Non-Medical Prescriber & Lead Nurse - Substance Misuse

Pulse Nursing
St. Helens, England
£37898.24 - £39831.00 per annum + £5,000 bonus
20 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Alice Cartwright
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type

I am currently recruiting for an experienced RGN to join a fully integrated drug & alcohol service in St Helens, Merseyside as Non-Medical Prescriber and Lead Nurse. My client who is a national charity providing abstinence-based recovery is currently looking for an experienced Registered Nurse who has a current NMC Pin and is a qualified non-medical prescriber for this combined role. You will form part of the senior management team and lead the specialist nurses based at the service. The service prides themselves on the help they give people to improve their lives. It is a high performing service in which you can use your clinical skills to provide maximum benefit to those in your care.

The benefits of this RGN - NMP & Lead Nurse role include:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Up to £5,000 bonus
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training and induction programme
  • Half day CPD time per week to support continued professional development
  • Regular support and supervision during their probationary period and monthly supervision thereafter

Your days will be split across clinic time, emergency slots for prescribing and slots for carrying out assessments and initial diagnosis. The ideal candidate will be experienced in prescribing in a community service and understand the treatment process within substance misuse services. Ideally, they are looking for a Nurse who has a background in substance misuse, prison services or clinic/practice nursing. This isn't essential and candidates with a passion for this specialism will also be considered.

The service aims to provide person centred, recovery focused care which enhances the quality of life for the patient. As Non-Medical Prescriber (RGN), you will be competent across a range of clinical skills and have a clear understanding of both clinical and theoretical changes in your profession. The ideal candidate will play a key part of the multidisciplinary team working within your own competencies and be confident in leading a team as Lead Nurse

The successful RGN Non-Medical Prescriber/Lead Nurse will:

  • Be a first level registered Nurse (RGN)
  • Be a qualified non-medical prescriber
  • Possess an active UK nursing PIN and the legal right to work in the UK
  • Have a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services
  • Have knowledge of clinical prescribing issues
  • Possess knowledge of the issues facing alcohol misusers including appropriate medical interventions