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Specialist Substance Use Nurse Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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A key leadership role opportunity has arisen within ABSDAS. The post holder will work as a team manager and senior clinician within a dynamic multi disciplinary team covering Gwent, offering intervention to people with complex needs and substance use, leading ABSDAS liaison service, working in partnership with highly vulnerable people, the focus being on liaison services at GUH and other hospitals in ABUHB catchment, leading on inpatient detox pathways.

The successful candidate will manage a small team ensuring timely and proportionate response, link with the wider ABSDAS team to lead on inpatient management. A creative approach should be used in enabling co production and close engagement with other stakeholder services.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished nurse practitioner, have experience leading people and driving forward person centred care and service development. They will have values that reflect a compassionate and open minded professional. They will have the confidence and ability to provide pragmatic and evidence based care.

Applicants will need relevant experience of working in Substance Use Service provision and/or Mental Health Teams and will be comfortable with working with a complex and at times high risk client group. This should ensure the safety of service users and team members alike.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post though not essential Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Manage the ABSDAS liaison team, provide assessment, advice, and treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependent adults attending DGH's locally and manage the Inpatient detox pathway, including training for mental health. Provide treatment and case management service to people experiencing problems with substance use and associated complexities, linking predominantly with inpatient pathways and general hospitals. Support the team leads alongside the wider MDT to deliver and lead on treatment regimes, therapeutic interventions for vulnerable people.

The liaison team provide services to people who have additional complex issues affecting their psychological, physical and / or social functioning. The nature of this service user group necessitates detailed, comprehensive and robust packages of care that address all aspects of their psycho-social needs to promote progressive and positive change. This role will involve assessment and signposting or referral to appropriate services for support.

The successful candidate will by qualified as an ANP or be completing the ANP MSc, they will lead work in conjunction with ABSDAS Team Leads and Clinical Leadership and support service users and medical colleagues to comprehensively assess needs and give appropriate clinical advice. This will aim to address their physical and psychological well-being in addition to their substance use.

Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Well being Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description with the clinical, organisational and training/educational duties and the Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Additional contact details:

Sarah Thomas Senior Nurse

Person Specification



  • Completed or study toward MSc Advanced Clinical practice or equivalent


  • Management or Leadership qualification (e.g NVQ level 4).



  • Significant line management or supervisory experience


  • Significant experience of providing leadership within a multi disciplinary team/environment



  • Displays a wide range of skills essential for role


  • Previous worked within CR/HTT



  • Displays evidence of a wide knowledge base


  • Experience or understanding of inpatient alcohol detoxification

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


139 Lower Dock Street


NP20 1EE

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