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Specialist Addictions Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will provide a specialist addictions service and work with service users to comprehensively assess their needs, identify options to meet those needs, and negotiate and review appropriate care within the parameters of the ABSDAS eligibility criteria.

To deliver treatment, therapeutic intervention and support to those who have individualised, complex issues alongside their substance misuse. The Complex Services Team is commissioned to provide for service users 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 psychosocial needs to promote progressive and positive change.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mental Health nurse to join the Aneurin Bevan Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service (ABSDAS) as a Specialist Addictions Nurse. This will be as part of the South team (Newport & Caerphilly area), based in Newport.

ABSDAS is a community based service that provides treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependent adults aged 18 and over. ABSDAS provides an extensive treatment and case management service to people experiencing problems with substance use and associated complexities including mental health, physical health, pregnancy and child protection issues. The successful candidate will work with service users to comprehensively assess their needs and develop an appropriate care plan. This will aim to address their physical and psychological well-being in addition to their substance use.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; 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 specialty 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 Wellbeing 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 which opened 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 and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Mental health nurse qualification
  • Counselling/therapy qualification
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working with substance misuse/associated complexities

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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