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Nurse Prescriber (Non-Medical) - Incentives apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Horsham\/ Haywards Heath, England
£41,659 - £47,672 pro rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

An exciting and innovative opportunity has arisen in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Memory Assessment services operating in North West Sussex. We are looking for a Non-Medical Nurse Prescriber to support the further development of our multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively with other agencies to ensure the best outcomes for people using the service.

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the timely assessment of patients referred with undiagnosed and diagnosed conditions. The post holder will work across community and clinic settings, completing specialist mental health assessments, delivering diagnosis and developing pharmacological treatment plans, as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with national guidance and Trust policy.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of £4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

We want our patients to receive the best possible care, so we are looking for people with the right attitude and values; someone who is passionate about providing high quality, person centred care to people living with dementia and their family and friend carers; someone who is caring, compassionate and a good communicator.

As a Non- Medical Nurse Prescriber in our service you will work as an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team, where you will have support through an allocated Consultant Psychiatrist as your clinical supervisor and training opportunities to enable your own continued professional development and revalidation.

Working for our organisation

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a Non-Medical Nurse prescriber, the post holder will be responsible and accountable for the timely assessment of patients referred to the service with undiagnosed and diagnosed conditions.

The post holder will lead and manage a prescribing and clinic service in collaboration with the Consultant Psychiatrists in the team.

The post holder will ensure that patients receive appropriate investigation, intervention and treatment with minimal avoidable delays, whilst ensuring the quality and experience of care.

To be responsible for completing specialist mental health assessments and developing pharmacological treatment plans as an autonomous practitioner and to monitor interventions, ensuring compliance in accordance national guidance and Trust policy.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health)
  • Educated to degree level or ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge
  • Evidence of post registration qualification as nurse independent/supplementary prescriber, recorded by NMC
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Substantial experience of working in mental health services
  • Ability to assess and implement a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Skilled in risk management
  • Proficient in multi-agency working
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work autonomously and manage a complex caseload
  • Evidence of providing clinical supervision

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



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