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Health Improvement Manager: Tackling Tobacco Dependency - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Nursing Management
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Secondment: 3 years
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-21-R8029ED
Site
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Town
Gloucester
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

To support the implementation of the Healthy Hospital Programme within the Trust, and in particular the, The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme. This includes advising the Trust on appropriate measures to reduce harm from tobacco and support smoke-free sites; developing and managing the Tobacco Harm Reduction Service within the Trust; providing tobacco dependency interventions and advice to patients, staff and in some instances relatives/carers of patients; and supporting the training of Trust staff. The post holder will also contribute to the wider role of the team in the promotion, development, monitoring and evaluation of The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme. As the wider Healthy Hospital Programme develops the remit of the role may broaden out. 
 
Specifically, the Health Improvement Manager will: 
 
• Provide specialist tobacco harm reduction interventions including smoking cessation support to patients, staff and in some instance’s relatives/carers of patients  
• Support the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency Task Group 
• Contribute to the development and delivery of the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency action plan 
• Proactively support culture change and the promotion of a smoke free environment 
• Develop and provide training for the Trust’s Tobacco Treatment Advisors, clinical and non-clinical staff throughout the Trust 
• Provide specialist advice to the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency Programme Executive Sponsor, Clinical Lead and champions

Main duties of the job

  • Working with the Healthy Hospital Programme Manager, to support the establishment of the Trust’s Tobacco Harm Reduction service.
  • Work closely with other team members encouraging effective team working
  • Network and liaise with health professionals and others within the Trust, providing specialist knowledge and expertise around tobacco harm reduction and the treatment of tobacco dependency, including advising the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency programme. Executive Sponsor, Clinical Lead and clinical champions
  • Support and attend the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency Steering Group. Attend local Tobacco Control Groups, Trust Tackling Tobacco Dependency groups and Trust/local events as required.
  • Manage and ensure the continuous development of the Trust’s Tobacco Harm Reduction Service, in line with national guidelines/policy, the local service specification and patient/staff feedback. 

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

BACKGROUND 

The NHS Long Term Plan gives a commitment that all people admitted to hospital that smoke will be offered NHS-funded tobacco treatment services by 2023/24.

The Gloucestershire Hospitals Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme based on the Ottawa model, is the systematic implementation at scale, of the treatment of tobacco dependency in secondary care, and the provision of ongoing support for people from community stop cessation services or the specialist mental health Tobacco Treatment Advisors.

It recognises that tobacco dependency is a chronic, relapsing clinical condition that prematurely kills at least half of people who smoke. Smoking is seen as a medical condition that can be treated, rather than as a lifestyle choice.

All at Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust are committed to implementing the Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme in all Acute and Mental Health settings from early 2022. This is the first step in developing a wider Healthy Hospitals Programme implementing the other prevention measures from the NHS Long term Plan that are relevant to Trusts. 

The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme will increase the support we offer to people who are admitted to, or attend our Hospitals. The programme will also provide more support to staff who wish to quit and help us to have smoke free hospitals and grounds.

The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme recognises smoking as an addiction (tobacco dependency) and that it is a chronic, relapsing clinical condition that prematurely kills at least half of people who smoke. Smoking is seen as a medical condition that can be treated, rather than as a lifestyle choice.

JOB PURPOSE 

This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post.  The post holder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.

To support the implementation of the Healthy Hospital Programme within the Trust, and in particular the, The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme. This includes advising the Trust on appropriate measures to reduce harm from tobacco and support smoke-free sites; developing and managing the Tobacco Harm Reduction Service within the Trust; providing tobacco dependency interventions and advice to patients, staff and in some instances relatives/carers of patients; and supporting the training of Trust staff. The post holder will also contribute to the wider role of the team in the promotion, development, monitoring and evaluation of The Tackling Tobacco Dependency  programme. As the wider Healthy Hospital Programme develops the remit of the role may broaden out.

Specifically, the Health Improvement Manager will:

  • Provide specialist tobacco harm reduction interventions including smoking cessation support to patients, staff and in some instance’s relatives/carers of patients
  • Support the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency Task Group
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency action plan
  • Proactively support culture change and the promotion of a smoke free environment
  • Develop and provide training for the Trust’s Tobacco Treatment Advisors, clinical and non-clinical staff throughout the Trust
  • Provide specialist advice to the Trust’s Tackling Tobacco Dependency Programme Executive Sponsor, Clinical Lead and champions
  • Provide day to day supervision for the Trust’s Tobacco Treatment Advisors
  • Manage the interface between the hospital service and Gloucestershire Health and Care Trusts community services.
  • Liaise with pharmacy to ensure that appropriate pharmacotherapy are available within the Trust
  • Contribute to the work with the Trust’s Communications and Engagement team to develop and promote internal and external communications around the programme
  • Ensure appropriate data collection to support clinical care and monitoring of the service
  • Contribute to the evaluation and ensure continuous quality development of the programme.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or professional qualification in a related subject
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development (CPD)
  • Smoking Cessation Training – Level 2 delivered by an NHS Stop Smoking Service or the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training or willingness to undertake on commencement of post
  • Willing to undertake Level 3 training
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching/training qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of delivering smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction interventions
  • Substantial experience of delivering healthcare, or specialist health advice to patients and the public
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of delivering training
Desirable criteria
  • Monitoring, evaluation and audit, including report writing

Knowledge / Skills

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NHS
  • Understanding the principles and approaches that are key to health improvement practice and behaviour change.
  • Knowledge of patient engagement techniques for service development or improvement
  • Ability to manage a service, proposing and implementing service changes as required in line with national and local policies
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate health data and effectiveness of public health initiatives and programmes. Identifying and assessing alternative approaches and the required resources.
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Natalie Bynorth
Job title
Lead Nurse Improvement & Delivery
Email address
natalie.bynorth@nhs.net
Telephone number
07929866689