Drug Liaison Nurse

Posted 6 April by NHS Lothian Featured
Act as a key link between acute medical nursing and community addiction teams primary care secondary care services and wider care providers with a pivotal liaison role in ensuring continuity of care for individuals with problem drug use who are admitted to the acute sector and then through to their discharge back to a community setting. This would be an opportunity to support patient assessment and engagement with substance misuse services in the community.

To support the development of competencies of general hospital nurses within a good practice framework of intervention and care delivery for people with problem substance use including delivering support and training to members of the multidisciplinary team which is evidence based and practice focused. e.g. management of complex withdrawal or pain management related to patients who are opiate dependent.

Whilst not carrying a caseload the post holder will act as a clinical lead providing specialist advice and support in the field of addictions.

Reference: 34845178

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