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Lead Alcohol Liasion Nurse

8a

Main area
Gastroenterology
Grade
8a
Contract
Secondment
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-19-77275
Site
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Town
Exeter
Salary
£44,606 - £50,819 (subject to banding)
Closing
18/09/2019 23:59

Lead Alcohol Liasion Nurse

Employer: Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Gastroenterology

Location: Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Salary: Band 8a (6 month Secondment)

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services and for Caring Trust wide

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been jointly ranked as the best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the development of alcohol services within the RD & E. The postholder will be based within the department of hepatology, however will be required to work across many departments, including the Emergency Department, acute medicine, inpatient wards and medical outpatients. We envisage the postholder will develop:

  • Strategies for screening and brief intervention for patients with harmful alcohol use (in line with the risky behaviors CQUIN)

  • Protocols for managing acute alcohol withdrawal within the hospital

  • Training for frontline staff managing alcohol use disorders across and support for staff in inpatient areas

  • Links to community services for patients with alcohol addiction

  • Outpatient services for patients with alcohol related liver disease

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual who will relish this diverse and in-depth role as an integral part of a service striving to deliver excellent care. Proven leadership and managerial skills are essential and specific experience in this area is desirable.

This post is initially a 6 month secondment, which will be reviewed after this period with a view to extension

For further information or an informal conversation please contact the below;

Nicola McMinn – Assistant Director of Nursing nicola.mcminn1@nhs.net 01392 40-28880

Dr Ben Hudson Consultant Hepatologist ben.hudson@nhs.net 01392 402803

Fiona Fry Lead Hepatology Nurse Specialist Fiona.fry@nhs.net 01392 406108.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness, Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola McMinn nicola.mcminn1@nhs.net 01392 402888

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758