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Enhancing Lives Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
1 x (Wrexham / Flintshire)
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enhancing Lives Nurse within Substance Misuse Services Harm Reduction Team. The available post will support the counties of Wrexham and Flintshire.

Working to a low-threshold, harm reduction approach, the post holder will under indirect supervision provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of individuals who have drug and alcohol related problems and complex needs in relation to homelessness, mental health and offending behaviour.

Main duties of the job

To use a low-threshold and assertive outreach approach to work as an autonomous practitioner within sphere of competency in a range of community settings.

The post will involve working with a fluid caseload of individuals that are experiencing complex needs, there will be a need to take an innovative approach, and to liaise widely within BCUHB, other statutory services and with third sector agencies to ensure high quality services for the individuals.

Use effective communication skills to engage, motivate and maintain individuals in contact with services and to be responsible for the development and continuous evaluation of treatment programmes as appropriate.

Bring enhanced skills / knowledge from own professionDevelop an enhanced / lead role within the team.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • NMC registration
  • Post graduate level of study (diploma / degree) in an appropriate area, or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Awareness of professional boundaries.


  • Substance misuse/harm reduction related academic qualification



  • Experience of working as a band 5 and meeting enhanced competencies / specialist clinical knowledge.
  • Ability to recognise and respond to behaviours that challenge.


  • Experience of working within a community setting, professional knowledge of substance misuse/harm reduction.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Data collection skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to support and supervise staff.


  • A relevant second language.



  • Knowledge of evidenced based health and social care interventions.
  • Awareness of the changing health agenda for NHS Wales.
  • . Awareness of local and National harm reduction and substance misuse issues


  • Professional knowledge of Harm Reduction and Substance Misuse.
  • Specialist awareness of drugs effects and appropriate / available treatment interventions



  • Professional approach, time management skills, change management skills, confidence and ability to work positively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to make own travel arrangements for work purposes.
  • Ability to travel within and outside recognised county boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


1 x East (Wrexham / Flintshire)

1 x (Wrexham / Flintshire)

LL11 1EB

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