209825720 – Non-Medical Prescriber – Permanent

Job Description

Category: Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

Full Time – 2020-07-14 12:15:07
1.Main purpose of the role * To provide strong clinical leadership within Havering Integrated Drug Treatment Service, role modelling and upholding best practice standards. * To be responsible for the delivery and development of an integrated substance misuse service, working closely with clinicians and a multi-disciplined staff team. * To provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice and WDP policies. * To support service users affected by drug and alcohol use in Havering to achieve and sustain their recovery, optimising health and well-being through clinical and psychosocial treatment packages. * To work in partnership with hospital, GP and other colleagues to provide seamless and holistic care packages for service users * To assess for and provide safe, effective and evidence based clinical interventions for service users in Havering requiring stabilisation, detoxification and other clinical support services in relation to their substance use, including but not exclusively opiate and alcohol users * To support service users accessing clinical interventions and regularly review their care * To work in partnership with hospital, GP and other colleagues to provide seamless and holistic care packages for service users * Provide clinical and management supervision for junior staff, supporting professional development through supervision and appraisal. 3. Role-specific responsibilities 3.1 The Post holder will be a highly experienced nurse who holds high standards of care at the core of what they do. They will be developing and embedding best standards of clinical care throughout the service. 3.2 The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team, service manager and partnership agencies, supporting clinical governance structures within the organisation. 3.3 The Post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical care for service users with substance misuse issues. 3.4 The post holder will offer a practice and supervisory lead to a team of substance misuse nurses and recovery workers in accordance with WDP policies and procedures. 3.5 The post holder will support with best practice and evidenced based practice in accordance with UK Guidelines on Clinical Management, National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, and WDP clinical protocols and procedures. Ensure that all staff members understand and abide by relevant legislation, statutory policy and WDP policies and procedures in particular the legislation governing clinical practice. 3.6 To lead on clinical interventions in relation to the staff team and provide overall support and direction on clinical service development 3.7 The post holder will have experience of managing service users receiving community and inpatient based clinical interventions for alcohol, opiate and other substance use dependency. 3.8 The post holder will assess, agree care plans including prescribing needs and provide a prescribing service for service users requiring stabilisation, detoxification and other clinical interventions. 3.9 The post holder will assess and prescribe in line with NICE and local guidelines, as well as regularly reviewing and supporting service users to ensure successful completions and outcomes, and promote recovery for this service user group. 3.10 The post holder will work in partnership with local GPs, hospital, pharmacies, needle exchange programmes and other community care providers, to provide a ‘wrap around’ service for service users. 3.11 Ensure that all data requirements (National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS), Treatment Outcomes Profile (TOP), Medically Assisted Recovery (MAR)) are met within defined deadlines and work with the WDP management team to performance manage staff to ensure that outcomes are being achieved. 3.12 The post-holder will contribute to the service to ensure that those who experience difficulties through the use of Drug and Alcohol consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards. 3.13The post-holder will support WDP BBV testing and vaccination strategy, delivering accessible testing, vaccination and support to those most at risk. 3.14 The post holder will be developing therapeutic alliances with people who have substance misuse problems and developing effective partnerships with service users to support their individual recovery journeys, engaging in key work sessions, offering health promotion and harm reduction advice alongside other clinical and psychosocial interventions. 3.15 The post holder will be required to work flexibly across several operational sites as required and work flexibly within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This may include evening and weekend working. 3.16 The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision and appraisal. 3.17 The post holder will demonstrate and supervise practice and procedures to registered and unregistered nursing staff to secure effective nursing practice. To take a key role in the induction and mentorship of new, unregistered and staff, students and provide supervision. 3.18 The post holder will supervise and appraise junior nursing staff supporting them with their professional development in compliance with NMC guidelines. They will provide effective role modelling and clinical leadership ensuring best clinical practice is embedded within the team. 3.19 The post holder will comply with NMC guidance on standards of proficiency for Non- Medical Prescribing and Medicines Management. 3.20 The post holder will support in overseeing the day to day running of the open access prescribing service with responsibility for clinic management, monitoring, evaluation and service development. This will include deputising for the service manager in their absence. 3.21 To undertake any duties as may be required by management, which fall within own sphere of duties. 3.22 To undertake supervision from the clinical supervisor on own clinical work and professional development plan.