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Westminster Drug Project (WDP) is a charity providing drug and alcohol services in London and the South East. We are a recovery focused organisation; our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.
Passmores House is a 23-bed residential recovery treatment service. We provide integrated care for individuals with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, offering a range of individualised care packages including residential detoxification, stabilisation and comprehensive 12-24 week rehabilitation programmes. Providing 24-hour nursing care to our residents, we facilitate a holistic care approach promoting and maintaining health and wellbeing. The service is set in a tranquil setting of a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex, with accommodation in a beautifully-renovated historic building which houses state-of-the-art facilities, providing a spacious modern environment conducive to health, wellbeing and recovery.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Manager to lead and develop a clinical team in providing appropriate, safe, effective, and evidence-based clinical care, maximising our residents’ potential for health and recovery.
You will support a team of nurses working with clients with complex needs, facilitating detoxification programmes, whilst maintaining and improving their general health. Already possessing a good understanding of clinical governance, you will be supported by WDP’s clinical governance framework to monitor, improve and maintain the safety and effectiveness of our interventions, by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical practice will flourish, achieving optimum patient care and experience.
You will work closely with the Service Manger (deputising in their absence) to strategically develop clinical services in line with recommended best practice guidelines from the Royal College of Nursing, National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Care Quality Commission (CQC). In addition, you will attend organisational clinical governance meetings, informing and shaping organisational and policy development and will be supported by the Medical Director, Quality team and Lead Nurse, who will provide clinical supervision to the role.
Suitably registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, management and leadership skills and the ability to maintain high standards of nursing care through coaching, role modelling and clinical supervision.
In return, you’ll benefit from a supportive atmosphere in which your specialisms will be developed and your career progression will be actively encouraged.
For further information please contact: Wendy Burke, Lead Nurse on 07446 367 060 or Pinder Chaggar, Service Manager on 01279 634 200 or 07702 679 419.
To apply, please go to the Current Vacancies section of our website via the apply now button where you can download an application form. This should be completed and emailed via the instructions online. Alternatively, application forms can be posted to Human Resources Department, WDP, 7th Floor, Kingsway House, 103 Kingsway, London WC2B 6QX.
Closing Date: 5pm, 27th January 2015
Interview date: W/C 2nd February 2015
WDP is committed to safeguarding the children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring service (DBS) check.
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.