Non-Medical Prescriber

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Ipswich/ Bury St Edmunds
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Full Time
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The ADHD team have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist/Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) initially for 9 months either as a secondment or temporary contract. The team provides dedicated service for children and young people with ADHD up to 18 years including diagnosis, medication review and working closely with paediatric and children's mental health services. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has recently completed their NMP course or a NMP who would like to work in a new clinical area. In this post you'll be supported to enhance your skills and knowledge in both prescribing and clinical aspect of neurodevelopmental practice.

This is an exciting time of Transformation of mental health services in Suffolk, creating opportunities, for services to recognise what they do well and drive change in service delivery. NSFT with the Suffolk Alliance are striving to deliver truly biopsychosocial approach. A whole system approach to achieve the ambition of the future in mind report and the transformation process which has been developed to deliver better services for young people and their families.

To ensure the young person and their families receive a tailored packages of care, we believe staff, who feel valued by their employers and are engaged, provide better outcomes for service users. Are you a dynamic RN with a NMP qualification, with the drive and passion to develop children's services we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post is countywide and focus on assessment, treatment, and reviews. It is a good opportunity for someone to develop a specialist skills, has an interest in neurodevelopmental difficulties, wants to be part of a rigorous assessment process and some innovative thinking. You would be involved in their assessment process carrying out school observations but also the possibility of completing some therapeutic work.

Provide expertise, support and advice to clinical practitioners regarding all aspects of clinical care including implementing best practise based on evidence based practice and National Guidance.

Communication is key, we are working towards a model of co-production in the midst of significant change and growth. We are therefore looking for people who can communicate in a professional manner with a wide spectrum of people to achieve the best outcome for our service users and their families/supporters.

However most importantly and in keeping with our trust values of vales of Positively, Respectfully and Together, we are looking for someone who has exceptional people skills as this role requires you to make difficult decisions whilst having to maintain professional relationships.

About us
Benefits included with this role are:-

NHS pension, a comprehensive in house & external training programmes

Career progression, starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays). staff physio service. NHS discounts and many more.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

What can we offer in return?

This post offers an opportunity to work closely with the leadership team, We have a culture of continued learning, the team which includes a variety of training, reflection, supervision, and service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

If you want to make a difference in peoples lives and change it for the better, we want you to be part of our fantastic team! Further details available on request.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Person Specification
  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous professional experience.

  • RMN or equivalent professional qualification
  • Non-Medical Independent Prescriber
  • Degree Level Qualification or equivalent or equivalent level

  • Study experience at Masters level, study at that level or clinical experience

  • Extensive experience at which has required supervision and mentorship of others
  • Extensive experience of practice within clinical area with proven track record in delivering high quality care

  • Teaching or training experience or qualification
  • Experience of implementing evidence based practice and or service improvement initiative

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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