New Beginnings (Drug and Alcohol Service) is looking for a permanent Band 6 Alcohol Nurse to work as part of the Addictions team.
New Beginnings offers a range of treatment and services for adults and young people in the borough of Brent. We are committed to working in partnership with partners, and service users to provide a variety of psycho-social, criminal justice, and social care interventions. Our substance misuse services are dedicated to helping reduce the harm caused by substance misuse dependency; assisting people to overcome their dependency on substances and helping clients and their families rebuild their lives and enable recovery.
The successful post holder will need to be a Registered Mental Nurse/ RGN Registered General Nurse, working in a busy drug and alcohol service. Must be able to manage a caseload and responsible for the delivery of high standards of nursing care. The Band 6 nurse will be expected to be able to assess and manage substance misusing clients by applying the concepts of harm minimisation approaches to relapse prevention, motivational Interviewing, detoxification programs, and rehabilitation according to their clinical needs, and in accordance with up-to-date evidence-based practice and relevant Trust clinical protocol and policies.
Main duties of the job
Band 6 nurses work closely with the people who use our services, families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Band 6 nurses are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
- Keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical kills and effective risk assessments
- Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence based policies and procedures
- Ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process.
We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. Band 6 nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by being an effective role model and supervising other Band 5 nurses, healthcare assistants/ support workers and students to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.
Central and North West London NHS Trust expect all Band 6 nurses to act in a way that shows they understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with service users, their friends family, carers, and also other staff members.
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings
Job description Job responsibilities Key Responsibilities
Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience. Patient Safety
Band 6 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
- Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible.
- Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse by also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary.
- Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from services.
- Being open and transparent about their own practice
- Supervising the work of others
- Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
- Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement.
- Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
- Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.
The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 6 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
Person Specification Education Essential
- Evidence of completion of preceptorship OR continuing personal development and post- registration training in the care, assessment and treatment of Mental Health or substance misuse service users.
- Completed the Motivational Interviewing Training module
Previous Experience Essential
- Post-registration experience in Mental Health or Substance Misuse
- Experience in undertaking Risk Assessments and Risk Management
- Experience working with Patient Information Systems
- Experience of working in and delivering services to substance misusers.
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