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Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

One You Hounslow Stop Smoking Adviser

Job description

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It’s personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It’s the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It’s simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named ‘Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction’ by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users. If you enjoy a challenge and want to go home each day knowing you made a difference, you will thrive in our organisation.

Infection Control

Post Holders employed to work in a role where entry to a care home setting are required to demonstrate they have received the full course of COVID vaccination including any recommended booster doses.

Job overview

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Stop Smoking Adviser to join our friendly, supportive One You Hounslow Health and Wellbeing team in Hounslow to work with  young people and adults in the community.

To ensure that evidence-based Stop Smoking programmes are delivered to the targeted populations within the boroughs in which we serve. Supporting the population to make positive lifestyle changes through behaviour change interventions and motivational engagement as well as being the individual client’s main point of reference throughout their journey. One You Hounslow and One You Merton Health and Wellbeing Services support clients to make positive changes to their lifestyle using an integrated holistic approach. This will include healthy eating, being active, drinking less alcohol and managing stress levels to achieve evidence-based outcomes

We are looking for a motivated individual with experience of working with vulnerable groups and stop smoking medications.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high quality stop smoking behavioural support and pharmacological advice in accordance with the NSCST, NICE and Department of Health guidelines to those wishing to stop and/or reduce smoking.
  • Running one to one and group stop smoking clinics in various locations, mainly community settings and utilising innovative technology approaches to provide support e.g. Skype consultations, phone sessions, texting.
  • Ensure adequate provision of stop smoking advice at a range of times, days and locations, including evenings and/or weekends where required by the overall customer/commissioner demand.
  • Promote face to face clinics, groups and drop-ins as well as digital support to ensure adequate client numbers, including face to face outreach,
  • production/display of advertising materials, texting/calling previous clients or known smokers and other promotional initiatives that attract local smokers.
  • Deliver presentations and training sessions about the stop smoking programme to health professionals and other stakeholders.
  • Engage regularly with staff members at a variety of locations, to ensure high activity levels and good service awareness.            
  • Help to cover stop smoking clinics that are run by other advisors during their AL or sickness.
  • Fully use all of our digital systems, including the Quitmanager and System One service database for all client management. You will need to be good with technology.

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