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Smoke Free Health Hospital Programme lead Nurse

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£63,541 to £72,639 a year per annum inc HCAS band 8B indicative
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
band 8B indicative

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Smoke Free Strategy as part of our strategic ambitions to improve health outcomes for people who access South London and Maudsley Services. Including provide professional support for the tobacco dependence service in SLAM.

Smoking is a strategic priority for the trust so this post holder will have a pivotal role in leading that element of the strategy linking with other aspects of prevention such as the physical health strategy and co-occurring substance misuse problems. The role involves building and managing strategic links for tobacco dependence across the ICS as well as internally. As we are a leading mental health trust in the field of tobacco dependence there will also be opportunities to make a national role. There are important links with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

The post sits within the Addictions Directorate although the post holder will build strong links across the trust. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a trust with clear aspirations to provide outstanding care across geography and an enviable range of services.

Main duties of the job

To be the lead Nurse for the Trust on the smoke free Care and develop the Healthy Hospital and Community Programme for the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will act as the Trust's clinical expert on Smoking Cessation Health Promotion, providing Nursing leadership across, and on behalf of the Trust on smoking cessation and interventions with a particular reference to people of co-occurring mental health problems with a focus on improving the knowledge and competency in our workforce, leading transformation to meet national and local targets and supporting and clinically supervising a team of Tobacco Advisors. The post holder will also lead on and/or fully engage in developing, producing, and reviewing key local and National Policies on Tobacco related issues working in conjunction with colleagues within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPNN).

The role provides professional leadership across the Trust with strong links with the Trust Executive Leadership team, Nursing Directorate and IOPPN. The post holder requires highly advanced communication and influencing skills as they are required to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across professional and organisational boundaries within and outside the Trust- at London, national and international level.

This job has been through an initial banding evaluation. It has been indicatively evaluated as an 8B but could be subject to change

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trustis a large and diverse organisation providing core mental health services to the Boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Lambeth and Croydon and specialist services both regionally and nationally. The Trust is also involved in a number of international mental health projects.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Clinical and Client Care
  • Act as expert practitioner, holding a small caseload of highly tobacco dependent patients across Trust services, modelling and disseminating best practice and demonstrating creative and evidence-based approaches to support cut down and quit attempts.
  • Use expert knowledge and experience in decision making.
  • Demonstrate a consistent and clear decision-making process underpinned by relevant theory.
  • Utilise clinical supervision, formal and informal teaching sessions to develop and enhance a focus on health promotion in staffs clinical practice.
  • Provide an assessment resource for the multidisciplinary team and accept assessment and treatment referrals from all services across the Trust.

Contributing to team or service clinical functions
  • Act as a clinical leader to nursing staff, advising on the care of people with tobacco dependence needs, demonstrating professional boundaries with patients and carers.
  • Act as an expert advisor on specific clinical practices, policies, and procedures, in conjunction with other senior staff.
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of and evaluate the clinical effectiveness of new developments in the treatment of tobacco dependence and within the remit of health promotion.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to achieve maximum advantage from planned, co-ordinated care within legal, professional, and ethical frameworks established by national bodies such as the DH, NMC, CQC, and policy frameworks established by the Trust.
  • Identify areas of developmental needs, and continue to maintain professional development through supervision, reflection, and training.
  • Support staff who are dependent on tobacco to comply with the smoke free policy and deliver appropriate care.

Policy and service development
  • Lead on policy and procedure development in relation to Health Promotion initiatives, focussing initially on tobacco dependence treatment.
  • Assist the Services Directors in the ongoing improvement of services for people with tobacco dependence needs.
  • Develop innovative treatment protocols for people who are dependent on tobacco advising the multi-professional team and external agencies.
  • Promote evidence-based practice, through setting, monitoring, and auditing clinical standards, drawing on national and international examples of best practice in the field.
  • Promote empowerment of patients through the provision of relevant and appropriate health education, information, and advice.
  • Disseminate and apply appropriate research findings to clinical care.
  • Undertake collaborative research, in conjunction with other members of the multi-professional team, publishing research articles in relevant journals, and disseminating evidence of good practice through conferences and training events.
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies and stakeholders to inform the strategic direction of health promotion activity within mental health care settings
  • Work in conjunction with the Professor of Tobacco Addiction at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neurology.
  • As a clinical expert within KHP contribute nationally and internationally in this field of expertise.

Care or Management of resources
  • To effectively manage a budget, planning for future needs and ordering and monitoring nicotine replacement medication and equipment for the Tobacco Advisors

Management, supervision, and communication
  • Identify learning needs of clinical staff related to working with people with tobacco dependence needs and work with the Training Department to develop appropriate training and supervision programmes.
  • Provide clinical supervision, developing specialist practitioners within the field.
  • Provide expert advice and support to the Trust site-based Tobacco Dependence Treatment Advisors
  • Collaborate with others to evaluate health promotion training initiatives both within and outside the organisation.
  • Inform National best practice through publications, conference presentations, and professional discussion forums.

Teaching and Training

  • Devise educational health promotion programmes for staff, patients and their careers and evaluate the effectiveness of these.
  • Lead on the development of smoking cessation training for the Trust

Other Responsibilities

  • To ensure own Continuing Professional Development in line with regulatory and professional bodies requirements and Trust Personal Development Plan requirements.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in professional and clinical practice and of relevant legislation and policies.
  • To comply with the regulatory and professional bodies standards of conduct, practice, and ethics. To adhere to the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing, in line with professional and Trust guidelines, including electronic data entry and electronic supervision record.
  • To ensure via service design, supervision, and appraisal, that the provision of smoking cessation within the Addictions Division and Trust services are accessible and acceptable to all sections of the diverse communities served by the Trust.

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered nurse (mental health) on the NMC register
  • oMasters degree relevant to the field
  • oEvidence of extensive post registration professional development.
  • oNon-medical prescriber
  • oPhD in health related field
  • oPost registration qualification relevant to the field
  • oRegistered general nurse
Experience Essential
  • oInitiating and leading service developments
  • oProviding education/ training (skills based and academic) to a range of oprofessional groups
  • oConference presentations
  • oCompletion of research project
  • oProven track record of caseload management of people with co-morbid mental health and substance use problems
  • oExperience of working clinically in mental health and substance misuse.
  • oWork in a range of settings eg inpatient, community, residential
  • oDevelopment and implementation of strategies/policies/protocols
  • oIdentifying and establishing collaborative relationships across professional groups and organisations, and managing those relationships with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • oSignificant experience at Ward Manager / Team Leader level working with people with mental health problems who have tobacco dependence needs
  • oExperience of modelling practice to other professional staff, including mentorship, clinical supervision, coaching and consultancy
  • oPublications
  • oWorking with diverse communities
  • oContribute to national policy development
  • oWork/employment in statutory and voluntary sector
  • oConducting service evaluations
  • oWorking collaboratively with service users and/or carers to develop services
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oEvidence of further educational development in Tobacco Dependence Treatment [A]
  • oTherapeutic skills training relevant to the client group, e.g., cognitive behavioural skills, psychological interventions, group therapy [A]
  • oLevel 2 &3 smoking cessation training.
  • oKnowledge of quality standards & policy regarding current Mental Health, Physical Health best practice, guidance, and legislation recommendations
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance structures, and the promotion of best practice through audit and evaluation
  • Experience of leading on national innovations

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