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Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) - Prisons - Surrey

Job Description

Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) - Prisons - Surrey - Salary circa £32,000

As a Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff. 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.

The Substance Misuse Nurse will work with individuals, on a 1-1 basis, providing advice and information. You will support in group work delivery and liaise with prescribers and Recovery Practitioners on clinical interventions.

You will occasionally be required to support dispensing. You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. For this role it is vital you have a current registration with the nursing and midwifery council.

The ideal candidate for the role of Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) will have the following experience/abilities and skills:

•Experience of work with Substance Misusers (in a prison setting would be beneficial not essential)
•Experience of working autonomously
•Ability to gain the appropriate level of service user consent
•Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
•Sound clinical/substance misuse knowledge
•Organisational skills
•Assessment skills, including an understanding of risk assessments
•Awareness of health issues relating to substance misuse
•Ability to work in partnership with other agencies
•Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person
•Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills

As a Substance Misuse Nurse (RGN or RMN) you must have:

•A current, valid registration with the NMC
•A Registered General Nurse (RGN) or Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) qualification
•The legal right to work in the UK
•Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to or call Steve on 0161 234 9781.


Company Overview

Liquid Personnel is a specialist social work and social care recruitment consultancy, supplying temporary and permanent staff to vacancies throughout the UK.

We are an award-winning consultancy and a leading supplier to many UK local authorities, care home groups, fostering agencies, and other organisations.