Community Nurse

London (Central), London (Greater) / Croydon, London (Greater)
£35,000 per annum
01 May 2014
14 May 2014
Nursing Field
Community Care
Clinical Nurse
Job Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy, multi-disciplinary integrated drug and alcohol service in Croydon. 

A key part of your role will be to identify and engage individuals within the borough who have not previously accessed community drug and alcohol treatment services.  You will work closely with the alcohol liaison service at Croydon University Hospital, acute health care services and community partners to identify and work with non-engaging individuals who have been discharged from hospital and are living in supported housing schemes. 

Another essential part of this role will be to provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised holistic patient care in conjunction with the enhanced outreach practitioner.

You will also provide minor injury wound management in liaison with primary healthcare providers, acute services or tissue viability teams, and supporting individuals engaging with community detoxification.

The successful candidate will need to have a minimum of two years' experience working with substance misuse and mental health/dual diagnosis, as well as a sound knowledge of the substance misuse recovery agenda and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) practice.

The post is five days a week; exact hours may be applicable for further negotiation upon successful appointment.

Closing Date: 14th May, 2014

Interview Date: week commencing 19th May, 2014

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Baring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.