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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Non-Medical Prescriber Substance Misuse

Job Reference: 001-NMR275-0820-A

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Substance Misuse
Dispensing & Treatment Team, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join the Dispensing & Treatment Team (DaTT) in Cardiff and Vale UHB as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Non-Medical Prescriber.

The DaTT, part of the wider Community Addictions Unit (CAU) provides daily dispensing of opiate substitution to adults with issues related to drug dependence and following comprehensive assessment, also offers a variety of therapeutic interventions as part of a multidisciplinary team.

As part of that multidisciplinary team you will take the lead on initiating and reviewing prescribing for a variety of clients with substance misuse issues, working within the organisations clear formulary as well as your own competencies. You will be committed to taking a positive, holistic and empowering approach with service users, enabling them to work on their own recovery capital and supporting them to move into long term recovery. This will be achieved by delivering appropriate clinical interventions, using a range of approaches and working effectively with partner agencies.

Excellent communication and clinical skills will be required as well as the ability to work jointly and in collaboration across agencies including criminal justice, primary care, local authority and the 3rd /voluntary sector.

The successful candidate will have a first level RMN Nursing Qualification with sufficient post registration experience and will be expected to work as part of a busy multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team in providing a high quality service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 24th September 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Sussex

Senior Nurse Manager

Email address

Telephone number 029 20461742

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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