Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber in Chelmsford - CV-Library

Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber in Chelmsford - CV-Library

Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber in Chelmsford - CV-Library

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Chelmsford, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
14 days ago

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Job Description

Band 7 Non Medical Prescriber
Location: HMP Chelmsford
Salary: £43,742 per annum
The Forward Trust are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders. We deliver treatment and recovery support – in prisons and in the community – which helps people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. At The Forward Trust we believe that all people who are addicted to or misusing substances should have access to support, which is effective in protecting their health, and motivating them to take steps towards their own recovery. Over 25 years of pursuing this mission, we have been successful in moving thousands of drug dependent offenders away from a lifestyle revolving around crime, and drug or alcohol dependence.
We believe and are committed to providing opportunities to all people including those with ‘Lived Experience’ we encourage applications from all background including those in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, have experience of previous offending or homelessness.
What you will be doing
The Band 7 Nurse and Non-Medical Prescriber will contribute to and be responsible for ensuring the most effective and best use of staff and resources. The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery and monitoring of high standards of nursing care and responsible for nurturing the culture of continued learning and service development ensuring patients are assessed and admitted into the service according to their clinical needs, in accordance relevant clinical protocol and policies providing up-to-date evidence-based practice. The post holder needs to be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of security and safety consistent with working within a custodial framework. The post holder will also have responsibility to implement and monitor comprehensive assessments for those patients admitted to the service with substance misuse issues ensuring improved access throughout this prison population for all patients in need of a substance misuse treatment/psychosocial programmes and ensuring continuity of care when discharged back into the community in line with local and national guidelines.
You will manage a specialist substance misuse prescribing service, offering nursing advice regarding substance misuse related issues to nursing colleagues in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for patient referred to this specialist service. This includes advice on treatment options including the full array of substitute prescribing, dispensing of medication including controlled drugs, and managing all aspects of clinical safety.
You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Forward Trust. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.
There will be occasions when the post holder will be expected to cover for the SMS Manager in his/her absence.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate is driven to provide high-quality clinical assessment and treatment to substance dependent users. You are driven to deliver high standards of nursing care and interventions and demonstrate leadership qualities. You have a flexible and can-do approach to work, invested in providing great care to our clients.
* Ability to provide and co-ordinate clinical and management supervision with good organisational skills.
* Good IT skills with experience of using case management systems i.e. SystemOne and Microsoft Word and Excell
* Experience and understanding of the substance misuse sector.
* 5 years post-registration experience .
* 2 years in Substance Misuse at minimum band 6 level
* Experience of working within prison/secure setting.
What we offer
* NMC Pin paid
* Revalidation Appraisal online portfolio including a journal subscription
* 6 days of CPD per year
* Mentorship opportunities
* Retention interviews
* Support with your revalidation
* Training opportunities and career development
* Season Ticket Loan Scheme
* Cycle to work scheme
* 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
* Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
* Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
* Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
To Apply
If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for the Forward Trust, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.
*We reserve the right to close applications early


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