Substance Use Death Reviewer GW

Posted 17 February by NHS National Services Scotland

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*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager. The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and resilient professional to work with Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Drug Partnerships across Forth Valley. This post will play a crucial role in supporting a preventative population health approach to reduce suicide and substance use deaths in Forth Valley, recognising that prevention is everyone’s business.The purpose of the posts isto investigate and learn from adverse events, drug deaths and suicide reviews.

Working across a range of Forth Valley Community Planning Partnerships, the post holder will be expected to support senior managers, clinicians, social care staff and Third sector organisations in order to bring about a reduction in suicides and substance use deaths. The post holder will work as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team the postholder will support the development of prevention strategies.

Applications are invited from health and social care professionals with active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professionals Council. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and experience of delivering high quality person–centred care, and will have knowledge service improvement, within a complex multi-disciplinary setting. The successful candidate will have significant post registration experience of specialised assessment and evidence-based interventions to determine health and care needs for individuals who have mental health, learning disabilities and substance use issues. The ability to lead and co-ordinate the investigatory work in a multi-disciplinary manner is essential.

You will be expected to work Monday to Friday but with occasional flexibility expected in line with service needs.

Informal enquires to Ross Cheape, Service Development Manager and Clinical Director, email: Tel

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note this is an indicative AFC Band 7, pending evaluation.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office on if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview

Reference: 42042682

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