Mendip Community mental health Service are a progressive team who would like to further enhance their SMI offer through the recruitment of a non-medical prescriber SMI clinic lead. This is a role for a qualified non-medical prescriber; however we will also consider applications from candidates with the right experience who are enrolled but have yet to complete their non-medical prescriber training.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the facilitation of the CMHS clinics including clozapine, depot, and wellbeing. This will include clinical oversight and leadership for clinic staff including Band 6 nurses as well as clinical support staff. This post-holder will undertake monitoring and follow-ups. The post-holder, working within the CMHS, will increase timely access to medications and allow for increased frequency of monitoring and medicines optimisation.
Main duties of the job
Working as an independent prescriber, this post-holder will work with the CMHS management team develop and embed the clinical nurse specialist role within the CMHS. It is envisaged that this will include leading and prescribing in both clozapine and depot clinics as well as a stand-alone nurse prescribing clinic which may include initiation and ongoing monitoring of psychotropic medications (including annual reviews) and smoking cessation. Other nursing and support staff will continue to be involved in the clinics.
In addition, this post-holder would be regularly involved in CMHS assessments where there is a medication/diagnostic issue to allow for immediate prescribing at the point of assessment, or medication advice to the GP.
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!
Job description Job responsibilities
See detailed job description for an over view of the main responsibilities of this exciting and innovative post.
Please note once we have received a sufficient number of applications, this post may close sooner than the advertised date.
Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
- Professional care qualification that supports NMP qualification/progression onto NMP qualification.
- Professional qualification for non-medical prescribing or active participation to obtain non-medical prescribing qualification [this position is dependent on holding or obtaining a non-medical prescribing qualification-[NMP Qualification is an essential requirement].
- Significant specialist post qualification experience in the field of severe mental illness.
- Service development/ project work
- Clinical supervision training
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