Peripatetic Recovery Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The aim is to provide a service across ARC MK integrated drug treatment service with a focus on the homeless, rough sleepers and hostel residents that reside in the Milton Keynes.

The post holder will use their specialist foundation knowledge and skills to undertake assessment, care planning, implementing and evaluating the case and treatment of clients.

He/she will perform duty assessments to clients that are new to the service, in addition to acting as keyworker to a defined allocated caseload of clients with a low to medium degree of complexity, under the supervision of designated Senior Nurse within the team.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the delivery of the care and management of this client group is done in compliance with HCC Quality Standards.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the rough sleepers and homeless outreach team as part of the integrated drug and alcohol treatment service in Milton Keynes

We are seeking practitioners or nurses either with experience working with those with substance misuse issues or someone looking to expand their practice into a new field and embrace new a new challenge. You will join our multidisciplinary team to help engage with the homeless population who use drug and alcohol to help engage in community-based treatment to secure long-term accommodation.

The role will be part of the Addictions Recover Community, Milton Keynes (MK) team, but predominantly community-facing, working in sites across Milton Keynes.

About us

CNWL Addictions is a well-established NHS provider offering a wide range of high-quality addictions treatment interventions to the diverse and multicultural population across Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Milton Keynes and HMP Woodhill. In addition, we have the Club Drug Clinic coving Kensington and Chelsea/Westminster as well as our National Problem Gambling Service and Gaming Clinic. CNWL also have a nurse-led homeless peripatetic nurse team as well as specialist nurses working across a number of General Hospital sites

The service is committed to a harm minimisation philosophy and to partnership working. Our main partners are primary care services, social and the third sectors.

Treatments are provided across all our clinical centres. A Care Quality Management framework is well established and the service prides itself in its continuous development and as a learning organisation.

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

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team which provides a range of specialist services to problem drinkers and problematic club drug takers attending the service/unit, including harm minimisation approaches, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, care planning individual intervention, health education and detoxification programmes, mindfulness, counselling and group work.
  • To make continuous assessments, under supervision, of the psychological, emotional, social and rehabilitative needs of clients, taking into account the needs of family, local community and developing care plans and evaluation of these plans.
  • To be able to assess and case manage clients who inject club drugs, in particular assessing injection sites and be conversant with the precepts of harm minimisation, taking a predominant role in providing duty assessments to clients who are new to the service.
  • To provide case management and direct clinical care to a defined number of clients as agreed with the Service Co-ordinator and under the supervision of a designated professional within the team. This includes assessment, planning and providing specialist care. It is expected that the caseload will consist of clients with needs of a low to medium complexity.
  • To use agreed and established Outcome Monitoring Tools and any other relevant quality measures.
  • To manage the transfer of individuals between agencies and services.
  • To counsel individuals about their substance use, using motivational interviewing, relapse management and other evidence-based interventions,
  • To ensure full risk assessments and risk management is delivered effectively, under supervision.
  • To ensure an understanding and implementation of clinical governance.
  • To ensure the highest quality of service is delivered by following local and national quality and performance standards, guidance, protocols, procedures and practice guidelines.
  • To ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, including the Serious Incident policy.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, both on-site and in the community relating to client management.
  • To develop close links with Primary Care Services.
  • To liaise and communicate clinical information with partner agencies on shared care clients within the strict guidelines / protocol on shared confidential information between Addictions and the named partner agencies.
  • To promote an open dialogue culture where a positive culture on improving communication, and maintenance of a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients are enhanced and valued.
  • To contribute to the promotion of Team cohesiveness, multidisciplinary working and at all times work collaboratively with colleagues in all parts of the Trust to achieve healthy and effective communication.
  • To work collaboratively in developing professional links with other statutory and voluntary service providers, ensuring a corporate approach is adopted.
  • To participate in a range of partnership arrangements both internal and external to the service/unit while remaining within the boundaries of good practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oEducated to diploma level or NVQ level 4
  • Or Registered Nurse
  • oHarm reduction training.
  • oMotivational Interviewing/Relapse management training
  • oPost registration substance misuse qualifications
  • oDegree
Experience Essential
  • oPost registration/ experience.
  • oPractical experience of providing high quality care.
  • oExperience of conducting risk assessments.
  • oEvidence of personal and professional development in substance misuse settings
  • oAbility to treat patients with respect and dignity.
  • oMaintain patient confidentiality
  • oDemonstrates the ability to manage work under pressure
  • oPrevious experience within an NHS or local authority setting.
  • oExperience of working in a prison setting.
  • oData Processing and analysis
  • oAudit

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