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Independent Prescriber

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

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CBT therapist, Adult mental health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a well established community mental health team for older people. The independent prescriber role is a new post within the team so the successful candidate will be encouraged to work alongside medics and other leaders to develop the post and share ideas on how it is structured.

The Team includes an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist and a trainee advanced clinical practitioner. These medical colleagues will provide the successful candidate with the clinical supervision and support they will need to embed them into the team and build confidence in the role.

The team also includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists Psychologists, Support workers and admin staff. We are a close team and very supportive of each other and to new staff who join us. We work hard but also prioritise staff wellbeing and psychological safety.

We welcome staff who share our ethos of providing high quality mental health care to our patients and their carers whilst also taking care of our team members.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an qualified RMN/RNMH with experience of working in a Community Health service for Older People and who has NMP qualification.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Medical Team including Consultant Psychiatrist and our Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

The role will involve working in clinic to review patients and their current treatment and to prescribe medication within the scope of practice.

The role may also involve visiting people in their own homes or in Care Homes to carry out medical reviews.

The post will include a leadership role and the candidate will work closely with other leaders in the team to develop quality improvement and to deliver training and advice to other clinicians within the team.

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
  • Qualified Mental health Nurse
  • Qualified NMP
  • Experience of working in a Nurse Prescriber Role
Skills Essential
  • UK Drivers Licence and access to a car
  • Good IT skills
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in community mental health
  • Experience of leadership and working in a leadership team

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