Non- Medical Prescriber - Band 7

Job type Permanent
Salary £44,503 per year
Reference 165131

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 7 Non- Medical Prescriber to work based in Eastchurch.

The salary for this permanent Non- Medical Prescriber job is £44,503 per annum.


  • Provide non-medical prescribing for clients with substance dependence
  • Ensure management of complex clients, providing advice and guidance on prescribing issues to a team of practitioners, as well as other colleagues and agencies concerned with substance misuse
  • Be responsible for ensuring effective and best use of the nursing provision and all clinical resources
  • Ensure you and your team provide high standards of nursing care through on-going clinical assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment for drug and alcohol users
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability to safely deliver the service needs
  • Manage sensitive information empathically
  • Sharing and discussing a patient’s changing condition or needs with other relevant professionals
  • Lead on inter-professional and multidisciplinary working with the aim of ensuring continuity of care
  • Continuously evaluate, develop, and implement improvements for clinical and psychosocial service delivery
  • Participate and support staff in the safe management of high risk areas and carry out risk assessments
  • Handling hazardous material and body fluids
  • Promote the health and well-being of patients, supporting their often complex needs to maintain their optimum level of physical and psychological health
  • Manage and support the delivery of bio-psychological and clinical care planning
  • Ensuring that needs assessments and treatment plans are reviewed and maintained in line with NMC and local guidelines
  • Ensure the 6 ‘C’s are embedded in your clinical practise and the practise of your junior staff
  • Ensure that all aspects of professional behaviour and standards are practised in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct at all times
  • Accountable for medicine management; ensuring all correct procedures are followed for the prescribing, administration and dispensing of controlled drugs
  • Undertake responsibility for maintaining accurate monitoring of all medicine management through regular audits, ensuring all recommendations are implemented
  • Participate in continuous professional development opportunities ensuring requirements of revalidation are met
  • Ensure professional development and updating of knowledge to meet PREP requirements of the NMC
  • Provide teaching, education and support to staff and patients in all aspects of substance misuse such as, substance misuse awareness, relapse prevention, blood borne viruses and tolerance/risk or overdose
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning to enhance evidence based and best practice for all staff
  • Drive the development and implementation of service improvement initiatives
  • Manage staff in accordance with Forward policies and NMC guidance, supporting them through monthly clinical supervision and quarterly reviews
  • Ensure that any concerns around behaviour, quality of work, work relations or attendance are addressed effectively

Requirements of the Non- Medical Prescriber:

  • Active NMC Registration
  • Demonstrate leadership and undertake managerial responsibilities
  • Extensive and up to date knowledge of the legal requirements and regulations that govern controlled drugs and the substance misuse provision within a secure environment
  • Have extensive knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Department of Health Drug Misuse and Dependence UK Guidelines on Clinical Management and all other relevant policy and research updates
  • Expert in all aspects of clinical practice for substance misuse; acting as specialist resource and support to colleagues
  • Post-registration substance misuse experience
  • Experience working in Substance Misuse Services at a Band 6 level
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary staff
  • Evidence of personal development since entering the NMC register
  • Knowledge of the safe storage and administration of medication
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care and act accordingly if concerns present themselves
  • Ability and knowledge to carry out assessments, including risk assessment and management
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate patient records within the standards required locally, the Forward Trust and NMC
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure
  • Understand the different roles within a multidisciplinary team and be able to work effectively within this
  • Leadership skills (motivating, use of initiative, change management)
  • Experience working within a recovery model
  • Ability to lead and develop a service
  • Ability to lead and facilitate decision-making processes
  • Organisational skills
  • Understanding of relapse prevention model
  • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies
  • Knowledge and ability to comply with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge and an awareness of health issues related to Substance Misuse
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to travel to other sites
  • Committed approach to continuous professional development and the revalidation process
  • Dignified and holistic approach to care
  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Ability to provide and coordinate clinical and management supervision
  • Working knowledge of SystemOne
  • Critical Analysis and Research Skills
  • Familiarity with Blood Borne Viruses
  • Proactivity – Quick thinking with a high level use of initiative
  • Resilience – Solves problems, takes learning on board from mistakes to aid personal and professional growth
  • Adaptability – Can work in fast-paced changing environments


This Non- Medical Prescriber job is advertised by Sadiq Rahman; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.