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Nurse Practitioner - Substance Misuse

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inc of HCAS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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There is an exciting opportunity to become part of the team at Camden Specialist Drug Service, which is the complex drug service in Camden - operating across 2 sites.

Camden Specialist Drug Service is the complex prescribing service in Camden's Integrated model. Camden and Islington Trust are the lead providers of this contract, working in partnership with our WDP colleagues to deliver services and treatment to the most complex service users in Camden

Ensuring clear referral pathways between the other services in Camden is paramount and that the service user islinked into the appropriate servicein a no wrong door model .

Main duties of the job

Working as a member of a multidisciplinary Substance Misuse Team in a Complex Needs Service the post holder will be responsible for providing individual assessment identified clinical interventions and direct care to service users with substance misuse and mental health problems.

We are looking for someone who has an interest in working within substance misuse who can be a valuable addition to our team

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) provides high quality, safe and innovative care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital.We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse and primary care mental health services to people living in Kingston.

Our Trust is also a member ofUniversity College London Partners(UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships.

In addition we have specialist programmes which providehelp and treatment for:
  • Veteransliving inLondon
  • Young people caught in the cycle ofgang culture
  • Perinatal mental health conditions

We are proud that our organisation is recognised internationally for the quality of itsresearchand innovation. Over 40% of our consultants hold joint academic posts and are engaged in research across a wide range of mental health arenas. This research, often conducted with the help of our patients, ensures we are leaders in evidence based treatment and services, meaning we can provide some of the world's most up to date therapies to aid service user recovery.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children or Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults certificate
Knowledge / Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in mental health or a substance misuse setting
  • To demonstrate a sound knowledge base in relation to factors that cause mental illness or addictions and preferred treatment methods
  • An awareness of current research and evidence based practice within the setting
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the management of the physical health needs of people with mental health or substance addictions problems.
Skills / Abilities Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of utilising a variety of assessment

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