Specialist Addiction Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified nurse or allied health professional to join a CQC rated OUTSTANDING service (2022).
Forward Leeds is a partnership organisation and the successful candidate will be employed by Leeds and York Partnership NHS and have all the benefits that this offers including: NHS pension and NHS terms and conditions.
The role on offer is :Band 5 Specialist Practitioner. The successful candidate will join the multi-disciplinary team and will work specifically within the Specialist Addiction Service COMHAD team (Co-occurring Mental Health and Drugs & Alcohol).
The team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychologist, Mental Health Nurses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Social Workers, Specialist Health Visitor and Specialist Midwifes.
We are very proud of the support, supervision and ongoing training and development we offer to all our staff.
Main duties of the job
The job role will include providing specialist addiction treatment, including psychosocial and pharmacological interventions, harm reduction, & risk management to service users with co-existing mental health and/or pregnancy needs. The LYPFT team is trauma-informed and offers a formulation driven, psychological model.
About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will hold a caseload as well as delivering psychosocial interventions to service users to support the wider service. Excellent training, supervision and support from an experienced team based in a clinical centre of excellence will be offered.

Person Specification
RMN or allied health professional
  • Holds a registration with a professional body

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