Substance Misuse Nurse/Nurse Mentor - Band 6

Location East Knoyle
Job type Permanent
Salary £32,306 - 39,027 per year
Reference 167922

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for a Band 6 Substance Misuse Nurse/Nurse Mentor to work full-time based in East Knoyle.

The salary for this permanent Substance Misuse Nurse/Nurse Mentor job is £32,306 - £39,027 per annum.


  • Provide high-quality clinical assessment and treatment to substance dependant clients in a residential setting, working in a multi disciplinary team
  • 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
  • Promote 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 practise
  • 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
  • Take ownership and responsibility within the Medical Team for nurse mentoring
  • Deliver clinical education to clinical staff on site, including creating a programme of training to complement induction of new staff, identify and offer training where there is an identified need with current staff
  • Provide mentoring and supervision to student nurses when appropriate, in line with current guidance
  • Run ‘medical essentials training’ for new staff, ensuring they are trained to a level where they feel confident to raise any concerns to the appropriate medical centre staff when working on shift out of hours
  • Participate in continuous professional development opportunities ensuring requirements of revalidation are met, including providing training to colleagues at Clouds House in relation to any areas of personal expertise and interest
  • Ensure professional development and updating of knowledge to meet PREP requirements of the NMC
  • Participate in the development and implementation of service improvement initiatives
  • Deliver clinical supervision to junior staff

Requirements of the Substance Misuse Nurse/Nurse Mentor:

  • Qualification Degree of Advanced Diploma in Nursing – RGN, RMN or RNLD, with current UK Registration
  • Demonstrate leadership and undertake managerial responsibilities when required
  • 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
  • Up to date knowledge in all aspects of clinical practice, and act as a resource to colleagues
  • Post-registration experience
  • Evidence of personal development since entering the NMC register
  • 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
  • Excellent 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
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback, support and clinical supervision
  • Knowledge and an awareness of health issues related to Substance Misuse
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to travel to other sites
  • Committed approach to continuous professional development and the revalidation process
  • Dignified and holistic approach to care
  • Leadership skills (motivating, use of initiative, change management)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate decision-making processes
  • Organisational skills
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Experience working within a recovery model
  • Ability to provide and coordinate clinical and management supervision
  • Working knowledge of SystmOne
  • Critical Analysis and Research Skills
  • Audit process and an ability to use audit tools
  • Familiarity with Blood Bourne Viruses
  • Proactivity – Quick thinking with a high level use of initiative
  • Resilience – Solves problems, takes learning on board from mistakes to aid personal and professional growth
  • Adaptability – Can work in fast-paced changing environments
  • Confidence – Has confidence in own abilities, has good eye contact and able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Team Work – Works in harmony with colleagues to deliver results
  • Open to Feedback - Open to constructive feedback in order to further develop
  • Diploma/Degree in Substance Misuse or willing to undertake
  • Approved Mentorship qualification (or be willing to undertake)


This Substance Misuse Nurse/Nurse Mentor job is advertised by Craig Osborne; 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

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.