Non-Medical Nurse Prescriber
The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a range of ongoing benefits to our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.
KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our Trust values:
- Respect - We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
- Openness - Work in a collaborative, transparent way.
- Accountability - We are professional and responsible for our actions.
- Working together - We work together to make a difference for our service users.
- Innovation - We find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services.
- Excellence - We listen and learn to continually improve our knowledge and ways of working.
An exciting opportunity has been created for a Nurse Non-Medical Prescriber working in a full time position within our Swale Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
You will be expected to provide assessment and treatment, including the prescribing of medications. The role will focus on working in the outpatient clinics working alongside the Consultant Psychiatrists, reviewing and adjusting medication as part of the prescribing practice through the use of the clinical management plan. You will be expected to provide advice to GPs, patients and other professionals on the use of mental health medications.
The post holder will ideally be an experienced Non-medical Prescriber with specialist knowledge, however applications from newly qualified prescribers with substantial mental health experience will be considered.
Main duties of the job
Work as an autonomous prescriber utilising medication and diagnostic skills to provide and prescribe care and treatment
Support education and development of other staff in medicines management and evidence based use of medicines
Perform medication reviews for patients attending the clinics across the
POD’s and as agreed across the locality with a minimum of 20 appointments each week
To be the lead HCP for a maximum of 40 clients (on standard care pathway
Undertake a full holistic assessment (with a focus on physical health
improvement), liaising and referring to other agencies and professionals as
necessary. Undertake reviews of medicines and promote patient choice and
Develop and use diagnostic skills, initiate investigation, prescribing care
and treatment as appropriate
Provide expert clinical advice and work collaboratively with other health
professionals and agencies within the Directorate
Independently prescribe medication within a defined scope of practice
Working for our organisation
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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.
- 1st Level Nurse RMN
- BSc(Hons) Nurse Practitioner or equivalent
- Non Medical Prescribing Course
- 5 years Band 6 or above
- Medicine management
- Experience of working either in Community, Primary Care or A&E
- Experience of undertaking comprehensive assessment of clients with undifferentiated diagnosis
- Experience of Research and Development and Audit
- Supply and administration of medicines under Patient Group Directions, Supplementary and if agreed, Independent prescribing.
Knowledge, Skills & Ability
- Broad understanding of multi- professional roles within primary and community services
- Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
- Demonstrate leadership characteristics and work well within a team
- Able to demonstrate sound clinical decision making under pressure
- Assessment and management of acute mental illnesses or relapse, prescribing and providing treatment to minimize the impact of the illness.
- Family, Carer’s and Children’s Interventions and Planning
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexible and adaptable
- Ability to travel within the UK on an occasional basis and locally on a more regular basis
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Sarah Hodge
- Job title
- Locality Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07919 298 115