Cannabis Clinical Nurse Specialist - Sunderland

up to £45k p.a. plus benefits
06 Jan 2021
06 Mar 2021
Acute Care
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Sapphire Medical Clinics was established in 2019 to provide healthcare professionals and patients with an expert opinion on their medical condition and help determine whether medical cannabis could be an option for their treatment. As the first CQC registered clinic in the UK, we are an accelerated start-up and are seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our clinical team providing prescribing and clinical reviews for our patients.

Job Summary

To effectively assess, manage and evaluate patients with prescribed medical cannabis. To effectively assess patient’s, ensure effective treatment plans are implemented and supply of medicines are made within the protocols and policies of Sapphire, ensuring that patients receive a high standard of care. This includes providing phone and online health screening to the patients to assess for suitability for treatment in line with the Sapphire Clinics protocols.

To support patients through their journey from the initial enquiry to shared prescribing of medical cannabis from initial contact at Sapphire Clinics to queries about supply.

To provide clinical advice on the management of patients taking cannabis to other professionals. Undertaking the relevant courses and competences to independently deliver these services.

To provide therapeutic interventions and treatments for patients taking cannabis monitoring progress and patients outcomes for a range of inidcations. Prescribe and review medical cannabis as part of the shared care agreement within scope of practice and managing prescribing requests.

To provide health promotion advice, education and management options to patients including their carers, relatives and other professionals. To provide evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines and assist the team with pain management audits, research projects and quality improvement projects.  Support will be given to the post holder to undertake the necessary training and to develop a specific competency training for nurses.

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