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Addictions nurse - Harm reduction Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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It is an exciting time to join GMMH's Addictions Network. Recent developments and investment have resulted in us being able to offer multiple positions across a range of disciplines and entry levels.

Achieve Treatment and Recovery Services provides support for people experiencing problems with drug and alcohol use across Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford. We are an NHS led service, working with multiple agencies in a unique partnership model. This partnership model enables us to work with patients in a holistic way focusing on the person and not the problem.

We are seeking to recruit an Addictions Nurse who will specialise in delivering harm reduction interventions across our services in Bury, Bolton, Salford and Trafford.

The successful candidate will deliver blood borne virus screening interventions and be involved in hepatitis C micro-elimination work, will be involved in the vaccination programme, and in needle exchange provision across the services. The successful candidate will also be involved in the development of pathways for physical healthcare and onward referral.

We also offer a variety of learning and development opportunities. If you have a passion to care for others and be part of an organisation that delivers life-changing services, we would love to hear from you! If you would like more information, please contact for an informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver blood borne virus screening interventions and be involved in hepatitis C micro-elimination work
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the specialist clinical care of patients
  • Provide specialised advice to patients, families, and carers in the context of substance use
  • To plan, deliver, and evaluate healthcare assessments, prioritising health care needs for individuals
  • To provide a range of specialist healthcare interventions including basic wound care, BBV testing, immunisations, ECG, LFT, physical observations
  • To liaise with other agencies to support service users to access relevant services which will meet their health and social care needs
  • To involve families and carers where appropriate
  • To encourage and support users to adopt safer practices and healthier lifestyles
  • To support new staff and students to learn and develop in their new role or placement, and to provide mentorship and coaching as needed. Provide professional and clinical supervision.
  • To provide specialist clinical advice and guidance and support to colleagues and other professionals
  • To deliver specialist internal training to wider teams in Achieve footprint.
  • Please see the Job description for full details.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Achieve work with and in communities. We value a healthy work/life balance, and the welfare of staff is a priority. Opportunities for flexible working can be explored.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse


  • Training in the delivery of psychosocial interventions



  • Demonstrable experience working with service users in a health and social care setting
  • Experience of providing support to vulnerable/ socially excluded individuals
  • Experience of maintaining quality standards in one's work



  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological and social effects of substance use
  • Awareness of policy and procedures in relation to confidentiality, information sharing and safeguarding



  • Ability to handle challenging situations
  • Committed to ones own professional development
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of people including service users, their family members, carers and other professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Achieve Treatment and Recovery Services

1 King st,


M30 0AE

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