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Independent Nurse Prescriber or Pharmacist Prescriber – Leicester City (Rough Sleepers)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Please Note – A Full UK Driving License and Access to a Vehicle is an Essential Requirement.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Non-Medical Prescriber Nurse (NMP) or Pharmacist Prescriber to join Turning Point’s Leicester City CQC Outstanding rated Substance Use Services.

Running health facilities and services on a not–for–profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people.

Role Responsibility

You will join our Rough Sleepers project aimed at supporting those who sleep rough, and are at risk of sleeping rough, into drug and alcohol treatment.

Working together with a team of Rough Sleepers Recovery Workers who have a variety of lead specialisms including outreach and engagement, women, veterans, hostels and criminal justice, you will prescribe for around 250 service users in receipt of opiate substitute medication and manage community alcohol detoxes where appropriate.

In addition to running prescribing clinics, undertaking health and wellbeing assessments, you will contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings providing robust governance and supporting team learning and development. The role will also entail the delivery of both targeted and opportunistic clinical interventions which are likely to include Blood Borne Virus, Dried Blood Spot Testing, Pabrinex injections, Hepatitis B vaccinations and Buvidal injections. 

You will attend a local fortnightly prescribers meeting, one to one clinical supervision and national prescriber/clinician meetings which will also support your learning and continuous professional development.

As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the Clinical Lead (Consultant Psychiatrist), Clinical Operations Manager, Turning Point’s Head of Nursing and Head of Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Services.

The role may involve running planned clinics and delivering throughout various Leicester City locations and outreach activities within core service hours with some out of hours; therefore, the ability to work flexibly and be a car owner and travel is essential.

The Ideal Candidate

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or a qualified Pharmacist and already a qualified independent prescriber, you will need to be confident managing all aspects of prescribing for opiates and managing alcohol detoxifications.

You must have a real passion to help rough sleepers turn their lives around and an unwavering belief in the ability for individuals to make changes. You must be caring, flexible and responsive and be able to work using your own initiative and as part of a team.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • NMC or GPhC Registration Renewal fee paid for
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications.
  • 31 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days.
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance.
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security.
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone-based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family.
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us.
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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