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Maternity Tobacco Treatment Advisor


Job Description

We are looking for passionate people to join our New skilled team delivering an in house secondary care treating tobacco dependency Service in County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust.

The service supports pregnant women to embark on a quit attempt or to remain abstinent from tobacco during their pregnancy. They will ensure that the pregnant women have the support required to remain smokefree and complete their journey in the community.

As a member of the team, you will treat tobacco dependency and support harm reduction by completing patient assessments, give advice and carry out support sessions with pregnant women and their families, including stop smoking medications, working within recommended protocols and guidelines. This will involve face to face assessments in a variety of settings across the Trust locality.

Together with the patients you support, you will develop individually tailored support plans including recommending treatments based on assessed needs. You will have a caseload of patients on a quit journey who you will support and assess throughout their pregnancy.

As a smokefree champion across the Trust you will provide information, advice and support to patients and staff alike on stopping smoking, minimising harm from tobacco and health-related issues in line with best guidance and protocols. You will be involved in awareness raising sessions in the Trust, reinforcing the training provided to staff to reduce harm from tobacco and the promotion of our Trust smokefree policy.

The right candidate will have excellent communication skills and a genuine interest in supporting people to quit smoking. The role requires people who are organised, self-starters who can work autonomously and flexibly.

You will also be expected to undertake mandatory and role specific training within a specified timescale.

In return we can offer you flexibility, a friendly and welcoming environment, where you will be supported to achieve your full potential.

For more information or an informal chat please contact:

Sara Blight, Smokefree NHS Lead Mobile: 07770334660

[email protected]


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