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Band 7 Non-Medical Prescriber - SIAS

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chelmsley Wood, Solihull
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS) to recruit one Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP). SIAS is an NHS-led partnership of four agencies (BSMHFT, Aquarius, Welcome and Changes UK) that provides care for both young people and adults who are experiencing problems with drugs, alcohol or gambling in the Solihull area. The partnership was awarded a new treatment contract in 2018 that will potentially run until 2027, and has won a host of local and national awards.

In conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist (Dr Ed Day), junior doctors, and the existing NMP, the appointee will be expected to deliver a high-quality evidence-based service that both reduces harm and promotes and facilitates recovery.

Main duties of the job

The NMP will manage a caseload of patients receiving Opiate Substitution Treatment, prescribing capacity for the drug and alcohol detoxification service, and relevant prescribing input to the physical health service. The job will provide plenty of variety, an opportunity to use high level clinical and leadership skills, and opportunities for continuing professional development, including involvement in local and national research projects.

We are looking for competent individual capable of high quality clinical practice who has the leadership capability to drive the service forward effectively for the benefit of our service users. You will be expected to provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate to maximise the effectiveness of the service.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification NMP Essential
  • Must be an independent prescriber

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