Substance Misuse Nurse - Band 5

Job type Permanent
Salary £30,615 per year
Reference 165083

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Substance Misuse Nurse to work based in Eastchurch.

The pay rate for this locum Substance Misuse Nurse job is £30,615 per annum.


  • Provide high-quality clinical assessment and treatment to substance dependant prisoners, working in partnership with HM Prison Service and all other stakeholders
  • Ensure the delivery and monitoring of high standards of nursing care and relevant substance misuse interventions to all service users in accordance with the standards set out in the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Provide high standards of nursing care through on-going clinical assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment for drug and alcohol users
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability to safely deliver healthcare
  • Manage sensitive information empathically
  • Sharing and discussing a patient’s changing condition or needs with other relevant professionals
  • Participate in inter-professional and multidisciplinary working, to ensure continuity of care
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical and psychosocial service delivery
  • Safely manage high risk areas and carry out risk assessments
  • Handling hazardous material and body fluidsPromote the health and well-being of patients, supporting their often complex needs to maintain their optimum level of physical and psychological health
  • Ensure care plans and needs assessments are reviewed and maintained
  • Hold an individual caseload of patients and manage these effectively
  • Ensure the 6 ‘C’s are embedded in your clinical practice
  • Ensure that all aspects of professional behaviour and standards are practised in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct at all times
  • Delivery of prescribed medication following patient assessment
  • Accountable and responsible for risk management and with-holding medication when appropriate, and that the correct reporting procedures are adhered to
  • Participate in the medication audit process, ensuring recommendations are implemented
  • Participate in continuous professional development opportunities ensuring requirements of revalidation are met
  • Ensure professional development and updating of knowledge to meet PREP requirements of the NMC
  • Ensure all documentation is legible, accurate, dated and signed to expected audit and NMC standards
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times in accordance with NMC Standards and the Forward Trust values
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Forward Trust and HM Prisons
  • Liaise with the multidisciplinary team, HM Prison, other providers and stake holders and community services
  • Effectively manage and maintain information, including confidential information, within statutory duties and in accordance with best practice

Requirements of the Substance Misuse Nurse:

  • Suitable experience for a newly qualified nurse
  • Active NMC Registration (RMN, RGN, RLDN)
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Department of Health Drug Misuse and Dependence UK Guidelines on Clinical Management and all other relevant policy and research updates as outlined in your supervision
  • Knowledge of the safe storage and administration of medication
  • Knowledge and ability to comply with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care and act accordingly if concerns present themselves
  • Ability and knowledge to carry out risk assessments and management
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate patient records within the standards required locally, the Forward Trust and NMC
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure
  • Understand the different roles within a multidisciplinary team and be able to work effectively within this


This Substance Misuse Nurse job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.