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Band 6 Nurse

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum Inclu HCAS
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
'Better Lives'is the community substance misuse service in Islington: Camden and Islington trust are the lead providers of this service in partnership with Humankind and WDP. We offer treatment to any resident in the borough who has substance misuse issues. Our treatment offers include assessment, care planning and risk assessment , opiate substitute prescribing, psychosocial interventions, one to one key working, hared care support, groups, aftercare support, care management support BBV screening and support from family services ETE and peer mentoring. As a Band 6 nurse we would expect the applicant to have experience working within a substance misuse or mental health setting and have a good understanding of supporting service users in their recovery and especially for those who have an interest in supporting service users with complex needs with their physical health ensuring that they are signposted to the relevant services to improve health outcomes . This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse to become part of a large and dynamic team.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for providing expert care in an area of designated expertise, in accordance with NMC code of professional conduct

The post holder, recognising service users as individuals, will foster collaborative working with other agencies both in investigations and in joint working agree the best approach to meeting individuals' mental health, physical health, and recovery, social, spiritual and recreational care needs, and ensure that care provided respects equality and diversity that is supportive of service users and their carers.

provide expert, autonomous and highly specialist clinical practice within a multi disciplinary team to include:-

Initial assessment and formulation using a range of mental health, physical health or other specialist tools.

When required to do so making appropriate judgements about own caseload

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in negotiation with service users, carers and other services, considering the needs of a diverse community.

Apply a range of therapeutic modalities, using evidence based interventions in accordance with the requirements of service line care pathways.

Contributing to multidisciplinary team decisions

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a nurse, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the wider team understands and operates to the requirements of the service operational policy and strategy, and that safe, evidence based, effective, culturally competent care is delivered in a timely manner to service users. They will contribute to governance and audit within the team, ensuring that team members are supported and developed to their potential and that new team members are comprehensively inducted and successfully integrated into the team.

The focus of the role will be that of individual assessment, intervention and evaluation of treatment, delivered within the framework of NICE guidelines, evidence based best practice and to maximise service users recovery and re-enablement ensuring that service users are offered all treatment offers within the Better Lives model across different sites and community settings.

They will be responsible for a defined caseload and they will formulate appropriate specific, highly specialist care and treatment plans providing highly skilled and specialist interventions and care to service users with complex mental and physical health problems.

This job description is written as an indication of the nature and scope of duties and responsibilities. Additional competencies may be required to fulfil the needs of specific areas and particular client groups. The post holder will be expected to carry out other duties assigned by their Clinical Lead and service Manager, which are appropriate to the professional competences and experience of the post holder.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with relevant professional body.
  • Evidence of recent and or on-going post registration academic study relevant to practice


  • Mentorship or recognised teaching and assessing certificate or willingness to undertake

Knowledge / Experience


  • Significant clinical experience in substance misuse service delivery
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of utilising a variety of assessment tools as well as service specialist tools currently used in practice in relation to assessing / planning care needs and determining risk
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical health needs within a population with high health inequalities and possible barriers to accessing medial treatment

Skills / Abilities


  • Ability to communicate both in verbal and written form at a high level in a range of complex areas
  • Ability to work in an integrated service model, embracing change and contributing to positive outcomes for service users and the service.
  • Ability to manage own caseload of service users with complex needs.


  • Ability to take on supervision responsibility for junior staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


99-101 seven sisters road London N77PQ


N7 7QP

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