Lead Independent Prescriber

Location:         Devon (base negotiable)

Hours:             Full time, 35 hours per week

Salary:             £43,430 – £48,733 per annum depending on experience

Contract:         Permanent

We’re inviting applications for the permanent role of (Nurse/Pharmacist) Lead Independent Prescriber to enhance our busy, dynamic and innovative team in Devon. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly rewarding sector with some truly inspirational service users and colleagues.

As our Lead Independent Prescriber you will be the professional lead for the nurses within our Devon service. This role reports to our Clinical Services Director and you will be responsible for all professional nursing issues, encouraging innovation and creativity and ensuring the highest standards of corporate and clinical governance are maintained.

There are excellent opportunities for professional development through access to CPD, networked peer groups, regular clinical supervision, and fully supported appraisal and revalidation structures. Further opportunities also exist for clinicians to influence practice in their areas of interest and expertise. We support flexible working including new digital working arrangements where it offers improvements in the care of our service users.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced registered professional who has worked within substance misuse services, including working as an Independent Prescriber as training of Independent Prescribers within our service will be a key element of the role.

The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running and bring creativity to help streamline and improve our clinical offering. We need a confident leader who will be able to deputise in the Clinical Services Director’s absence.

This role will need to maintain a good level of knowledge around legal regulatory and compliance standards, to ensure the service is adhering to CQC standards and we remain compliant. As such, you’ll have demonstrable experience of achieving excellent patient safety and satisfaction across the board.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We provide a welcoming, accessible, flexible and outward-looking service, supporting people to build healthy lifestyles, healthy relationships, healthy families and healthy communities. Our model is an integrated one where clinicians and non-clinicians work closely together to provide a holistic package of care and the service works closely with other organisations across the system to better support people with complex lives. Our clinical service delivery includes opioid substitute therapy, detoxification from drugs and alcohol, blood borne virus interventions and nurse-led health care.

What we can offer

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 with length of service)
  • Spot salary system offering you the chance to progress annually
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Training and development opportunities

How to apply

If you would like further information or an informal conversation regarding this role please contact Paloma Kiley, Clinical Services Director by calling 07525 888 300 or e-mailing palomakiley@edp.org.uk

To apply, please download a Candidate Information Pack, Equal Ops Form and EDP Application Form

Candidate Information Pack

EDP Application Form

Equal Ops Form

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 19th April 2021.

Remote interviews to be held 28th April 2021.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 34.21 on your application.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

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