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R1 Addictions Team Leader - Health Centre HMP Addiewell

NHS National Services Scotland
West Calder, UK
Closing date
29 Oct 2020

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34 hours per week - salary will be pro rata

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Jennifer Potter, Senior Charge Nurse

The role of the Addictions Team Leader is to support the Senior Charge Nurse Mental Health and Addictions in their strategic management role; to provide leadership ensuring a high standard of addictions care is delivered in accordance with clinical and addictions service delivery standards; to continuously review standards within agreed frameworks, policies and procedures ensuring compliance with audits and standards; to develop & manage staff performance through PDR system; to develop Health Promotion within the establishment in liaison with other departments.

The Addictions Team Leader operates as part of a multi-disciplinary team, managing and directing clinical and support staff ensuring the most efficient use of resources relating to healthcare delivery within a clinical governance framework. Responsible for the development and provision of a multidisciplinary substance misuse service to prisoners whose use of alcohol and drugs is associated with dependence and/or significant impairment of their physical, social and emotional functioning. This will involve developing and maintaining partnerships; working with statutory and voluntary sector organisations and forging positive links with the local community.
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