Substance Use Lead Nurse

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Job overview

Job Purpose

  1. Lead the delivery of the clinical service, at START Hartlepool, working closely with other managers within the structure, clinicians and wider multi-disciplinary staff teams.
  2. Provide leadership, management and support to the clinical team on operational policies and practice within Foundations and across the partnership.
  3. Support all clinical staff in ensuring that service users receive a high quality, safe and effective service and act as a main point of contact and specialist lead for the wider team and partnership services in line with operational needs and development.
  4. Provide clinical nursing care, advice and support to clients.
  5. Prescribe, independently & supplementary, medications appropriate and suitable for the clients.
  6. Be responsible for the care management and care delivery of patients with substance dependency in a Nurse & Recovery Support Worker team.

Provide consultation and advice to others, including staff, as a highly-specialised addictions nurse

Main duties of the job

Essential Skills

  • Registered with the NMC with a current PIN.
  • Significant experience of working in the health/social care field or the ability to demonstrate sufficient experience in similar fields.
  • Experience of working and managing people/teams in the clinical services and substance misuse, social care fields.
  • An in depth knowledge of clinical interventions for use with a range of service users.
  • Understanding of UK Drug Strategy and Social Policy reforms.
  • Knowledge of different treatment models and harm minimisation interventions.
  • In depth knowledge of the regulatory framework within which the clinical services and the organisation operate.
  • Awareness of, and ability to work within, clinical legislation in relation to service users.
  • Relevant additional qualification/s in social care, clinical services, substance misuse or equivalent.


  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

About us

Foundations have recently been awarded a new service to provide Substance Use services in Hartlepool.

Foundations pride themselves on being a socially inclusive service. We have a small team of clinicians but work within a wider integrated model. We are an innovative practice with a focus on harm reduction to improve health and well being of the community.

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