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Senior Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to have been awarded the contract for the East of England Gambling Service in partnership with Inclusion (Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

We are seeking an experienced Nurse to join our dynamic new team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a unique branch of mental health at a time of unprecedented expansion and growth. The post holder will have the chance to make a significant difference to residents in the East of England and to be part of the development of the first NHS gambling service in this region.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and robust individual with sophisticated and sensitive clinical skills, and a proven track record of delivering high quality services in either the NHS, social care or the private sector.

There is a strong outreach/liaison component to the role which will include delivering training and services in other locations across the region

Various working locations and remote working across the East of England.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an energetic and conscientious registered mental health nurse with a proven track record of delivering high quality services in either the NHS, social care or the private sector. The post-holder will be part of the service management team, working collaboratively with the Service Manager and senior psychologists. They will liaise closely with a wide range of colleagues, partners and other providers to ensure the highest care standards are maintained, and will have a particular remit for liaison with mental health teams across the region, including training. They will also be expected to manage a small caseload of complex clients.

About us

The working environment will be a specialist NHS gambling service staffed by a multi-disciplinary team working with outpatients. The post-holder will have a working base at Milton Keynes but the role is likely to be largely remote working. There will be an expectation of delivering services in other locations across the region to be agreed once demand is clear.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff. We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

Job description Job responsibilities

Management responsibilities

To work as a lead member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the delivery of treatment and recovery interventions to problem gamblers in the East of England.

To work with the Service Manager, Consultant Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrist to develop, implement and manage change and improvement in the service

To line manage nursing staff and ensure that regular management supervision, clinical supervision and appraisals are undertaken.

To assist with the management of the Peer Network

To oversee the safe and effective running of Phase 1 of treatment, including chairing the weekly Phase 1 meeting

To support the Consultant Psychiatrist including prescription management where required

To assist the Service Manager and Consultant Psychologist in ensuring that all information requirements on KPIs are complied, data entered onto appropriate systems and submitted as required

To be responsible for and ensure that staff fully comply with client case note recording systems and that client files are kept up to date reflect assessment, case management, care planning, care co-ordination, risk management, discharge and engagement plans.

To assist with internal and external audits as required

To be the service lead Infection Control nurse.

To work with the Service Manager to ensure that the service is compliant with Trust and CQC standards.

With the Service Manager and Consultant Psychologist, be responsible for the Performance Management of the service, and develop and implement action plans to address areas of under-performance as needed.

To undertake Management and Serious Incident investigations following Serious and Untoward Incidents, in line with Trust policy

To assist the Service Manager in ensuring that all Trust policies and procedures, including Serious Incident and Complaints policies are fully implemented and complied with

To attend relevant internal and external meetings as required.

To co-ordinate clinical meetings as required, ensuring service standards are maintained.

To organise and/or provide management / clinical /professional supervision for staff in line with Trust recommendations and professional requirements.

To deputise for the Service Manager as required.

To undertake the required training courses as specified by CNWL

Clinical Activities

To act as a professional resource and support to the team.

To provide assessments to complex clients and hold a caseload of Phase 1 clients

To ensure clinical notes are maintained to the agreed standard at all times and that clients are appropriately assessed, admitted, care planned and discharged.

To ensure all clients have risk assessment and risk management plans, and that risks are actively managed and communicated to relevant parties.

To ensure an understanding and implementation of clinical governance and to be a lead member of monthly service clinical governance meetings

To provide assessments and treatment including care planning to individuals referred with gambling problems, including those with complex needs.

To discern when it is appropriate to refer to and/or consult with other agencies such as social services, community mental health teams and other specialist agencies and to proactively ensure this takes place.

To communicate and discuss information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care in a skilled and sensitive manner and to monitor and evaluate progress through responding effectively to feedback from members of the client system.

To proactively liaise with and/or provide written reports to other professionals and agencies, such as GPs, Social Services, local treatment services, Schools and to work jointly with such agencies when required.

To apply knowledge and skills of cross-cultural therapeutic work in order to work effectively and sensitively with clients from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.

To work effectively and sensitively with issues of gender, sexuality, disability, class and age.

To apply a sound knowledge of child protection issues when working with clients and their families and identify when to refer to other agencies.

Educational Activities

To work with the Service Manager and lead clinicians to ensure all staff attend mandatory training.

To ensure that the service has a regular 'learning forum to ensure that staff are briefed and trained in the latest evidence-based practice and that the service continues to develop

To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with clients experiencing substance misuse and / or mental health issues in addition to problem gambling

To lead and participate in the promotion and delivery training as required within the National Problem Gambling Clinic, CNWL services and external organisations

Service Development Activities

To provide periodic briefings to the Service Manager on service issues (as requested)

To work collaboratively in developing and maintaining professional communication systems and co-ordinating client care pathways with other statutory and voluntary sector providers

To establish formal communication, support and clinical governance (if required) for statutory and voluntary service providers throughout the sector

To work with the Service Manager and ensure the service is represented by staff in a professional manner at all times

To lead the clinical governance agenda (e.g. clinical effectiveness, education & training, communication, audit, risk management) within the National Problem Gambling Clinic

To take responsibility for contributing to clinical and business team meetings where relevant

Professional Activities

To be responsible for maintaining live registration with own professional body, and ensuring personal professional development portfolio is in place to improve own practice

Research, Audit and Evaluation Activities

To participate in the annual Addictions audit cycle and ad hoc audits as requested

To support the Service Manager in ensuring that recommendations arising from audits are implemented to ensure high quality service provision

To support all research and ensure safe governance is in place to support the operations of any research project

To assist the Service Manager and Chair of Clinical Governance to ensure that audit/service evaluation findings are implemented

To use professional skills in the evaluation, monitoring and development of the teams policies, through the deployment of professional skills in research and audit

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified RMN / RN
  • Evidence of continuing personal development and post-registration training in the nursing care, assessment and treatment substance misuse clients.
  • Relevant post graduate qualification
  • Degree/ Masters in Drugs and Alcohol Studies or equivalent qualification
  • Completed the Motivational Interviewing Training Module
  • CBT qualification
  • Advanced assessment skills
Previous experience Essential
  • oSubstantial post-registration experience
  • oPrevious experience working in a community service
  • oExperience of providing motivational interventions
  • oExperience in undertaking Risk Assessments and Risk Management
  • oExperience of teaching others and willingness to undertake Teaching and Assessing qualification within six months of commencing post
  • oExperience of case management and liaison with other service providers
  • oAdvanced assessment skills
  • oExperience of working in an addictions service
  • oExperience of providing line management in a team
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Sound clinical knowledge and understanding of current NHS policies
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to assess and treat people with dual diagnosis
  • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person.
  • Experience of group facilitation
  • Awareness/knowledge of research skills
  • Awareness of counselling models
  • Experience of using SystmOne or IAPTUS

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