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Non-Medical Prescriber

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Non-Medical Prescriber to join the specialist substance and alcohol treatment service Derbyshire Recovery Partnership for a six month secondment. This post will be based in the Chesterfield treatment service.

The post-holder will be accountable for pharmacological interventions with substance misuse service clients, and delivering specialist assessments of need to identify healthcare priorities in relation to Opiate Substitution Therapy.

The post-holder will be supported by a specialist addictions psychiatrist and experienced non-medical prescribers who are all based in the same location.

Please seek approval from your employer/line manager before making a secondment application

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescriber role will deliver prescribing interventions for Opiate Substitution Therapy.

The Specialist Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribers are responsible for undertaking initial prescribing assessments (and then ongoing monitoring and prescribing) for clients who have been referred requiring pharmacological intervention.

The role requires the delivery of individualised prescribing interventions based on the Specialist Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescriber's assessment (or that of another medical prescriber in case of transfer) and will have the responsibility of ensuring that all prescribing (including controlled drugs) is undertaken in line with DHcFT prescribing policies.

About us

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership is a fast-paced and diverse service.

Our partnership approach provides our service users with a holistic service including pharmacological interventions, physical and mental health interventions, psychosocial interventions and connections with community based recovery projects.

Our teams work closely together to support our service users and each other. The ethos of the service is to reduce the harm that drugs and alcohol can cause and to support our service users to make positive changes in their lifestyle.

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The purpose of the role is to deliver specialist pharmacological interventions under Guidance of a Clinical Management Plan for drug users requiring medical intervention for dependence.

The Specialist Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescriber acts as an advanced autonomous practitioner, demonstrating a high level of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct, evidenced-based patient care. Post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing professional and clinical support in the care of patients with diagnosed drug dependency.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
  • Teaching, Supervision or management qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to complete assessments
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Knowledge relating to drug and alcohol related conditions
  • Ability to assess risk and manage difficult situations
Membership of professional body Essential
  • NMC membership

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