Specialist Nurse in Substance Misuse (Ref: 3810)

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Specialist Nurse in Substance Misuse (Ref: 3810)

Band 6

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £30,401 - £38,046 per annum

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,841 per annum

Excellent Relocation Assistance of up to £8,000


This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse within this specialist field to join our Substance Misuse Recovery Service.  We are looking for a Registered Nurse with at least 2 years of Substance Misuse experience and at least 1 of these in a community setting. 


The post holder will help develop and maintain clinical service provision to support individuals whom have been referred to the service for help with a substance misuse problem. This may require medical withdrawal assistance, specialist prescribing for relapse prevention, Opiate Replacement Therapy or brief intervention and harm reduction.  This will involve assessment of service users strengths/needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of individually planned care together with other members of the multidisciplinary team and partner agencies.  Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of multi-agency working are essential. 


Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org


For an informal discussion, please contact Graham Laing, Clinical Nurse Manager on 01595 743006


Closing date:                        29th September 2019

Interview date:          16th October 2019

For more information and to apply:


Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:  https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/internal/vacancies.aspx?chkDivision=173


External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-



If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at nss.eess@nhs.net including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.


In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NHS Shetland
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Lerwick, Highlands and Islands (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1595 743060
Web: http://www.shb.scot.nhs.uk/

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10 September 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Shetland
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Nurse - Advanced Practice
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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