Residential Detox Nurse

    Bermondsey, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Work Hours
    22.5 or 37.5
    Job Salary
    £30,791 per annum (Pro rata for part-time)


    You will work as part of the medical team to empower our patients to gain the best life chances during and after their stay at Brook Drive. Alongside their day to day involvement in the medical detoxification of the patients, you would also be integral to the development and delivery of one to one and group work sessions, focussing on health, wellbeing and relationships.

    The role would work in partnership with our in-house psycho-social team to ensure that each individual is facilitated to undergo this integral part of their recovery journey in their own unique way to the best of their ability.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the successful medical detox from alcohol + substances.
    • Provide key work and support planning for service users to help successful completion of their detoxification programme.
    • Provide appropriate nursing and psychosocial interventions, including group work programme, administering medication and supervising the physical withdrawal of service users within appropriate clinical governance frameworks.
    • To maintain an environment whereby service users are given choice and involved as much as possible in their treatment and service provision.
    • Assist service users to identify their aftercare options and liaise with Care Managers to ensure that service users have appropriate arrangements in place.
    • Monitor service users’ health care and wellbeing needs throughout the detoxification process, arranging referrals to GP and/or providing personal care interventions as required.
    • Maintain a standard of care as required by Purchasers, CQC and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.

    Experience Required:

    • Tier 4 treatment service provision
    • Recovery focused service provision
    • Experience of providing a detoxification service to people with substance misuse problems
    • Experience of providing a group work programme to service users.
    • Support planning, key-working and risk assessment + risk planning / actions


    • First level RN qualification
    • Up to date certification in anaphylaxis, inoculations, First Aid & CPR
    • Knowledge of CQC outcomes framework
    • Knowledge of relevant NICE and DoH guidance and protocols
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks for social care and treatment

    If you are interested in the post, please download the Job description and Application form below and send it to our Recruitment Team:

    For more information and to apply, please click here.

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