Clinical Liaison Nurse (Band 6) – Basildon

Salary - £37,000 (Full time)
Contract – Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date – 25th June 2021

The Clinical Liaison Nurse will be part of the All Age Recovery Service (AARCS) team working specifically with prescribed within the service. Forging and sustaining relationships with NHS partner agencies, this position requires a clinician that is able to confidently oversee and support the clinical interventions offered and provided to those in structured substance misuse treatment.

Whilst based in Basildon, this role will provide support to staff across the county to ensure client prescribing need is met to facilitate greater positive treatment outcomes. Liaison and effective communication with clinical partners based within our Essex centres is an essential aspect to the role.

What you’ll be doing
As the Clinical Liaison Nurse, you will be responsible for the clinical oversight of our teams to support clients that are involved in the criminal justice system. Advocating for our clients, this role requires someone that is able to apply their clinical expertise when considering the circumstances which many clients face due to their substance misuse/offending behaviours. An understanding is needed of how these may impact progress and sustained recovery in terms of both prescribing and wider case-management expectations.

The Clinical Liaison Nurse’s ultimate aims are to support the team by:
• Offering clinical expertise to increase the number of offenders engaged in structured treatment, including the number accessing Tier 4 provision.
• Providing the team with specialist information and advice to support clients to reduce their substance misuse and aspire towards achieving and sustaining recovery.
• Liaising directly and effectively collaborating with partner NHS services to ensure the best treatment outcomes for clients presenting with criminal justice involvement.
• Enabling workers to educate their clients around harm minimisation to help reduce the likelihood of drug-related deaths across the county.
• Liaison between Open Road and prescribing teams to improve the quality of client assessments, care plans and risk assessments.
• Offering physical health advice for needle exchange clients when required.

What it’s like to work for Open Road
Open Road provides drug and alcohol treatment services and offender support services across Essex & Kent including a range of interventions that deliver mentoring, advice and information programmes. Our mission is to empower a diverse range of individuals, families and communities to lead healthy and more meaningful lives, free from addiction, offending behaviour and disadvantage, to ensure healthier, happier lifestyles.

Benefits to you
- 22 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays.
- Royal London Pension and Death in Service benefit.
- Support with maintaining NMC PIN requirements.
- Access to our in-house Organisational Training Plan, and full training tailored to your development needs.
- Legal training including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and GDPR.

What you need
- With professional clinical knowledge acquired through degree, supplemented by specialist training or equivalent by experience, you will have clinical knowledge and recent experience of substance misuse treatment.
- An awareness of the issues facing those with prescribing needs that struggle with addiction, and how these can impede progress and ultimate recovery.
- Excellent communication, time management and administrative skills.
- A willingness to learn and work with a variety of people.
- Have a clear understanding of, and a commitment to safeguarding best practice.
- A commitment to multi-agency working, and be able to work in partnership with other agencies within the treatment system to achieve good outcomes for clients.
- Ability to drive and access to a car.

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level. To apply, please use this link to submit your CV

Please note that should you get through our first level of shortlisting, you will be asked to complete an Open Road application form prior to interview.

Open Road values and respects the diversity and individual differences of our services users, staff and our volunteers.

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