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Substance Misuse Nurse - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the substance misuse service for an experienced, motivated and forward thinking nurse to join a busy and supportive team based at HMP Berwyn. The successful candidate will be joining at a time where services are under review and development in order to meet the changing needs of service users whilst gaining experience in offender health.

The role provides an opportunity to join a newly established and integrated clinical team offering a harm reduction service to those within the custodial environment.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Please note for Welsh students, you must apply via Streamlining where all available jobs can be located

Good communication skills are vital as the role will include the direct management of service users on their treatment pathway, you will need to provide a holistic service and ensure that management plans are specific to individuals needs and delivered in a way which the patient understands.

You will be expected to attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings and liaise with community teams so establishing good working relationships with both the prison and community services will be vital.

Our aim is to identify staff with a strong belief in recovery, it is important that you have good understanding of caring for patients from all backgrounds including an awareness of mental illness and substance misuse to identify risky behaviours.

You will be joining a team committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients under our care so you will need to be approachable, energetic, resilient and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.

In addition, we are keen to develop employees and offer excellent progression through various career pathways.

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.

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Experience of or interest in the field of substance misuse and alcohol services

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn

Wrexham Industrial Estate


LL13 9QE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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