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Substance Misuse Nurse

Job Description

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an enthusiastic registered nurse to join the clinical teams in Pavilions Brighton and Hove drug and alcohol services, delivering all aspects of assessment, medical and psycho social treatment and care co ordination for people seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Applications from non medical prescribers would be welcome.

Pavilions is an exciting new partnership delivered between Cranstoun, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton Oasis project, Equinox and YMCA Downslink. Since April 2015 the integrated service has been providing treatment and recovery services for those affected by alcohol and drugs across Brighton and Hove.

The successful candidate will work in multi-agency settings and with the local community. There will also be joint working with local mental health services across community and hospital settings, as part of our commitment to improving treatment access and outcomes for people with complex needs, and work in GP surgeries across the city. The role includes providing clinical supervision for other nurses and partnership staff.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience including experience of working in substance misuse services. They will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of national and local guidelines and governance frameworks, as well as commitment to working in recovery oriented multi agency services.

Above all, you’ll be interested in becoming part of a diverse and energetic environment and welcome the opportunity to tackle challenges, look for solutions and work in a sector that impact’s on people’s lives and communities.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 375 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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