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Specialist Substance Use Nurse - Suffolk Recovery Network

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Please Note: A Full UK Driving License and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement. As this post requires working across all three sites Lowestoft, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

At Turning Point, we support people with substance misuse issues across the country. As a Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse at our Suffolk Recovery Service, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of those experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol addiction. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your nursing career.

Our integrated community drug and alcohol service offers support to individuals across Suffolk. You will work within a busy prescribing service under the supervision of our Clinical Services Manager, alongside our Clinical Team, Team Leaders, specialist Recovery Workers and Volunteers to improve the wellbeing of a wide range of individuals.

Role Responsibility

As a Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse, you will be involved with opiate substitute treatment (OST) interventions, benzodiazepine reductions, alcohol and opiate detoxifications and relapse prevention medications. You will provide support for health care assessments wound management, administering detoxification medication for clients, administering pabrinex, completing alcohol and opiate detoxification assessments, providing Blood Borne Virus (BBV) screening and vaccinations and will work closely with mental health, physical health, and social care services. You’ll also help to create a collaborative approach that links Turning Point ever closer to outside professionals and agencies.

You will attend a local clinical meetings, one to one clinical supervision and national prescriber/clinician meetings which will also support your learning and continuous professional development. Full training and supervision is provided from our Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Lead. You will have a real opportunity to help shape service delivery and contribute to delivering clinically excellent services.

As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the Clinical Lead, Clinical Services Manager, Turning Point’s Head of Nursing and Head of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Services.

The Ideal Candidate

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, ideally with experience of working within substance misuse, you will join an established team in Suffolk, you will need to be an excellent communicator and highly organised, you will have the ability to develop support packages that are creative, flexible, and tailored to the needs of everyone. You will be able to stay on top of a busy service and use the resources and support around you to achieve great outcomes.

The role will involve running planned clinics and delivering interventions throughout various Suffolk locations and outreach activities within core service hours with some out of hours; therefore, the ability to work flexibly and be a car owner and travel is essential.

And of course, we're looking for someone who loves talking to people with different needs, is genuinely interested in helping them, and possesses a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • NMC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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