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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/10/2021.

Lead Alcohol Specialist Nurse ORC

Job Reference: 349-WTWA-3535708

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Alcohol Liaison Team
Manchester Royal Infirmary ORC, Manchester
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Lead Alcohol Specialist Nurse ORC – Band 7

Following receival of funding from NHS England, a great opportunity has arisen to be involved in the creation and establishment of a new Alcohol Care Team at Manchester Royal Infirmary

The team will consist of this position- Lead Alcohol Nurse Specialist and band 6 Alcohol Specialist nurses, working a 7 day week.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved at the beginning of the service journey, assisting in creation and establishment of pathways and procedures in alignment with the wider trust

You will be expected to Lead the Alcohol Care Team, working autonomously, but also with the Service Lead and wider MDT, liaising with Community substance misuse services and primary care. Providing clinical expertise and knowledge relating to the identification, assessment, treatment, and management of patients attending or admitted to hospital with Alcohol-use Disorders.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and have excellent communication and time management skills. They will work with the Service Lead to develop the service, improve quality of care and work towards reducing hospital admissions and length of stay

The ability to be able to deliver teaching sessions on Identification and Brief Advice and management of patients with Alcohol-use Disorders is essential to this role

The post holder should have an interest in developing their skills, in return they will be supported in your professional development, and as part of this team your contributions will be valued.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDebbie SmithJob titlelead Alcohol Specialist NurseEmail addressdebra.smith2@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number07919385123

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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