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Substance Misuse Nurse

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/07/2019 12:00
£32,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Northumbria House, Cramlington

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Northumberland Adolescent Service are looking for a motivated nurse to take on a unique opportunity within their Substance Misuse service.

This fantastic opportunity is open to qualified nurses who wish to provide a holistic health service to young people in the Northumberland area. Working as part of “Sorted” (Substance Misuse Service) you will provide professional support, assessment and health interventions to young people who are affected by substance use.

We are looking for an experienced nurse to work within a multi agency setting to work with young people to address their health and substance use needs. The role will include you to:

Provide health assessment and intervention designed to meet specific health needs of young people known to the Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS), specifically that of young people working with Sorted (Substance Misuse Service).

Engage with the young person and their families to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence, enabling access to mainstream health services.

Provide a coordinated approach to assessment and care planning ensuring that a multi agency approach informs and supports the health needs of young people who access SORTED and the Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS), this includes links with mental health and other health related services.

Provide consultation and advice related to substance use and more general health needs of young people within Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS), including training professionals and families on issues related to substance use.

Provide advice and guidance on substance related issues including smoking cessation, Alcohol Awareness as well as overdose and needle exchange advice in accordance with locally agreed protocol.

To link with Adult Substance misuse services and liaise with prescribing/pharmacological support to ensure that there is a coordinated care package delivered by Sorted and adult substance misuse service to young people in need.

Promote the service through talks, presentations and events to various groups and represent the service as required.

We would like the applicant to have relevant knowledge and experience of substance use and understand the wider impact of this on the long term health, emotional wellbeing and social implications this has on the young people that we work with.

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