Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service offers integrated health and social care which
provides low threshold, direct access services for people experiencing a crisis due to alcohol or other drug use
including people who may be experiencing homelessness. These include a crisis residential unit, 24-hour
Injecting Equipment Provision (needle exchange), wound care, harm reduction advice, signposting and naloxone
training and provision.
Proudly partnering with NHSGGC and the Health and Social Care Partnership for over 27 years, we have provided
residential and direct access crisis services in a safe environment that challenges stigma and provides the
advice and information required to reduce harm and give a space to reflect and consider the next steps towards
We are committed to helping individuals begin their journey to recovery whilst utilising harm reduction approaches,
placing safety at the forefront of care delivery. We are passionate in encouraging citizens who use the service
to improve and maintain relationships with family, friends and communities to build on their sense of belonging
Contact Details: Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service, 80 Tradeston Street, Glasgow G5 8BG
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure a Citizenship approach to delivering services. Citizenship is defined by a persons connection to the 5 R’s: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Relationships, resources and their sense of belonging.
- Planning the delivery of most effective nursing interventions based on comprehensive assessment of need.
- To fully involve service users in their care planning ensuring they are given informed choices in regard to nursing care and treatment.
- To work in partnership with medical staff/prescriber to offer a range of evidence-based pharmacological treatments to support stabilisation or detoxification.
- To provide a range of nursing interventions on an individual and/or group work basis including psychological/psychosocial interventions.
- To undertake initial and ongoing assessments of service users at various stages in their engagement with the service, utilising a range of assessment tools and methods to evaluate the severity of dependency and complexity of needs, including history taking, observation, investigations, and use a range of screening tools
- To assist service users to recognise and exercise their rights and provide an appropriate level of professional support to service users to assist them to make informed choices.
- To undertake key working duties and responsibilities in accordance with Turning Point Scotland's Key Working Policy and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To administer and dispense prescribed medication to service users in accordance with the instructions on the prescription.
- To act in accordance with the relevant legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct, and acknowledged good practice and be involved in the clinical governance within the service.
- To assist the Service Manager by networking effectively with workers from other agencies who are involved with service users, purchaser's monitoring requirements, and Turning Point Scotland's needs.
- To assist the Service Manager and Senior Nurse to prepare for Care Inspectorate inspections and other audit activities, and with the implementation of any recommendations or requirements.
- To be personally familiar with and ensure own compliance with Turning Point Scotland's operational policies and procedures, including medication and to alert line managers to any non-compliance by others noted during work activities.
- To ensure effective provision of nursing across Turning Point Scotland you will be deployed to other drug and alcohol services as required.