Clinical Nurse Specialist - SMS Community Alcohol and Drug Service
NHS Grampian
Scotland
4d ago

Within CADS service there is currently a vacancy for Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist within the hospital Addiction Team based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The post holder must be 1St level Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) or Registered Adult Nurse trained to degree level with post qualifications in relevant area of speciality.

Desirable qualification would be non medical prescriber or have a willingness to undertake this training. The post holder will provide clinical expertise, leadership and supervision to nursing staff engaged in the delivery of evidence-based, effective, specialist interventions to those with substance use problems which includes alcohol problems.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will implement the principles of the recovery model of care and treatment for those with drug / alcohol related issues.

This involves the provision of formal, structured supervision to junior members of the nursing team to ensure patients are progressing along the recovery pathway and receive the appropriate clinical interventions are being delivered to this vulnerable group.

The substance use services promote the recovery model works to an integrated model of care in conjunction with partner agencies, good interpersonal skills and experience of team working is an essential requirement for this post.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

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