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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/03/2021.

Non-Medical Prescriber/Nurse Prescriber

Job Reference: 383-ACC-667-20-D

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Ripley Resource Centre, Ripley
£38,890 - £44,503 pa, pro-rata

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? 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’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

Amber Valley CMHT Adults of Working Age

Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

Amber Valley Community Mental Health Team adults of working age are looking for an enthusiastic Band 7 Community Psychiatric Nurses with a recorded prescribing qualification to join their busy and friendly teams; based at Ripley Resource Centre on a Permanent Contract, working predominantly within out-patients.

The team operates Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding bank holidays.

This is an exciting role with opportunities for development, as it becomes increasingly embedded within the team.

The work will involve assessing, treating and supporting adults with mental ill-health who live predominantly in the Amber Valley locality.

You will need to have the ability to travel across a specified geographical area.

You will need to have recent relevant experience of working with adults who experience on-going mental ill-health, preferably in a community setting.

The applicant will also have recent prescribing experience with this client group.

This post will suit an enthusiastic, driven, motivated and flexible NMP with experience of independent prescribing and preferably experience of working as a CPN in a clinical setting.

Arrangements for Consultant support and prescribing supervision will be in place.

The post holder will be required to engage in CPD including a mix of self-directed learning and mentored practice supported by internally and externally taught training.

As a practitioner, you will assess patients who present with urgent but not life-threatening illness and injury, plan their care, administer treatment on site and complete discharge supported by the Team Consultant Psychiatrist and CMHT colleagues where required.

Where on-site treatment is not appropriate you will refer to other healthcare professionals / external agencies.

This is a very supportive team and you will be encouraged to continue your professional development with the help of regular supervision and access to training opportunities.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff.

We will consider applications to work flexibly.

For further information, please contact:

Jon Scattergood, Area Service Manager, 07917 461176,


Kerry Zyngiel , Area Service Manager, 0300 1233375

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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DBS Check
The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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