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Specialist Addictions Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse to join Aneurin Bevan Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service (ABSDAS).

ABSDAS is a community based service that provides treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependent adults aged 18 and over.

The post holder will work with complex service users to comprehensively assess their needs, identify options to meet those needs, and negotiate and review appropriate care within the parameters of ABSDAS eligibility criteria.

The post holder will deliver treatment, therapeutic intervention and support to those who have individualised, complex issues alongside their substance use. The nature of this role necessitates detailed, comprehensive and robust assessment and care, that addresses all aspects of someone's psycho social needs to promote progressive and positive change.

Main duties of the job

ABSDAS provides an extensive treatment and case management service to people experiencing problems with substance use and associated complexities including mental health, physical health, pregnancy and child protection issues. The Successful candidate will work with service users to comprehensively assess their needs and develop an appropriate care plan. This will aim to address their physical and psychological well-being in addition to their substance use.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy which opened in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Mental health nurse qualification


  • Counselling/therapy qualification



  • Relevant post qualifying experience


  • Experience of working with substance misuse/associated complexities

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


ABSDAS North Team

Hiraeth, Maindiff Court Hospital, Ross Road



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