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Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Smoking Cessation Nurse - CURE Project

Job description

The post holder will assist clinical teams in providing smoking cessation support to help smokers who want to quit smoking and delivering programmes of care to help stop smoking in line with the CURE project. As a nurse you will assist in the management and organisation of work as required, ensuring effective communication is always maintained, providing support for junior staff. You will play a key role in the supervisions and assessment of all learners and unregistered staff, providing a teaching role.

Main duties of the job
To work as part of an enthusiastic positive team using the nursing process to provide the necessary Smoking Cessation skills and support for identified smokers within the hospital.
To be committed to work towards making smoking history in the Greater Manchester region.
To use motivational interviewing techniques to provide behavioural support to patients wishing to quit smoking.
To work along side other agencies to include referring patients for ongoing support in the community.
To evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other stop smoking medication and make amendments where necessary.
Effective communications skills necessary which may include complex communication.


Working for our organisation
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). Our dedicated team of around 20,000 staff – our NCA Family – provide a range of community and hospital services to over one million people across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford, as well as providing more specialist care services to patients across Greater Manchester and beyond.

The CURE team is a small but friendly team which consists of dedicated advisors and administrative staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Using your clinical experience and skills, you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of programmes of care. You will assist clinical teams in providing smoking cessation support, to help smokers who want to stop smoking and delivering programmes of care in line with the CURE project.
You will assist in the management and organisation of work as required, ensuring effective communication is always maintained, and you will provide support for junior staff.
You will play a key role in the education, development, mentorship and supervision and assessment of all learners and unregistered staff.
You will undertake nursing interventions consistent with evidence-based practice, transferring and applying knowledge and skills to meet patients’ needs.
Be able to work collaboratively with all members of the MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) and to make referrals as appropriate.
To provide support and care for the patient and their family respecting their need for privacy and dignity.
To monitor effectiveness of nursing care and adjust the programmes of care where indicated.
To utilise highly developed clinical skills specific to smoking cessation and maintain level 3 NSCST training and contribute to the development of others.
You will practice in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal framework for nursing.
The CURE team operates 7 days per week and weekend working is required.
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact InternationalNursing.OSCE@nca.nhs.uk

Person specification
Essential
Essential criteria
NMC registration or HCPC Registered
Degree / diploma in nursing studies/ (or equivalent nursing qualification and experience)
Communicates succinctly, clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
Desirable criteria
Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
Evidence of involvement in teaching

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