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Substance Misuse Nurse

  • Location: Peterborough, England
  • Salary: £35 - £38 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Criminal Justice are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Substance Misuse Nurse to join our team within the Peterborough region. This challenging yet highly rewarding role involves providing effective and professional nursing care to individuals struggling with substance misuse. You will be working at the forefront of our organization, supporting patients through their recovery.


1. Carry out initial assessments on patients to determine their physical and mental health, as well as the extent of their substance misuse.

2. Develop personalized care plans for each patient, ensuring these are continually reviewed and updated to meet changing needs.

3. Provide harm reduction advice, support, and guidance to patients and their families.

4. Administer controlled medications responsibly, monitor patient responses, and record outcomes.

5. Support patients through detoxification where necessary, managing withdrawal symptoms effectively.

6. Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams and other relevant agencies to coordinate patient care.

7. Continuously strive to improve the quality of the service provided and to maintain a supportive, safe environment for patients and staff.


1. Valid NMC registration.

2. Previous experience in the field of substance misuse.

3. A strong understanding of the issues faced by patients suffering from substance misuse.

4. Sufficient knowledge of administering medication and managing detoxification.

5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

6. Proven ability to work both individually and as part of a team.

7. Basic IT skills to update patient records and write up reports.

The right candidate for this role will possess exceptional empathy, patience, and communication skills. This position requires a commitment to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care, and the ability to maintain a professional yet compassionate approach at all times.

As a Substance Misuse Nurse, you will have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives, helping them to overcome their struggles and reintegrate with society. This job takes a different shape every day, and we are looking for candidates who can adapt and overcome these challenges.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a dedicated, rewarding environment with a strong support network and great hourly pay. If you are a qualified nurse with pertinent experience in substance misuse and looking for a new challenge, we encourage you to apply.

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