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Senior/Lead Dual Diagnosis Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
The Senior Dual Diagnosis role will lead on and support the mental health liaison team in providing specialist advice, interventions and education to patients presenting to the Royal London Hospital with drug and alcohol related problems. There will be an interface with local drug and alcohol services including the acute hospital alcohol team. There will be an expectation to provide teaching to staff in the mental health team and acute Trust to improve care and support for this patient group

The banding for this post is currently under review

Main duties of the job

  • Will provide line management and leadership to the band 6 Dual Diagnosis Nurse
  • Will act as the lead for dual diagnosis for staff in the service to ensure core interventions are recovery focused, integrated, and delivered to the highest standard.
  • Will provide highly specialised advice and support to the Royal London Hospital Acute Alcohol Team on mental health management and onward referral

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information, please kindly refer to the detailed job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in relevant area
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Current Professional Registration
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or willing to undertake
  • Recognised post graduate qualifications in a specialist area of substance misuse and mental health
  • Evidence of continual professional development



  • Substantial experience in effective delivering a wide range of substance misuse, mental health, and social interventions
  • Previous substantial experience at working at senior level
  • Previous experience of working in an acute hospital emergency department
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising staff
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, particularly in an acute care or older adult community setting
  • Demonstrable experience of writing concise and clear clinical reports
  • Experience of developing or contributing to the development of new services preferably in mental health

Knowledge & Skills


  • Ability to understand (and explain to others) of the highly complex issues effecting people who experience substance misuse and mental health issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the expectations, pressures and demands of an acute inner city hospital, wards and Registered care homes
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of current legislation and policy pertaining to the provision of mental health services in all settings including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Human Rights Act 1998
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues from a range of different professional backgrounds and across

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal London Hospital

160 Whitechapel Road


E1 1BJ

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