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Smoking Cessation Support Officer

Band 4

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Secondment: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-WC547A
Site
W73034 W&C Seconded Posts (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum/pro rata if part-time
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
15/07/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Maternity Smoking Cessation Support Worker – Maternity

12 month secondment

Band  4  - £22,549 - £24,882 -  pro-rata if part-time

37.5 per week - all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of an innovative and dynamic team here at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  This post is to support the development of an enhanced approach to smoking cessation services within maternity care.

In this role you will support the maternity community, outpatient and inpatient teams to provide advice to service users in order to support them to safely and sustainably stop smoking.

It is a fantastic time to join us at Milton Keynes, we have a supportive and compassionate team, we are committed to development, innovation, safety and quality of our services and the experience of our women, their families and our staff is a top priority.

If you are ready for a new chapter in your career journey, we would welcome an application from you to take that next step at Milton Keynes.

Interviews are being held on the 15th July

Main duties of the job

The role will have varied tasks both service user facing and administrative.  You will have the opportunity to support within community-based settings as well as working with colleagues from other supporting agencies and collating data to evidence the success of stop – smoking initiatives.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Undertake the relevant training to qualify as a smoking cessation advisor and maintain the skills and knowledge as necessary through participation in continuous professional development.
  • Work closely with Midwifery Teams to facilitate referrals to the service and to provide ongoing feedback on patient care.
  • Keep up to date on national and local policies, strategies and guidance relevant to health promotion and behavioural support such as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle Version Two (SBLCBV2).
  • Provide contact with clients: this can be provided by face-to-face meeting, group sessions, text, phone call, closed group sessions and email.
  • Assess treatment needs regarding smoking cessation and ensure that there is responsible use of the financial resources available to support those service users who wish to access cessation support. 
  • Give advice about nicotine replacement therapy and, where appropriate, provide a voucher for women and families to collect nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) from their local pharmacy.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

Person specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 in healthcare or equivalent
  • GCSE pass in English Language or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Smoking cessation Advisor Intermediate Level qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of the understanding of health outcomes for smoking and smoking in pregnancy
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the national policies relating to smokefree pregnancies such as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle Version Two (SBLCBV2)
  • Demonstrable understanding of governance and risk processes in maternity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
Desirable criteria
  • Healthy Lifestyle experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Efficient and accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Audit Skills
  • Motivational qualities

Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Willing to develop new skills including completing appropriate training as required
  • Experience of and coordinating services and to escalate as appropriate

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be responsive to highly emotive conversations

Specific Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Emma Mitchener
Job title
Deputy Head of Midwifery
Email address
emma.mitchener@mkuh.nhs.uk
Additional information

The job description provides further information about this pivotal role within our service and if you have any questions or you would like to have an informal discussion or visit, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Mitchener – Deputy Head of Midwifery, emma.mitchener@mkuh.nhs.uk