Job summary

To work as an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber in partnership with the service user and act as lead specialist in Non-Medical Prescribing women with complex needs with particular emphasis on substance misuse.

Conducting assessments on service users, care co-ordinating, casework, are some of the core activities of the post.

Working collaboratively with the One25 colleagues and external agencies including volunteers and other teams in the locality are essential to ensure a comprehensive service is provided to the local population.

Due to the nature of the role applicants need to be Female.

Most challenging part of this role:

The job will involve working autonomously as a clinical practitioner within their Multidisciplinary team taking on substitute prescribing responsibilities for an agreed caseload and balancing these with the need for care coordination.

They must ensure that close communication and links remain with primary care providers. They must ensure that all relevant professional and organisational standards are applied to both their work and others through being a role model for junior members of the team.

Main duties of the job

To undertake comprehensive assessments of service users, both urgent and routine, including specialist assessments of clients requiring non-medical prescribing, ensuring that a full health and social needs assessment, including medical history and medication history, is undertaken and implemented where required.

To establish diagnosis and prescribe accordingly, discussing all treatment options (including non-pharmacological treatment) and potential side-effects with each service user.

To ensure that record keeping is both up to date and accurate adhering to BrisDoc

NMC and good practice guidelines, including clear documentation of medications discussed, their effects and risks. This will require the use of Emis, Theseus and other databased as appropriate (with further training)

To establish, plan and implement Clinical Management Plans (CMPs) where appropriate and review at least regularly.

To assess and review the service users progress.

To prescribe and change medications within area of speciality and competence.

To formulate, implement and evaluate individual care plans and nursing treatment plans with the involvement of all parties in the care of the service user.

To work within BrisDoc Medicines and Non-Medical Prescribing Policies.

About us

BrisDoc is a proud provider of NHS Healthcare. We have been delivering ‘patient care, by people who care’ for over twenty years.

We run an exciting range of Primary Care Services, including an Urgent Care Service, GP Practices, and the Homeless Health Service. This enables BrisDoc to offer excellent healthcare 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to over one million people across Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos.

Date posted

18 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£34,471 to £39,554 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

U0019-23-1245

Job locations

138a

Grosvenor Road

Bristol

BS2 8YA

Job description

Job responsibilities

Research

To participate in agreed research projects and to use evidence based findings to the benefit of service user care.

To participate in clinical audit in own specialist area of Non-Medical Prescribing.

Training

Provides input into developing strategies for improving nursing care.

Provides a safe and effective learning environment in mentoring and supervising colleagues nurses, participating in their learning objectives and assessments.

Management

To be aware of the current legislation and prescribing developments, which may impact on the delivery of services to service users.

To manage the prescribing needs of an agreed caseload.

To ensure that clinical standards are cascaded to staff.

To develop protocols for prescribing within ones own team setting.

To enhance the working of the team by the sharing of ones own specific professional expertise and knowledge.

To be responsible for the safe keeping of FP10s and MDAs

Have a good knowledge, and apply, current BrisDoc Policy, procedures and guidelines ensuring that junior staff work to these.

Participate in recruitment, selection, appointment and retention of appropriate grades of staff.

To manage a community caseload, acting as care co-ordinator for service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

Provide support and supervision to other team members.

To liaise with Clinical Governance, attending as required, and ensuring that clinical standards are cascaded to team.

Professional

To agree appropriate levels and participate in medical supervision with Independent Medical Prescriber in relation to prescribing practice.

To be responsible for their own development and the updating of their professional development.

To participate in Clinical Supervision in line with BrisDoc Policy.

To develop strategies for continued professional development as Non-Medical

Prescriber and Clinical Nurse Specialist, including specialist clinical supervision.

Comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council The Code, relevant legislation, procedures and policies. To attend and contribute effectively to relevant professional forums.

To participate in regular caseload management as agreed with line manager.

Undertake regular review of performance with the line manager to agree personal and service goals.

Act as a positive role model at work for colleagues in relation to personal and professional conduct and practice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Research

To participate in agreed research projects and to use evidence based findings to the benefit of service user care.

To participate in clinical audit in own specialist area of Non-Medical Prescribing.

Training

Provides input into developing strategies for improving nursing care.

Provides a safe and effective learning environment in mentoring and supervising colleagues nurses, participating in their learning objectives and assessments.

Management

To be aware of the current legislation and prescribing developments, which may impact on the delivery of services to service users.

To manage the prescribing needs of an agreed caseload.

To ensure that clinical standards are cascaded to staff.

To develop protocols for prescribing within ones own team setting.

To enhance the working of the team by the sharing of ones own specific professional expertise and knowledge.

To be responsible for the safe keeping of FP10s and MDAs

Have a good knowledge, and apply, current BrisDoc Policy, procedures and guidelines ensuring that junior staff work to these.

Participate in recruitment, selection, appointment and retention of appropriate grades of staff.

To manage a community caseload, acting as care co-ordinator for service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

Provide support and supervision to other team members.

To liaise with Clinical Governance, attending as required, and ensuring that clinical standards are cascaded to team.

Professional

To agree appropriate levels and participate in medical supervision with Independent Medical Prescriber in relation to prescribing practice.

To be responsible for their own development and the updating of their professional development.

To participate in Clinical Supervision in line with BrisDoc Policy.

To develop strategies for continued professional development as Non-Medical

Prescriber and Clinical Nurse Specialist, including specialist clinical supervision.

Comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council The Code, relevant legislation, procedures and policies. To attend and contribute effectively to relevant professional forums.

To participate in regular caseload management as agreed with line manager.

Undertake regular review of performance with the line manager to agree personal and service goals.

Act as a positive role model at work for colleagues in relation to personal and professional conduct and practice

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of initiating OST
  • Ability to offer advice and support around the physical health issues arising from substance misuse.
  • Ability to work in non-traditional/community settings
  • Ability to take an assertive approach to engaging clients in treatment
  • Ability to work with clients with a mental health issues and those with histories or childhood abuse
  • Safeguarding experience

Desirable

  • Post qualifying experience of working with substance misusers and/or homelessness
  • Experience of working with clients with a forensic history
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding homelessness

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RGN / RMN)
  • Nurse Prescriber

Desirable

  • Have a PACR or similar qualification
  • Evidence of post qualifying study in the area of substance misuse treatment
  • Any additional clinical experience
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of initiating OST
  • Ability to offer advice and support around the physical health issues arising from substance misuse.
  • Ability to work in non-traditional/community settings
  • Ability to take an assertive approach to engaging clients in treatment
  • Ability to work with clients with a mental health issues and those with histories or childhood abuse
  • Safeguarding experience

Desirable

  • Post qualifying experience of working with substance misusers and/or homelessness
  • Experience of working with clients with a forensic history
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding homelessness

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RGN / RMN)
  • Nurse Prescriber

Desirable

  • Have a PACR or similar qualification
  • Evidence of post qualifying study in the area of substance misuse treatment
  • Any additional clinical experience

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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