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Band 6 Charge Nurse - Specialised Drugs & Alcohol Inpatient, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Inpatient Drugs & Alcohol Services
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Rotational shift pattern. Two shift system, Long days / Nights, including weekends)
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
From £31,365 per annum
Salary period
18/05/2021 23:59

We are looking for a registered Mental Health (RMN) or General Nurse (RGN) who wishes to work with adults in Substance Misuse Recovery.

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and looking for a challenge? Do you have a commitment to providing excellent care to individuals who are experiencing a wide range of mental health and emotional needs in substance Misuse Recovery?

Acer Ward is a Nurse led Substance Misuse Recovery Ward with fabulous opportunities for learning and developing nursing skills, especially with physical health and the use of medication for detoxing/stabilising clients.

Nurses on Acer are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals that work to ensure that the clinical, environmental, social and health care needs of our service users are met, working collaboratively and therapeutically with individuals to empower and support them in their journey through Substance Misuse Recovery to 'Have a Life worth Living'.

We will expect you to be able to demonstrate effective management and leadership skills and to possess excellent communication skills. You will have the opportunity to take on additional management responsibilities, including, deputising for the ward manager in their absence, taking on lead roles, providing clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants, undertaking both supervision and appraisal.

You will have the opportunity to work and liaise closely with our MDT colleagues, local partnerships, both voluntary and statutory services and families.

The team on Acer is committed to the continuing professional development of all staff and has a supportive training and supervision programme in place. We will support you with training, learning and development opportunities to develop your knowledge, abilities, skills and management style.

All nursing staff are expected to work a mixture of shifts, Days, Nights and Weekends.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and are happy to be contacted prior to applying to discuss the role further.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Williams
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0117 3787980