Substance Misuse Liason Nurse

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37.5 HOURS

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Substance Misuse Liaison Nurse (either RMN or RGN) to work within the Argyll and Bute Addiction Team. You will work within the Argyll and Bute Addiction Service but have close links with colleagues within the Lorn and the Isles District General Hospital in Oban, the Community Mental Health Teams, gastro-enterology out-patient clinics, mental health in-patient services, residential rehabilitation and Scottish Prison Service and other agencies. You should possess sound clinical knowledge, be able to demonstrate a wide range of clinical skills-including the ability to offer interventions, harm reduction advice and deliver safe, effective care to a diverse client population. You will be required to carry out assessments, develop and implement treatment plans within diverse treatment settings. You will be responsible for co-ordinating pathways for people within services with the broad aim of improving retention in treatment. You will be expected to offer supervision and support to junior staff within the team. This post requires you to work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team and as an autonomous practitioner. You should possess good interpersonal skills and a commitment to joint working. You will either be already qualified and registered with the NMC as a non medical prescriber or be willing to undertake this training on appointment. Significant post registration experience is required as well as relevant experience in the Drug and Alcohol field.

Informal enquiries to: Leslie Mackay Lead Professional in Addictions, email , telephone 01546605602

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel 01546 606788 (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail -

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote job reference number 19ab-071 in the subject line of your e-mail or enquiry.


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NHS Highland

Inverness, (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1463 704000

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13 August 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Argyll
Salary: £28,050 - £37,010 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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