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Needle Exchange Pharmacy Coordinator

Turning Point
Wakefield, England
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Job Introduction Please Note: A Full UK Driving License and Access to a Vehicle is an essential requirement.

Turning Point is a leading Social Enterprise which supports people with a wide range of complex needs across Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Substance Use and Public Health. We are currently recruiting for a Needle Exchange Pharmacy Coordinator to work in our Wakefield Inspiring Integrated Substance Use Service, where you’ll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Running health and social care services as a social enterprise, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge, progress your career with a sector leader.

Role Responsibility To assist in delivering TP’s Substance use strategy by planning and providing high quality, innovative care which reflects our person centred values and the high levels of ambition we have for the recovery of the individuals for whom we provide support.

•To provide service users with appropriate needle replacement and harm reduction information.

•To co-ordinate the Needle Exchange provision across the district.

•Train and induct new staff members to be competent to work within the Needle Exchange.

•Regulate the service’s needle exchange and Naloxone/Nyxoid stock provision,

keeping appropriate records in line with budgetary requirements.

•Representing the service at Regional and National Harm Reduction Forums.

•Leading on harm reduction initiatives with staff.

•Linking in with other providers in the district i.e. Street Scene, Pharmacy-based Needle Exchanges

The Ideal Candidate Essential Requirements:

Proven verbal and written communications that can be modified to different situations

Collaborative team working skills

Adaptable and resilient to work in a changing and challenging environment

Ability to deliver against agreed goals, targets and outcomes.

Substance Use knowledge

Evidence that demonstrates DANOS competence

Recovery caseload management of both high volumes and complex nature

Able to deliver client interventions in a person- centred way

Demonstrable skills and knowledge in assessing risk presented by clients to themselves and others

Harm reduction, suicide and self-harm awareness

Wide and flexible range of client interventions

Management of incidents of a violent or aggressive nature

Management of stock

Ability to manage the Pharmacy SLA’s

About us Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision - and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don''t just offer you a job - we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it''s not about the money. But that doesn''t mean we don''t reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from

Investors in People

28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays

Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans

Competitive pension and life assurance schemes

Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support

Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance

Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Turning Point

Attached documents

Supplementary Role Profile Needle Exchange.pdf


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