Clinical Lead, Substance Misuse Service
The closing date is 01 February 2023
Professional, passionate , committed and experienced in all aspects of a busy substance misuse service ?
Looking for a new challenge with a highly skilled and enthusiastic team who are building collaborative new
The Clinical Lead is an important role within the service providing leadership, coordination and delivery of the prescribing and clinical elements within this fast developing drug and alcohol service. You will be a registered and experienced Non-Medical Prescriber offering support and guidance to the whole team and clinical supervision to clinical staff.
You will ensure that we are always compliant with governance and best practice and actively contribute to the bidding process for new developments and service opportunities.
Inclusion (MPFT) have a number of services based in Thurrock and also work collaboratively with partners to provide Mental health / Psychological therapies across Essex. Close partnerships and joint working by providers has greatly improved the engagement and outcomes in many areas of work - physical and mental health, - substance misuse - wellbeing and resilience - support into employment or education etc.
Visions, the drug and alcohol service, sitting amongst this range of services greatly benefits from and contributes to the packages of care that will often improve the patient journey between different services and ultimately, improve their lives.
Main duties of the job
To line manage and supervise clinical staff
- To assume a 'key Prescriber' role, including the allocation of complex patients, with responsibility for the delivery of medical aspects of the care plan , relevant support and psychotherapeutic interventions, and for communication regarding the patient within the team and with relevant agencies.
- Attend clinical review meetings where appropriate
- Manage and work with the prescribing and staff team to ensure consistency in prescribing and that clinical practice is in accordance with clinical and Inclusion guidelines
- To assist in the planning and execution of research projects.
- To use Illy CarePath to maintain a proper and accurate record of all client contacts, and contacts with concerned others and involved agencies
- To run Independent nurse prescribing clinics across the county of Thurrock as and when needed.
- To ensure Continuous professional development and regular prescribing and clinical supervision.
- To provide advice, guidance and clinical leadership to staff within Inclusion and attend local prescribing and clinical governance forums
- To provide a number of clinical sessions within an agreed plan in order to assess and prescribe to a number of clients as and when needed
Visions is not a huge team but it is a very committed and highly skilled set of individuals who work well together and understand the value of a supportive work environment and a culture which recognised , and nurtures, wellbeing for both clients and staff.
- To be responsible for the management of all clinical elements of the Thurrock Service and drive through new innovations in accordance with current strategy and policy. The role will include the provision of Non-medical prescribing clinics to the service users of Thurrock when required.
- The management of all clinical and prescribing activities and processes
- Leading on Nurse Prescribing and running clinics according to demand.
- Manage all medical, non-medical prescribers
- To ensure that clinical activities and processes are carried out in line with organisational requirements and in conjunction with central services
- To play a central role in embedding a culture of continuous quality improvement and risk management across services
- To advise and support managers and staff in carrying out their responsibilities in the above areas
- To act as a key channel of liaison and communication between service locations and the external environment
For details please read the full JD
Previous clinical lead experience within D&A
Certificate of Sponsorship
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