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Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum (pro rata) inc HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To support the development and delivery of dedicated hospital service for patients with alcohol use disorders and/or alcohol dependency at the Royal Surrey foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Supporting the ALN lead development of the Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service.

Pro-actively identifying patients with harmful alcohol use.

Working to reduce unplanned alcohol related admissions and attendances to the Hospital setting

Supporting a patient throughout their hospital admission.

Complete comprehensive assessment of patients alcohol use.

Provide support for monitoring and guidance on treatment of patients experiencing acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome

Proactive involvement in assessment and planning of care for patients identified for surgery/procedures who have alcohol dependence

Liaise with and refer to community alcohol services locally and nationally.

Be involved with MDT discussions involving a wide range of internal/ external community services to support care of complex and high intensity user patients.

Identifying and supporting family/ friends and carers of patients with alcohol misuse

Carry out staff training on identification and brief advice for patients with hazardous alcohol use and the trust guidelines on management and treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome and related complications.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Alcohol Liaison Team are seeking a registered nurse (RGN/RMN) to join our small but impactful team at band 6 level, in a full time post at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. This presents an exciting opportunity to become part of an established and dedicated professional team covering Monday to Friday at the RSCH site, working across all specialties within the hospital.

A professional and compassionate attitude is required, alongside a passion for delivering exceptionally high standards of patient care. You will be involved in the identification, assessment, management and support of patients with alcohol excess/ alcohol dependence during their admission at RSCH. There are opportunities to support outpatient reviews for patients recently discharged from hospital, to enable their transition into community alcohol services.

You will be required to attend relevant MDTs within the hospital. You will work collaboratively with an extensive network of community partners (face to face and virtual) to support our patients in the community setting and reduce hospital attendances.

We are looking for either, a Band 6 Nurse looking for an opportunity to experience a specialist nurse role, or an experienced Band 5 Nurse looking for an opportunity to develop into a Band 6 role. There will be training/ shadowing opportunities within the post. Though much of the role is independent working, colleagues within the team will support you with time dedicated for daily team catch-ups/ monthly staff supervision. There is also a lead consultant for our service who supports the team with complex patient cases.

Please contact Alcohol Liaison Team lead, Sian Richardson (01483 571122, x6623) and/or the Head of Nursing-Mental Health, Anthony Gartland ( 01483 571122 x3429)

Person Specification



  • Qualifications: Educated to degree level OR equivalent level of experience
  • NMC registered RGN/RMN


  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Car Driver



  • Knowledge of specialist area, acquired through post graduate experience - caring for patients with alcohol use disorders
  • CPD - Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy/national guidance/CQC/ and appreciate the implications of this on engagement within the field of alcohol dependence


  • Previous experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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Alcohol Liaison Nurse - B6

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