Stop Smoking Practitioner

Our Stop Smoking Practitioners deliver one to one and group stop smoking interventions within a wide range of settings. Across Southend-on-Sea, our service will include work within one to one and group settings and also involve evening/weekend work.

The post holder will be required to work face to face flexibly across the City as required ensuring their skills, expertise and knowledge are fully utilised.

This post will:

Provide information to smokers to enable them to make an informed choice to make an attempt to stop smoking and then to support the smoker with a formal evidence based quit programme.

Develop and improve accessibility of the Southend-on-Sea’s Integrated Service through the pro-active promotion of the smoking cessation programmes and referral pathways amongst primary and secondary care services, other key health care providers, allied professionals, community development initiatives, local agencies and the general public.

Provide ongoing support to a caseload of referrals, supporting each ‘quit attempt’ in line with national and company standards.

Contribute to the planning, delivery and development of the stop smoking service including specific project work.

This post will also:

In conjunction with the Delivery team lead plan and deliver an appropriate and accessible cessation service within the delivery team area.

Provide cessation support including one to one and group support, assessing client’s suitability for Stop Smoking treatments.

Adhere to service protocols and procedures in relation to the provision of supportive pharmacotherapy medication.

Collate accurate clinical records in line with national PHE/NCSCT requirements and inputting data into the service web-based database in a timely and professional manner.

To support the service in delivering key performance indicators and activity as set out within the service specification.

Support the delivery of promotion activity across Southend-on-Sea in line with the service marketing strategy.

Routine maintenance and the checking and calibration of carbon monoxide monitors in line with service schedules to ensure validity of quits in line with department of health guidelines.

Work flexibly to provide a coordinated service across the localities to meet the needs of the client group. This will include work in the evening and some work on weekends where required.

Maintain up to date clinical knowledge, undertake evidence-based practice and promote the use of new and innovative practice.

In conjunction with delivery team lead, conduct analysis and evaluation of designated programmes in order to improve the quality of service.

Be responsible for identifying issues or concerns to line manager, so that appropriate action can be taken

Contribute to ongoing needs assessment, audit and other governance programmes in relation to activities as part of the health improvement agenda.

Support additional service needs such as NHS Health Checks (with Training) if required.

Is this role for you?

If you are and would like to be part of an innovative and ambitious team, we would very much like to hear from you.

You should have an outstanding record, excellent communication skills, and a focus on detail and quality.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Closing date: July 12, 2024 5:00 pm
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