Specialist Practitioner - Dual Diagnosis

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and CGL are working together in partnership to develop a service with an integrated model, where both mental health and substance misuse interventions are delivered at the same time in a coordinated way across three stages of care - engagement and motivation, active treatment and aftercare and relapse prevention. The service aims to work with service users with co-existing substance misuse and mental health needs. We are looking for someone who can actively contribute to supporting individuals with co-existing mental health and substance misuse problems, ensuring that we deliver a consistently excellent clinical service. You will be offered the opportunity to influence and shape the developments within the service.

Main duties of the job

To provide service users with timely access to effective and evidence based mental health support and interventions to improve their health and wellbeing

To provide dual diagnosis service in line with best practice, national and local guidance, and relevant guidelines in clinical practice

To improve health outcomes for service users with mental health and substance misuse problems providing a range of therapeutic interventions for co-existing mental health and substance misuse, working collaboratively with the service user to identify their strengths and priorities of treatment.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together to change lives every day.We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Our offer to anyone looking to join out Trust is summarised in our 'Humbelievable' promises. You can hear more about this at join.humber.nhs.uk

We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Free parking
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and flu vaccination
  • Health & Wellbeing benefits

Find out more about what makes our Trust 'Humbelievable' at join.humber.nhs.uk

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification. Any queries please contact Jeanette Jones-Bragg - jjones-bragg@nhs.net or Sarah Longthorp slongthorp@nhs.net

Person Specification Qulaification and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Be a member of a recognised professional body and hold a current professional registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally
  • Develop to advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical are
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice nursing skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Ability to maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with vulnerable people
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
  • Demonstrate experience of working in the specific field where the post is held.
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice.
  • Experience of working with people with Adverse Childhood Experiences and delivering Trauma Informed Care
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Physical effort-Frequent moderate effort for several short periods
  • Mental effort-Frequent concentration where the work pattern is unpredictable
  • Emotional effort-Frequent distressing or emotional circumstances

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