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Independent Prescriber

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Independent Prescriber within our Older Adult Community Mental Health Service located in South West Kent.

Main duties of the job

The Independent Prescriber will provide expert clinical input to older people with organic and functional mental health problems. Their specialist older adult knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in supporting the team, in order to provide enhanced capacity, capability, productivity and efficiency.

The post holder will need to demonstrate strong positive leadership skills and will work in partnership with patients, their carer's and internal/external colleagues within the MDT to deliver high quality, evidence-based care. Other functions within the MDT may include a lead role relating to ensuring quality management systems are in place, overseeing medication management and safeguarding and supporting the development of student nurses.

The post will be hosted by the South West Kent Community Mental Health Services for Older People, which works across two bases, one in Sevenoaks and one in Tunbridge Wells. The team consists of Team Leaders, Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Support Workers and an Administration team.

We are committed to staff development and the post holder will receive regular management and clinical supervision. The Trust also promotes Hybrid and Flexible Working as part of this role and dependant on service need.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current NMC or GPC registration
  • Independent Prescriber (IP)
  • Management/Clinical Leadership qualification or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience at Band 6 as a Mental Health Nurse OR a minimum of 2 years' experience as a Band 7 Clinical Pharmacist in an acute or mental health hospital.
  • Experience of working in older adult mental health services
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of the needs of Older People with Mental Health Needs, acquired through formal training or practical experience.
  • Knowledge of Assessment tools for Older People with Mental Health Needs.

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