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Senior Specialist Substance Use Nurse – Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership, a vibrant new partnership delivering substance use treatment and recovery services across Lincolnshire from April 2024. Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership is delivered in partnership between Turning Point, Framework and Double Impact. The partnership combines Turning Point’s national experience as an outstanding substance use provider together with Double Impact’s specialism in lived experience and recovery and Framework’s expertise supporting service users with complex issues.

Our ‘Recovery First’ model underpins everything at Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership, with lived experience recovery fully integrated and visible throughout. Lincolnshire’s residents will benefit from Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership’s highly integrated and highly localised approach, supporting with multiple issues across all parts of Lincolnshire.

You will have opportunities to progress your career with a structured learning journey and clearly defined career pathways that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals and work to your strengths.

Role Responsibility

  • Ensuring the delivery and development of high quality, safe and effective clinical practice, pathways and multi-disciplinary team in line with the national drug strategy aims and wider health improvement agenda;
  • Supporting with the leadership within the clinical team including providing line management, nurse leadership and mentorship;
  • Ensuring holistic assessment of complex service user needs, providing consultancy and coaching support where required;
  • Ensuring effective nurse triage, assessment and monitoring of substance misuse & related health needs (including assessing dependency and withdrawal),safe management of medically assisted community alcohol detoxes in line with policy;
  • Acting as a subject matter expert in a specific area of practice (e.g. long term conditions, alcohol)
  • Ensuring that all medication is administered safely in line with service PGDs/PSDs;
  • Oversight of effective medicines optimisation processes including clinical checks, controlled drug process monitoring, other medication storage and stock compliance/recording processes in line with policy;
  • Provide effective incident management, case review and completion of follow up processes;
  • Supporting case advocacy or incident escalation either internally and with other partner agencies where appropriate;
  • Contribute and provide leadership in key areas e.g. effective clinical governance processes including clinical audit planning/activities and the dissemination of key learning within the service and nationally;
  • Monitoring and ensuring a high standard of clinical record keeping in accordance with Turning Point policy and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Registered RMN or RGN with evidence of post registration development, professional and personal.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the substance misuse sector and health issues relating to substance misuse
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards one.
  • Minimum of 2 years at Specialist Nurse within substance misuse or Band 6 equivalent.
  • Demonstratable experience of clinical leadership and undertaking clinical supervision.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • NMC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 33 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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