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Non-Medical Prescriber

Band 7

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Coastal IDT, Walker Close
£33,222 - £43,041 gross per annum
23/12/2018 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) or person working towards this qualification, to join our busy multi-disciplinary team here at the Coastal Integrated Delivery Team, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Our Community Mental Health Team has a strong focus on recovery and aims to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery focused services that supports the individual and their carers.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering mental health care services in our community patch, serving service users from fifteen primary care surgeries in coastal East Suffolk.

The NMP post-holder will be an autonomous clinical practitioner with demonstrable, proactive clinical leadership skills. They will proactively support the psychiatrists and other clinicians in the Adult and Enhanced Community pathways of the team to triage, assess, prescribe and manage a range of related tasks.

You will be expected to manage a small caseload, proactively manage long term conditions and prescribe within their own sphere of competence. In addition the role will involve taking a lead with the Trusts Physical Health Strategy as well as supervising a small group of clinicians.  

Experience of working with patients living with severe and enduring mental health issues and with diverse needs, and a good knowledge of substance misuse will be an advantage to the team.

Excellent written and verbal skills are required and previous experience of working in mental health is desirable. You will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to NSFT.

By joining the friendly, hardworking and committed Coastal IDT you will receive ongoing training and regular monthly management and clinical supervision from psychiatrists and other professionals within the team.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held on 7th January 2019 (subject to change).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Garbett or Brendan Colton on 01473 279200

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431