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Job reference: 130285
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Job closing date: 20/12/2022
Job posted date: 06/12/2022
Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Substance Use Services
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

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Within Substance Treatment Service (DTTO) there is currently a vacancy for Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist to work jointly with justice services in Forth Valley.

The post holder must be 1St level Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) trained to degree level with post qualifications in relevant area of speciality.  Desirable qualification would be non medical prescriber or have a willingness to undertake this training. The post holder will provide clinical expertise, leadership and supervision to nursing staff engaged in the delivery of evidence-based, effective, specialist interventions to those with substance use problems which includes alcohol problems.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will implement the principles of the recovery model of care and treatment for those with drug/alcohol related issues. This involves the provision of formal, structured supervision to each member of the nursing team to ensure patients are progressing along the recovery pathway and receive the appropriate clinical interventions are being delivered to this vulnerable group.

The substance treatment service will work jointly with justice service under drug testing and treatment order (DTTO) to promote the substance stability and implement treatment plans that work to an integrated model of care in conjunction with partner agencies, good interpersonal skills and experience of team working is an essential requirement for this post.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

Informal enquiries to: Lynne Black Senior Charge Nurse (01786 486282 or 01324 673670) or Ann Milne Clinical Department Manager Tel: 01786 468282

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

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NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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