The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for women in the criminal justice system. We provide programmes of
intensive support and group work to empower the women to address the root causes of their offending. With a view
to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the ‘revolving door’ syndrome of maintaining
their involvement in the criminal justice system and prison service
The service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for women who still reside in the
community. As many of the women who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues we have
an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address these.
- To support and deliver safe, effective and person-centred healthcare provision to individuals in Turning Point
Scotland’s Drug and Alcohol Service(s).
- To undertake comprehensive clinical assessments, identifying and
completing appropriate nursing interventions, monitoring and reviewing effectiveness of interventions, and
ensure ongoing review of care plans.
- To prioritise the needs of service users when assessing and
reviewing their mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and spiritual needs.
- To work in
partnership with individuals and stakeholders involved in their care to develop person-centred care plans that
take into account their circumstances, characteristics and preferences.
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.
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Closing date: 20th May 2021