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Substance Misuse Community Nurse / CPN

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse post within Denbighshire 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.

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
  • 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 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 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

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Denbighshire Substance Misuse Services

Brighton Road


LL18 3EY

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