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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Non-Medical Prescriber - Derby City CRHT

Job Reference: 383-ACA-2206-21-A

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Non-Medical Prescribing
Albany House, Kingsway Hospital, Derby
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an NMP with post registration experience (normally equating to three years) to join the Derby City Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

Your main base will be Albany House, Kingsway.

The Derby City Crisis Team is a large team consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, Service Manager, Clinical Lead, Lead Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Engagement Workers and administration staff. They work closely with Neighbourhood Teams based in the city and county.

This well-established, multi-disciplinary team offers a high quality assessment and home treatment service as an alternative to psychiatric hospital admission, to individuals experiencing acute mental health crisis.

Working in partnership with clients, families and existing service providers, the team offers a range of interventions and approaches aimed at emphasising hope and optimism, and developing personal strengths to help achieve recovery.

The CRHTT remit brings us into contact with clients with a range of mental health, social, psychological and situational difficulties within the diverse population of Derby City.

As a service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will be a good communicator and demonstrate respect and dignity.

We work with inclusion and diversity focusing on strengths.

We Act as Gate Keepers to psychiatric hospital admission and have the philosophy of a “hospital at home” vision.

We work with patients with complex mental health needs and offer treatment in the least restrictive environment.

We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families.

The post holder will work on a 24/7 rota to support the co-ordination of 136 assessments working with other outside agencies such as the police and social care, to ensure that least restrictive options are available for patients under assessment of section 136.

Risk assessment and formulation skills are essential together with experience of working with people with severe mental illness.

The applicant must hold a relevant Mental Health professional qualification with post registration experience (normally equating to three years) and applied knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions such as CBT, Solution Focussed Therapy is desirable.

The crisis and home treatment team is a 24 hour service working across a 7 day week, 365 days per year and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a 24 hour rota, including nights.

This post, as an independent Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) is working in partnership with service users and the rest of the team, ensuring that a full assessment and risk assessment is undertaken, including clear documentation of medications discussed, their effects and risks. This is to allow diagnosis and safe prescribing within the specified scope of practice.

The successful candidate will be working within the biopsychosocial model to ensure all that treatment options are discussed with the service user including potential side-effects to medication(s) and to ensure that record keeping is both up to date and accurate; adhering to Trust, NMC, good practice guidelines and to work within the Trust Medicines Code and the NMP Framework. Also, to adhere to agreed levels of supervision for prescribing with a Designated Medical Prescriber (DMP)/Medical Supervisor and other Independent Prescriber, in line with the Trust NMP Framework.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure CPD is maintained in line with the Trust NMP Framework.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner in line with national, local and professional requirements and guidelines for prescribing and to seek support as required from line manager, DMP or Trust Lead for NMP.

For further information interested parties should contact Kate Hollingworth, Service Manager, 01332 623700.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff.

We will consider applications to work flexibly.

Please see attached link 'A Team on a Mission' to watch a video of what it is like to be part of our fabulous and dedicated Crisis Teams.


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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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