Registered Staff Recovery Nurse

Job description

To support the delivery of health improvement activities within the unit.

To support the assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of recovery programmes in partnership with house staff and residents.

To liaise with statutory agencies local Community Alcohol and Drugs Services and Primary care as required.

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post. Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy.


Job title: Registered Staff Recovery Nurse Place of work:Safe As Houses, Clydebank

Employer: Alternatives West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services (Alternatives) Reporting to: Clinical Governance Manager of Alternatives WD CDS

Salary: £38,000.00 there is a contributory Pension of up to 6%.

Hours: This post is advertised as a full time post@ 35 hours per week; however, consideration will be given to this being a part time post


Key Accountabilities/ Tasks:

  • To provide comprehensive assessments for residents with a range of complex and coexisting mental health and physical health
  • Working in partnership with residents to deliver person centered care promoting physical health and wellbeing and prevention of
  • Provide basic physical health care including wound dressings and abscess care and promote better personal
  • Monitor the effects of any prescribed detoxification medications and highlight any concerns to community
  • Undertake risk assessments and formulating risk management plans in conjunction with Safe as House
  • To liaise with statutory services and refer on any residents identified as requiring specialist support/Intervention.
  • To participate and support the ongoing development the units group work p ogramme
  • Participate in the development of clinical practice within the
  • Develop the role of the registered nurse(s) within Alternatives /SAH
  • Develop clinical audit tools to support policy and best practice
  • Achieve agreed standards of clinical and nursing practice in compliance with NMC, professional standards and Alternatives /SAH
  • Use internal systems to report and review data including electronic systems and
  • Participate in clinical
  • Recommend responses to a range of clinical issues to manage risk appropriately and ensure safe practice
  • Undertake relevant learning activities to ensure professional membership of appropriate bodies.
  • Record information in line with the organisation’s Confidentiality Policy and the Data Protection
  • Promote the values and approach of