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Specialist Alcohol and Drug Liaison Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a Specialist Alcohol and Drug Liaison Nurse, to work in the Liaison Team based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Application for this role is open to both general (adult) and mental health (psychiatric) nurses. Working alongside Mental Health Professionals within the Liaison Team, and with direct clinical leadership of The Substance Misuse Specialist Lead Nurse, the successful applicants will be supported to develop the knowledge and skills to be autonomous specialist nurses in the challenging but highly rewarding area of supporting people with alcohol and other substance use related problems within the clinical settings of Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

This post is initially for 6 months but has the potential to be extended further as part of the government's 10 year strategy.

Please note that if you are an internal candidate wishing to apply for this post on a secondment basis you must obtain prior approval from your current line manager before submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

Guide the medical management of patient with alcohol or drug dependency.

Provide specialist assessment and psychological interventions to hospitalised patients with alcohol or other drug related problems.

Provide Liaison function between hospital and community alcohol and drug services to promote continuity of care as patients moved across health care settings.

Support the education of general hospital health professionals in regard to alcohol and drug misuse.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.
  • Work as part of the DHCFTs Liaison Team at the Chesterfield Hospital Site delivering specialist alcohol & other drug misuse assessments and treatment interventions to service users on inpatient wards and Emergency Department of Chesterfield Royal Hospital (CRH)
  • Promote and support service user and carer involvement
  • Respond to the needs of people in an honest, non-judgemental and open manner which respects the rights of individuals and groups
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure that clinical services are delivered to the highest standard and in accordance with the most recent evidence-based guidance
  • Be personally accountable for their own professional practice that will be delivered in accordance with the legal and professional responsibilities outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council/General Social Care Council.
  • Ensure that services are provided in a safe and supportive environment and at all times adopt a professional approach to your work promoting a positive image to service users/ carers and the general public
  • Always act in a way which reflects both the word and spirit of the Trusts Values and Principles.
  • Ensure that practice supports the service to achieve its commissioned targets.
  • Provide strong clinical leadership ensuring evidence-based practice within the service.
  • Support the teaching and assessment of student nurses within the wider Liaison Team.
  • Lead on developing the service and new ways of working to meet locally commissioned and National targets.
  • Provide training on alcohol and drug misuse within the Liaison Team and to colleagues in the Acute hospital settings of CRH

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Within related area
Professional Qualification Essential
  • Has worked with alcohol and substance misuse before
Qualifications Desirable
  • Relevant education post grad
education Desirable
  • Provision of Education

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