Substance Misuse Nurse
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Working in the community as part of NHS Integrated Veterans Mental Health Service (Op Courage) in the North of England with some travel required and regular attendance at an NHS Hub.
Main duties of the job
Combat Stress is the leading provider of mental health services to Military Veterans who have served in the British Armed Forces and experience mental ill health arising from their military service. The Substance Misuse Nurse's role will sit within the NHS Integrated Veterans Mental Health Service. Line management will be provided jointly by the Lead Substance Misuse Nurse and the CNTWS Operation Courage 2 Manager. Clinical supervision will be provided by the Lead Substance Misuse Nurse. The Substance Misuse Nurses will offer a specialist substance misuse case management service to veterans. The Substance Misuse Nurses will provide a service that promotes best practice, that is evidence based and which is in line with requirements for good governance and that meets the required regulatory and professional standards. The Substance Misuse Nurses will offer some psychoeducational and low-level support with coping skills and emotional regulation, but the main purpose of their role is one of assertive outreach and 'Case Management', where they will support the veteran during the stabilisation phase, in accessing the appropriate clinical support for their substance misuse. This will involve liaison with local substance misuse services and wider healthcare and social services. The aim being that with the SMS Nurses support, the veteran will be able to engage with these services and reduce, stop and gain control of their substance misuse.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for veterans. For over a century we've been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service. We provide a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. We provide services in-person, and via phone and online.
This post will be working in the community, options listed below: Status: Permanent Salary: Band 6, £35,973 - £43,457, per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience Hours: 18.75 hrs per week (Based in Bury, Gtr Manchester or based in Washington, Tyne and Wear) or 37.5 hrs per week working across both the NE of England and the NW of England. ________________________________________________________________________________ Working in the community as part of NHS Integrated Veterans Mental Health Service (Op Courage) in the North of England with some travel required and regular attendance at an NHS Hub. About Us: Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for veterans. For over a century we've been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service. We provide a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. We provide services in-person, and via phone and online. About the role: This is a new and exciting position for a Substance Misuse Nurse to join Combat Stress and work alongside the NHS as part of Op Courage in the North of England. For a Substance Misuse Nurse, an appointment working with our Armed Forces veterans would be extremely rewarding. Our veterans have served in every campaign since the First World War and for over a hundred years our team has been there to support them with their mental health needs. You will work with a service user group who have a real motivation to make positive changes to their lives and your experience, compassion and focus on recovery will help achieve this. The candidate should have an interest in supporting veterans into recovery from substance misuse. Experience of working with military and veteran populations would be welcome but it is not essential. You will work autonomously within a small but highly skilled multidisciplinary team to provide timely and high quality specialised substance misuse interventions for veterans. You will provide flexible and individualised care packages to meet the requirements of veterans with mental health and substance misuse needs. You will require advanced clinical risk assessment and treatment skills, along with an understanding of the occupational role and needs of individuals presenting to the service. The role will require you to be proactive in the development of service and organisational initiatives. This position will be largely virtual, however travel to stakeholder locations will be expected as required. The role will be integrated into the Op Courage treatment pathway. We encourage applications from all demographics and are keen to hear from those who served in HM Forces or have experience supporting the military community. This role is subject to a DBS check. As a healthcare environment, and for the health and wellbeing of our staff, veterans and visitors, we encourage everyone at Combat Stress especially professionals that are veteran facing to take up the offer to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 What we offer: You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base. Benefits: * 27 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. After 5 years continuous service, this will increase to 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and after 10 years continuous service, this will increase to 33 days paid holiday plus bank holidays * Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 11% of salary * Discount shopping vouchers * Cycle to work scheme * Access to the Employee Assistance Programme * Flexible working * Access to Blue Light Card scheme * Death in Service Scheme Plus many more.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).