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Specialist Nurse - Alcohol Care Team

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6 - Alcohol Care Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated nurse to Join the Alcohol Care Team within our acute care trust here at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are seeking an inspirational nurse you must possess strong leadership qualities, have the ability to implement new initiatives and the courage to drive forward future developments.

To be successful in this venture the post holder will need to develop systems which support effective management and care of individuals who present to hospital with either primary or secondary issues relating to alcohol.

Main duties of the job

1. Lead a specialist area of practice, providing expert professional advice to others across the Trust within agreed guidelines and protocols, including medical colleagues and other professional groups when required.

2. Perform comprehensive specialist assessment of patients, plan, treat and evaluate care within agreed guidelines and protocols according to evidence-based practice and changing health needs.

3. Communicate complex specialist information to medical colleagues and others. Refer patients to appropriate clinicians, in the Trust or externally, within agreed guidelines and protocols, according to assessment of patient need and evidence based decision.

4. Prioritise patient care, supervising and allocating one's own workload, monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of care, including discharge of patients, or referring on, within agreed guidelines and protocols.

5. Provide a comprehensive specialist service, accepting accountability and responsibility for the management and effectiveness of the service on a day-to-day basis.

6. Collect, collate, evaluate and report on information, including communicating detailed information to clinical colleagues and others, maintaining accurate patient records and documentation.

7. Promote patient and public involvement in the improvement of services, and involve patients and carers/relative in the planning and delivery of their care.

Please see Job Description for full details.

About us

MCHFT provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff. An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.

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. At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The nurse will have experience in supporting clinical interventions and treatments within the hospital setting and liaising with primary care settings to ensure a smooth transition of care from hospital to community.

You will be expected to play an active role in research activity and deliver education to the wider healthcare team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge of working with this patient group. The post holder will be expected to take a lead on Alcohol within the Trust partaking in clinical audit and developing evidence-based protocols and pathways.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse to Diploma Level
  • Post registration qualification/evidence Hold a current mentorship qualification


  • Qualified nurse to Degree Level



  • Experience of managing patients with alcohol use disorders
  • Effective multidisciplinary team working Familiar with computer systems and IT skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills / style

skills and knowledge


  • Gastroenterology Experience
  • A commitment to work together to create the best outcomes
  • Commitment to quality and safety A recognition of the importance of showing respect, dignity and compassion

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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