Lead Nurse – West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service – CGL1383

£31,337 – £35,156 per annum (with potential for a Recruitment and Retention allowance for exceptional candidates)
37.5 per week
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 – 11:45pm
Job Reference:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service for a new Lead Nurse to manage the Health & Wellbeing Nurses across the Gravesend, Maidstone and Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells areas.

We are seeking to employ a highly motivated Lead Nurse who can support the continued development of the clinical health and wellbeing offer within a community setting. This will include: Service user healthcare assessments, blood borne virus screening and immunisations, alcohol and drug detoxification support, on-going contribution to recovery planning, titration, stabilisation, reduction and detoxification of opiate replacement therapy.

You will work closely with the West Kent Service Manager, Team Leaders, Regional Consultant and Deputy Director of Nursing Practice to provide strong clinical leadership and direction for the Health & Wellbeing Team. The successful candidate will also work with stakeholders in promoting CGL’s West Kent clinical services.

The post holder will contribute to the service to ensure that service users consistently receive high quality interventions that adhere to CGL Policy, National guidance, NMC practice guidelines and which achieve high professional standards.

You will be involved in clinical audit of the service under the direction of the Deputy Director of Nursing Practice and will be required to work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision; this may include some evening and weekend working.

We are committed to reducing substance use related harm to the individual and wider community promoting healthier life styles and enabling service users to improve their own health and wellbeing.

CGL are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Please contact Lisa Gould, Deputy Director of Nursing at lisa.gould@cgl.org.uk for more information.

Interview Date: Friday 3rd November 2017