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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2020.

Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber/Nurse Prescriber

Job Reference: 383-NEI-964-19-A

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dale Bank View, Swadlincote
NHS AfC: Band 7 £37,570 - £43,772 pa

A focus on recovery Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust. Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links on this advert.

DHCFT is committed to ensuring that all of its staff can work safely during the current coronavirus crisis. To assist with this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to Covid-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practise, 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 the Covid-19 national guidance.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. We encourage applications from our BME communities, our LGBT+ communities, and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to increase our diversity where we know that some communities are under-represented in parts of our workforce. Selection will be on a basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber/Nurse Prescriber

South Derbyshire and Dales CMHT

Full-Time 37.5 hours per week.

South Derbyshire and Dales Community Mental Health Team are looking for an enthusiastic Band 7 Community Psychiatric Nurses with a recorded prescribing qualification to join their busy and friendly teams based at Dale Bank View, working predominantly within out-patients. Our teams operate 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 South Derbyshire 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.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact Jon Scattergood, Area Service Manager on 07917 461176, or Vicki Baxendale Head of Nursing for Neighbourhood and Central Services 07833 402856

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

We will consider applications to work flexibly.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Jon Scattergood, Area Service Manager on 01332 623700 ext 33629

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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