The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.
As a Smoke Free Pregnancy Officer you will be part of a friendly and dynamic team offering a home visit service to pregnant women in order to support them to quit smoking.
Our philosophy is to support, encourage and enable people to go smoke free, with no judgements and no lectures, so you’ll need to be at ease with talking to people from a range of ages and backgrounds, and have the ability to provide them with the support and encouragement they need.
You will develop key working relationships with pregnant women, midwives and/or Health Visitors, ensuring a holistic package of care to support wellbeing and to empower mothers to quit smoking.
You will ensure:
- 100% of pregnant women referred to the Stop Smoking Service are offered a home visit
- All home visits include the 7 week Smoke Free programme
- Provision of NRT products where appropriate
- To seek the opportunity for further family quits
- To endeavour to support 50% of women referred to take up the service
- Follow up post-natally at 26 and 52 weeks
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. We’ve got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent
We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
We’ve signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we’ll pay is £10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we’re delivering our pledge to be the best employer
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we’re reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We’ll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathwayswill help you achieve your aspirations
The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.
Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.
We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.
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All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place virtually on the 14th March 2023.
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Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.