At Turning Point, we support people with substance misuse issues across the country. As a community based Non-Medial Prescriber Nurse (NMP) or Pharmacist Prescriber in our IMPACT service, you’ll make a real difference to their lives of those experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your nursing career.
Our integrated community drug and alcohol service offers support to individuals across Wiltshire. You will work within a busy prescribing service under the supervision of our Clinical Services Manager, alongside our Clinical Team and specialist Recovery Workers and Peer Mentors to improve the wellbeing of a wide range of individuals.
You will join a brand-new Rough Sleepers project aimed at supporting those who sleep rough, and are at risk of sleeping rough with co-existing substance misuse issues and complex needs.
Working together with a team of Rough Sleeper Recovery Workers who have a variety of lead specialisms including outreach and engagement, women, veterans, hostels and criminal justice, you will prescribe for 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 liver elastography, ECG’s, Dried Blood Spot Testing, (DBST) for blood borne viruses, Pabrinex and Buprenorphine prolonged-release injections and Hepatitis B vaccinations for those where clinically indicated.
You will attend prescribers meetings, 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, and support from the Clinical Lead (Consultant Psychiatrist), Clinical Services 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 Wiltshire 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
We are seeking a qualified Non-Medical Prescriber Nurse (NMP) or Pharmacist Prescriber that will join an established team in Trowbridge & Salisbury, you will need to be an excellent communicator, you'll have the ability to develop support packages that are creative, flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual. And of course, we're looking for someone who loves talking to people with different needs, is genuinely interested in helping them, and possesses a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.
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