Drug and Alcohol Hospital Liaison Nurse
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Drug and Alcohol Liaison Nurse to provide continuity of care for patients who have presented at St Marys Hospital on the Isle of Wight who are experiencing challenges with drug or alcohol use .
The role will facilitate recovery planning for people in preparation for discharge from hospital and reduce substance related admissions by signposting to and maximising engagement in community services.
The post holder will support training programmes to a range of health professionals such as medical, nursing and pharmaceutical staff within hospital and community settings
Main duties of the job
- Provision of substance misuse identification and assessment of need for people presenting at St Marys Hospital Isle Of Wight
- Holding a small caseload of service users and being responsible for offering a range of interventions
- Working to reduce unplanned substance misuse related admissions and attendances to the Hospital setting
- Building strong relationships with established substance misuse Psychiatric Liaison team and develop joint working protocols
- Supporting a service user through their treatment journey from beginning to end within Hospital settings
- Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your clinical work
- Delivering training and support to Hospital staff
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 refer to the Job Description for further information. A summary is below;
- Manage a defined caseload of substance misuse patients, according to care plans agreed with the service user,
- Provide a range of interventions for substance misuse clients and clinical assessment within St Marys Hospital
- Assist with the care of a substance user in the absence of a colleague with such responsibility, ensuring that all professional, therapeutic and management duties are carried out as planned
- To operate shared care practices with clinical colleagues and support staff to deliver appropriate tailored interventions
- To organise and where appropriate provide a home detoxification service and facilitate tailored packages of care for service users who present with alcohol/drug dependency.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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