Clouds House is part of the Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
The post holder will contribute to, and be responsible for, ensuring the most effective and best use of staff and all clinical resources. The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery and monitoring of high standards of nursing care to patients assessed and admitted to the service according to their clinical needs, and in accordance with up-to-date evidence based practice and relevant clinical protocol and policies, in particular the Medically Assisted Treatment Service. The post holder will also have responsibility to implement and monitor comprehensive assessments for those patients admitted to the service with substance misuse issues.
You will manage a specialist substance misuse prescribing service, and offer nursing advice regarding substance misuse related issues to nursing colleagues in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for patient referred to this specialist service. This includes advice on treatment options including the full array of substitute prescribing, symptomatic management, the management of alcohol withdrawals and detoxification, advice on titration, dispensing of medication including controlled drugs, and managing all aspects of clinical safety e.g. potential overdose, pertinent to a high risk environment.
*Please note that all roles which come into contact with services users will require successful candidates to be fully vaccinated against Coronavirus with effect from 1st April 2022 (unless a medical exemption certificate is obtained from your GP) and this will form part of contractual offers.