Maternity Smokefree Advisor
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Smokefree Advisor Maternity Support Worker. The person would be joining our existing Smokefree team which is expanding, having only started operating since October 2022.
The post holder will manage referrals to the Smokefree Service and support pregnant smokers to quit through weekly appointments for on how to manage cravings and will give out Nicotine Replacement Therapy. You will have your own caseload of pregnant mothers and people to support and there is great autonomy in this role to manage your time and caseload. At the moment this is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2024 but we are expecting this to be made permanent, pending wider NHS review.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for someone who enjoys engaging with patients in a supportive role, is positive about life and how patients can make a difference in their own pregnancy and the life of their families. Good communication skills are essential for this role.
The post holder will have a caseload of pregnant people to support over a two to three month period and will manage the caseload with minimal support from the Smoking in Pregnancy Midwife. A flexible attitude and ability to travel between hospital sites, other community hubs and patient's homes is essential.
The post holder will be screening referrals to the service daily, arranging appointments, referring on to other services available, managing own diaries, ordering and maintaining a stock of Nicotine Replacement Products from Pharmacy and seeing patients who are engaging with the Maternity Smokefree Service. This role is varied and therefore interesting for anyone looking to expand their skills and knowledge.
We are particularly looking to recruit an existing Maternity Support worker, a Nurse Associate, a Smokefree Advisor and those with a Healthcare background as experience in those jobs is helpful in this role. Good orientation package will be provided and there will be continuing support within the team. Please get in touch for further questions.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
Interview Date: To be confirmed