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Lead Recovery Nurse

Posted by The SmartList on 10.28.2015
Job ID: 786110
Location: Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Health Care
Salary: £34,876.00 per year
Job Views: 1983
Post Code:
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 10.28.2015

Job Description



JOB TITLE: Lead Recovery Nurse

SALARY & BENEFITS: £26,041 to £34,876 dependent upon experience


THE COMPANY: Our client has an outstanding reputation for being one of the leading providers of recovery focused clinical drug and alcohol treatment. Their focus is on ensuring they provide excellent clinical provision as part of a recovery pathway which supports and facilitates their patients to engage in genuine recovery.

Our client have developed an exciting new in-patient detoxification facility - 'The Pavilion'. The Pavilion is based in a 12 bed purpose built unit and will deliver medically managed and medically monitored detoxification for adults who require detoxification from alcohol or drugs.

THE ROLE: Working as a Lead Recovery Nurse you will provide nursing care for patients accessing substance misuse in patient detoxification services in The Pavilion, to include issuing medication, harm reduction, BBV testing, screening and patient education. You will provide shift leadership to the clinical team, completing supervision meetings and supporting the Clinical Manager in ensuring an engaged and empowered workforce.

The succesful Lead Recovery Nurse will be expected to assess, plan and evaluate programmes of care for patients, taking into account the potential needs of individuals (e.g. mental/physical health, substance dependency etc.) referring to the wider multi-disciplinary team if the patient's care requires you to do so.

Key Responsibilities to include:

  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the organisation and co-ordination of the provision of substance misuse nursing services for the business, ensuring an effective, high quality and safe clinical service in line with contractual obligations.
  • To undertake full clinical assessments and manage the health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care in conjunction with Medical Clinicians, Healthcare and other agencies such as Mental Health.
  • Communicate effectively within Clinical Team and other agencies, prompting open and trusting relationships and develop effective referral pathways and partnerships in the community as necessary.
  • Refer and support appropriate psychosocial interventions and group work as appropriate e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, in support of the client group.
  • Manage staff and ensure excellent clinical governance for the patients who are undergoing home detoxification, ensuring all guidelines are implemented.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, analytical and practical skills and supervise other team members and students with capability, demonstrating an ability to communicate in a non-judgemental, empathic way with offenders, partner agencies and other professionals.
  • Be actively involved in HR processes including recruitment and retention, management of sickness and absence (including returning to work) and performance issues (including disciplinary and grievance procedures).

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for the Lead Recovery Nurse role will have Clinical experience in Substance Misuse/Primary Care/Emergency services. You will be highly organised, with excellent planning, execution and time management skills.

Key experience essential for the role:

  • NMC UK registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years post registration experience.
  • Ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively
  • Experience of working directly within the substance misuse field
  • Evidence of experience in embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health outcome

Does this sound like you?

If yes, then please hit the "Apply Now" button. You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to further support your CV. We will be in touch within 7-10 days to make you aware of the next steps.

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