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Registered Nurse or Paramedic – Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT)

Reference Number: 1451

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Cranstoun Sandwell in partnership with the West Midlands Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Sandwell Metropolitan Council launched a brand new Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT) pilot programme in 2021. This was a 2 year pilot which has been extended and is proving to be an exciting opportunity for us to work in a new way with opiate dependant service users who have not regularly engaged with traditional services. The DAT project delivers all of our usual offer in addition to daily supervised Diamorphine treatment and associated specialist interventions.

Registered Nurse or Paramedic – Diamorphine Assisted Treatment (DAT) 

Salary: £36,360 – £43,512 dependant on experience and qualifications

Hours: various core hours up to 35 per week across 7 days (part time hours considered)

Location: Sandwell (Smethwick)

Contract: Fixed term until March 2025

Ref: 1451

The DAT programme is an exciting treatment offer for service users in Sandwell. As a Registered Nurse you will be part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team in our service. You will bring demonstrable post registration experience and be committed to developing new models of care and treatment. Working closely with service users each day you will provide support and assistance in their use of this as a medication option alongside providing a trauma informed advice and referral to other support services.

You will have experience of working with people with complex needs including the use of alcohol and other drugs and a commitment to making the lives of our service users healthier and safer by providing the best care possible. The successful candidate will have a strong harm reduction approach to their work and a commitment to providing a compassionate and safe environment for our service users. You will have knowledge of general health issues affecting people who use drugs and alcohol and have a good understanding of safeguarding and clinical guidelines for our service user group.

The successful candidates will be part of a wider clinical team for the service led by our Clinical Lead and Team Leader. You will have a willingness and desire to work in a dynamic and responsive environment and be able to demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, service users and external teams across the borough. An inclusive and respectful approach is key to how we work to ensure that our service users have a choice and their needs are met.

You will be flexible and committed to ensuring the highest quality of service is delivered. There will be a requirement for some evening work to cover a late rota and some weekend work across a 7-day service.

For more information about the role please contact Zoe Buczko (Clinical Lead) zbuczko@cranstoun.org.uk or Rebecca Moneypenny (Team Leader – clinical team) on rmoneypenny@cranstoun.org.uk

The posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

We are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024  

Interview date: TBC

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