Substance Misuse Liaison Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the substance misuse service providing expert advice and assessment to those admitted for physical health reasons to the University Hospital of Wales.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake clinical assessments, liaise with nursing/medical teams and plan appropriate care in relation to the patients substance use.

Knowledge and experience in addictions services will be essential as the post holder will be representing this service and providing expert advice to other professionals.

This role requires work with multiple professional groups and wide networks as well as an educational element, communication/presentation skills will be key to successfully achieving this.

The substance misuse liaison team is a small team of enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about supporting patients with substance abuse problems to access appropriate help to support for their recovery journey.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description Job responsibilities

Take responsibility for the clinical management of a caseload of individuals with substance-use problems.

To conduct detailed clinical assessments.

To Liaise with and support Nursing and medical teams within UHW/UHL

To plan and deliver programmes of treatment to clients .

To provide supervision to junior staff, and to Key Worker Assistants.

Will work from a context of Harm Reduction principles

Provides Brief Therapeutic Interventions, following appropriate training.

Provides pre- and post- blood test counselling.

Liaises where necessary with partner organisations: voluntary services, Mental Health, General Practitioners etc.

Teaches other staff, within our own area of expertise.

Provides mentorship to students within our own professional structure.

Attends team training sessions, Directorate and Clinical Governance meetings.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN & NMC registrant
  • Training relevant to position
Experience Essential
  • Completion of post qualification preceptorship
  • Substance misuse experience
  • MDT working
Skills Essential
  • Communication skills
  • Assessment Skills
  • Phlebotomy skills
Special knowledge Essential
  • Up to date substance misuse knowledge

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