Clinical Nurse Specialist/Social Worker

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will be an integral member of the Nottingham Recovery Network (NRN), NRN supports people resident within Nottingham City who misuse drugs and alcohol. The post holder will have a community caseload of primarily drug dependent service users who require prescribed treatment interventions in addition to psychosocial support. The post holder will be instrumental in enabling service users to minimise harm whilst moving through the treatment system to potentially progress out of treatment.

The post holder will provide high quality evidenced based substance misuse treatment to adults with dependence in accordance with UK guidelines on clinical management, drug misuse and dependence, DOH 2017. This is achieved through comprehensive assessment skills that include, identification of risks, key worker sessions, clinical testing, psycho social interventions, identifying and responding to general and psychological healthcare needs, identifying and addressing the effects of trauma including domestic violence, identifying and responding to safeguarding, and supporting recovery through access to aftercare support.

As a senior clinician within substance misuse services (Nottingham City), there will be an expectation that the post-holder will provide leadership for colleagues, partner agencies and key stakeholders. There will be an expectation that the post-holder will develop additional skills such as non-medical prescribing and/or specialist psychosocial interventions

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical supervision to the team. To assist the Team Managers in the development of the NRN Substance Misuse Services

To provide Clinical Supervision.

To complete PADs in accordance with trust policy.

To assist with investigation of complaints or similar.

To keep Team Managers informed of events and activities of an untoward nature as well as routine matters relating to managers accountability.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The postholder will work within NRN (NHS, Framework, Double Impact, Shared Care) substance misuse services.

The postholder, supported by the Team Managers, will provide clinical and operational leadership and will be expected to:-
  • be responsible for a diverse caseload of clients with complex substance misuse problems.
  • provide safe and high quality care to clients and carers. To support the Team Managers in standard setting and ensuring standard of care are achieved through audit.
  • deputise for the Team Managers during absence.

work effectively with partner agencies.

Person Specification
Qualifications (Academic / Professional) or Training
  • Good general education.
  • Degree (or equivalent) in health, social care or community services field.
  • Registered nurse or Social Worker Diploma level qualifications and experience in the delivery of Psychosocial Interventions.
  • Engagement and intervention based skills.

  • Diploma in Substance Misuse, Brief interventions, Motivational Interviewing or equivalent.
  • Supervision training.
  • Diploma in evidence based interviewing MI, CBT.

  • Significant experience of individual client work with alcohol/drug users. Experience of engaging effectively with clients.
  • Significant experience in managing a caseload and acting as a co-ordinator of packages of care Significant experience of working with individuals within the context of community, family and wider society.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven experience working in community drug and alcohol locations, potentially off-site where prescribing is required.

  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Experience in the delivery of training to colleagues, peers and partner agencies.

  • Excellent knowledge on the effects of drugs and alcohol, health related issues and drug/alcohol treatment. Excellent knowledge and skills in risk assessments.

  • Excellent communication, oral and written, with clients, peers and others.
  • Ability to assess/plan, deliver and evaluate brief and structured interventions
  • Able to maintain accurate records and data collection.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Has the ability to work independently, prioritise and plan and manage own workload.
  • Ability to organise self and others to achieve goals.
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Good team member.
  • Able to interpret and define targets and outcomes in line with commissioned priorities and take an objective role in service evaluation development and improvement
  • Proven partnership working skills where supervision regarding prescribing for qualified and unqualified staff is required.

  • Skills in the delivery of training to colleagues, peers and partner agencies.

Contractual Requirements
  • 37.5 hours per week. Exact patterns of work are determined by service need and subject to change.

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