Health and Wellbeing Substance Misuse Nurse
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An exciting opportunity has become available to be a part of a forward thinking community substance misuse service.
We are seeking a motivated, committed and enthusiastic Band 6 Nurse to provide clinical alcohol and drug treatment services at Telford Substance Misuse and Recovery Service (Stars).
Our aim is to provide high-quality, planned care to individuals experiencing substance misuse problems in order to improve their health and wellbeing and to support their recovery.
We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.
We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.
Main duties of the job
The main responsibilities of this role includes the delivery of community alcohol and drug detoxifications and to be the link with our partnership Inpatient detox facility, ensuring positive working relations to ensure our service users receive the appropriate plan of care
You will also take a lead role on the healthcare agenda ensuring service users new into treatment are provided with the healthcare requirements and screening, such as BBV's, Harm reduction advice, Physical Health observations, liaising with the appropriate partnership agencies in line with the Public Health Agenda, whilst embracing and promoting the concept of recovery
You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, be proficient in the use of information technology and able to work with minimal supervision.
We work within a multi-disciplinary team approach which requires flexibility, and the ability to both prioritize and adapt according to service need as well as act as a key leader in providing clinical supervision and training.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
Please see the Job description and Person Specification for further details. A summary is below:
- To provide a clinical service to alcohol and drug users consistent to their needs including individual treatment and care packages underpinned by a sound evidence base.
- To develop and maintain effective liaison with other agencies including Criminal justice Teams, non statutory services, specialist drug and alcohol services, shared care, community mental health teams, social work teams and local G.P.s.
- To provide tailored treatment interventions including general health assessments and screening, community detoxification, medication titration, stabilisation programmes and relapse prevention plans.
- Quality Control ensure PGDs are up to date and that timely checks are made on equipment such as fridges, medicines etc to check in date. To ensure that equipment is serviced as advised by manufacturers.
- To be able to accommodate those service users who drop in to see the doctor and their key worker and provide them with BBV and health screening.
- To help train and support other nursing and clinical staff (medical staff) in delivering health MOTs specific to substance misuse such as LFT, ECG, physical health assessment, vaccinations, BBV tests, Hep B vaccines, sexual health screening, basic observations.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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