Hospital Liaison Worker

Applications closing date: 30/06/2024
London, United Kingdom
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Closing Date
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Greater London


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with drug and or alcohol-related issues?

Do you have the skills to work assertively with frequent attenders in hospital ?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

About the role

As a Hospital Liaison Worker, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the engagement of individuals with alcohol or drug concerns within our treatment services.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing 1:1 psychosocial intervention to repeat attending patients at on the wards and in ED, engaging them in our wider drug and alcohol treatment services in Haringey .
  • You will carry out initial screening and triage assessment for new clients, and provide crisis intervention and duty services on a rota basis.
  • Liaising with other services including mental health, primary care, disabilities, social care, and any other relevant services in response to service user needs.
  • Monitoring, reporting on, and improving outcomes across a range of measures, particularly to reduce preventable GP attendances, urgent care centre attendances, A&E attendances, hospital admissions, and ambulance call-outs for the service users in the “frequent attender” cohort.
  • Conducting hospital ward rounds to identify those with alcohol-specific needs and engage them in treatment.
  • Traveling to various locations within Haringey, to make contact and build up relationships with the hospital “frequent attenders” through regular and consistent contact episodes and motivational interviewing oriented interventions.
  • Advocating on behalf of service users in obtaining assistance with housing, benefits, mental and physical health care, and access to substance misuse treatment services at whichever tier is appropriate.
  • Assisting service users in developing strategies, which improve self-esteem, social skills, and psychological wellbeing that supports their rehabilitation from alcohol misuse.

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