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Substance Misuse Community Nurse / CPN

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Colwyn Bay
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Community Psychiatric Nurse post within Conwy Substance Misuse Service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of comprehensive assessment and treatment interventions to individuals who misuse substances, including risk assessment, substance use, social care and psychological effects. To work as an autonomous practitioner in community settings including services users' homes. The post holder will manage a case load and support individuals through their treatment within service. They will also be responsible for supervising junior members of staff and supporting their development.

Please note for Welsh students, you must apply via Streamlining where all available jobs can be located

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have knowledge and experience of substance misuse interventions and treatment and will be required to use effective communication skills to engage, motivate and maintain service users in contact with services and to be responsible for the development and continuous evaluation of treatment programmes as appropriate. Induction will be tailored to individual needs, and discussed at interview. The post holder will be expected to work with both alcohol and drug misuse service users. Candidates are requested to use the section Supporting Information on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post 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
  • Awareness of professional boundaries


  • Substance misuse related academic qualification



  • Ability to recognise and respond to behaviours that are challenging


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Professional knowledge of substance misuse

Apptitude 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


  • Additional relevant skills



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


  • 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


The Dawn Centre

Princess Drive

Colwyn Bay

LL29 8PD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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