Specialist Complex Needs Substance Misuse Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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We are pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity for a mental health nurse to join our provision within Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.

Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is a partnership service that provides an integrated health service for Derby City residents who identify a substance misuse related need.

Our approach embeds the notion of health, well-being and recovery.

The post holder will be part of Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust's Substance Misuse Team (Derby City) offering drug and alcohol interventions to service users who have an identified a drug and alcohol support need.

The post holder will work with service users who have a range of complex health issues alongside their substance misuse need the post holder will work in a trauma informed way.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will carry a case load, supporting service users with a drug and alcohol support need where complexity associated with mental and physical health is also a consideration.

Where required, the post holder will also liaise with other clinical settings to support an outreach approach.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of making a positive difference in people's lives.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • NMC-registered Mental Health Nurse


  • Supervision competency



  • Worked with service users with an alcohol misuse support need
  • Experience of working with complex mental and physical health needs


  • Multi-disciplinary working



  • Communication skills

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.

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

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrew's House

201 London Road



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