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Tobacco Addiction Specialist Nurse

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Tobacco Addiction Nurse Specialist - CURE

Band 6 - Maternity leave cover 10 months , March 2024 - December 2024

22.5 Hours per week, part time

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the CURE Project to join the team. Applications are invited for the above post within the successful Tobacco Addiction Treatment (CURE) Team based at Leighton Hospital and across community sites.

We require an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible qualified nurse who has an interest in and awareness of smoking-related issues.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate others. He / She will be able to work autonomously, and also engage with other healthcare teams and professionals.

The post consists of dedicated time to clinical practice, seeing ward patients and other specialist areas. The role involves teaching and training to all levels of both clinical and non-clinical staff, as well as providing advice to multidisciplinary team colleagues in the clinical setting.

The post is for maternity leave cover for 10 months starting in March 2024 and a secondment would be considered (you must have discussed and have permission from your line manager to apply) to work as part of the CURE Team based at Leighton hospital to help facilitate the ongoing delivery of the CURE project.

Main duties of the job

This role requires the post holder to work within the acute care setting working in partnership with Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust to ensure the smooth and timely enrolment and treatment of patients with tobacco addiction.

The post holder will work with individual patients using a motivational approach and will give expert advice to both patients and to health care staff including all members of the multi disciplinary team. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the care and support of all patients accessing Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The post holder will respond to referrals, undertake holistic assessment and coordinate the delivery of the Nicotine Replacement therapy, this includes supporting patient/carers, communication and working closely with acute wards.

The post holder will be fundamental to ensure consistent delivery of the service and maintain communication and a joined up clinical approach across community and secondary care. As the service develops, the referral sources will be broadened.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Undertake comprehensive health care needs assessment of patients, reassessing as appropriate.

Facilitate patients to take an active role and support in advice/treatment provided.

To provide a resource of advice and expertise to community patients, their families, carers and other health care professionals as appropriate

Implement and monitor systems and processes to ensure that patient needs are comprehensively assessed, appropriately planned, effectively implemented and evaluated according to changing health care needs and varying levels of complexity

Implement change and best practice in terms of patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements according to service plans and objectives, by providing clinical expertise, advice and guidance

Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team/agencies to ensure that patient needs are met, especially in relation to on-going care needs and discharge arrangements

Involve patients, relatives/careers in the delivery of care, providing reassurance and support to assist their understanding and co-operation

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations and ensuring that others do so.

Collect, collate, and report information, ensuring that accurate EMIS patient records and documentation are maintained

Practice in accordance with the NMC Code in order that a safe and quality service is provided

Hold motivational conversations with patients who smoke to encourage their participation in the CURE programme.

Contribute to the organisation of multi-disciplinary, patient centred care.

Responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in their speciality. Able to interpret information and take appropriate action and lead others to do so.

To undertake and promote practice sensitive to the needs of patients and families from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Demonstrate the mandatory competencies of the Trust, attending all required mandatory updates.

Participate and assist inpatient wards with discharge planning to support patients attempts to quit smoking.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree or relevant experience
  • Detailed knowledge of professional accountability and NHS issues
  • Importance of equality, diversity and rights in patient care
  • Post registration qualification/ evidence


  • Post graduate qualification in teaching



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage own workload, co-ordinate the work of others
  • Excellent standard of report writing and action planning
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • Ability to manage and promote change
  • High level analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good IT skills
  • Research and audit skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Contribution to policy development


  • Evidence of experience in motivational interviewing



  • Substantial experience at Band 5 or 6
  • Evidence of participating in organisational change and service improvement
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multi-professional groups
  • Ability to perform a wide range of duties according to the Job Description.


  • Worked in tobacco addiction service or similar previously

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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