcohol dependence, mental health and complex needs. The role will be to provide safe, effective and evidence based care and intervention for service users to support them to achieve and sustain long-term recovery.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent level of clinical skill in order to work in delivering community alcohol detoxification and health promotion to service users. In addition to leading on community alcohol detoxification there will be a need to work closely with local GP practices and other services in the borough to deliver treatment to in the community to those service users who are unable to attend the main service at Early Mews.

The role also involves acting as a dual diagnosis lead (providing advice on dual diagnosis complex cases to the whole team, and carrying a small caseload of clients with mental health issues).
As one of the principle roles involves detoxification, a qualification as a nurse prescriber would be desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Gill Davies (Team Manager)  ( Phone number removed ) 

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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