Independent Prescriber

Maidstone, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Full time
Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse
7 Dec 2023
31 Dec 2023

Job Description

Band 7

Main areaWest Kent DirectorateGradeBand 7ContractSecondment: 6 months HoursFull time - 37.5 hours per week Job ref380-WK079SiteAlbion PlaceTownMaidstoneSalary£43,742 - £50,056 per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing21/09/2023 23:59

The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a range of ongoing benefits to our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our Trust values:

Respect - We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.

Openness - Work in a collaborative, transparent way.

Accountability - We are professional and responsible for our actions.

Working together - We work together to make a difference for our service users.

Innovation - We find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services.

Excellence - We listen and learn to continually improve our knowledge and ways of working.


Job overview

We are pleased to advertise a 6 month secondment opportunity for an Independent Prescriber in the West Kent Primary Care Mental Health Team at Highlands House in Tunbridge Wells & Albion Place in Maidstone.

We are looking for a qualified Independent Prescriber who is a mental health nurse or pharmacist, ideally with specialist knowledge, however applications from newly qualified prescribers with substantial mental health experience will be considered.

The role will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team which comprises of Nurses, trainee ACPs, RGNs, and Admin. The Independent Prescriber will work within a defined scope of practice and to agreed clinical standards applied within the local setting.

The clinician would be expected to provide clinical assessment , formulation and treatment, including the prescribing of medications. The role will focus on working in the GP practices working alongside the GPs and trainee ACPs and supervised by Consultant Psychiatrists, reviewing and adjusting medication as part of the prescribing practice through the use of the clinical management plan. The clinician would be expected to provide advice to GPs, patients and other professionals on the use of mental health medications. The role will improve the quality of and access to health care provision and strengthen professional leadership, supporting the development and practice of junior clinicians.

Main duties of the job

Key elements of the role will be:

Work as an autonomous prescriber utilising medication and diagnostic skills to provide and prescribe care and treatment

Support education and development of other staff in medicines management and evidence-based use of medicines

Perform medication reviews for patients attending the GP practices or KMPT clinics across the locality with a minimum of 20 appointments each week

To be the lead HCP for a maximum of 40 clients (on standard care pathway only)

Undertake a full holistic assessment (with a focus on physical health improvement), liaising and referring to other agencies and professionals as necessary. Undertake reviews of medicines and promote patient choice and effective outcomes

Develop and use diagnostic skills, initiate investigation, prescribing care and treatment as appropriate

Provide expert clinical advice and work collaboratively with other health professionals and agencies within the Directorate

Independently prescribe medication within a defined scope of practice

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work a

Ref: 380-WK079

Job Details

Independent Prescriber

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Job level
Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse
Full time
7 Dec 2023
31 Dec 2023

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