Pharmacist Prescriber

    Dec 5, 2018
    HMP Leicester, United Kingdom
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    Job Salary
    £37,500 - £40,000
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    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse Prescriber or Pharmacist Prescriber to join Turning Point's Substance Misuse Services in HMP Leicester. You will join an integrated clinical and psychosocial team within the prison and benefit from the experience and development opportunities of being part of a wider substance misuse clinical team operating across the prison and community within Leicestershire.



    Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or a qualified Pharmacist and already a qualified independent prescriber, you will need to be confident managing all aspects of prescribing for opiates and managing alcohol detoxifications.


    You will prescribe for service users within HMP Leicester who are in receipt of opiate substitute medication, ensuring robust clinical review and oversight. Additionally you will undertake first night prescribing for opiates and alcohol detoxification for service users entering HMP Leicester, always with the support of on-call Doctor Support. Additionally you may play a role in the dispensing of substance misuse medications within the prison in situations where you are not the prescriber.

    Alongside your prescribing colleagues and prescribing Clinical Services Manager, you will support the learning and clinical oversight of the Recovery Workers, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants within the prison. A fortnightly prescribers meeting with all 11 prescribers across the prison and community will also support your learning and continuous professional development.

    Experience Requirements

    As an employee you will have access to RCNi to assist with revalidation, indemnity insurance and support from the Clinical Services Manager (Nurse), Clinical Lead (Consultant Psychiatrist) and Turning Point's National Chief Pharmacist.

    Your hours of work can be flexible and discussed at interview, but you will need to be available to work up to 3 late shifts (up to approximately 8.30pm) to ensure first night prescribing coverage. Your hours of work could be spread over 3, 4 or 5 days to suit the service and yourself. Part time hours would be considered. Opportunities for paid overtime are also available. (paid at GBP 100 for a first night prescribing session of around 2 hours).