Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (PIP) - Herefordshire

Recruiter
Turning Point
Location
Hereford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary UP to GBP45,000
Frequency Annual
Job Reference turningp/TP/134/1471
Contract Type Permanent
Closing Date 28 February, 2021
Job Category Clinical
Business Unit Substance Misuse
Location Hereford, United Kingdom
Date posted 22 January, 2021
Contract Details Full or Part Time
Working Hours Negotiable
Job Introduction

Relocation Support Available

At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in helping people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. By providing the right support at the right time, and making sure that people can find all the help they need, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and Wales.

Our Herefordshire service is a new fully integrated adult service delivered by Turning Point from April 2021. There is a focus on partnership working throughout the service to support those in the local community who need assistance to achieve their goals. We will deliver treatment and support across the whole of Herefordshire ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to recovery in this exciting new service.

We are currently recruiting for a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber (PIP) to work in our Integrated Substance Misuse Service in our brand new whole Herefordshire integrated substance misuse recovery service. You'll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you're ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Role Responsibility

As a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber, you will be involved with prescribing Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) interventions, benzodiazepine reductions, alcohol and opioid detoxifications and relapse prevention medications. In addition you will have a proactive role in medicines optimisation work and supporting the locally commissioned community pharmacy services.

As part of the wider Clinical Team you will also provide support for health care assessments, providing Blood Borne Virus screening and vaccinations (training will be given to support your role in vaccination administration if you have not done this before) and will work closely with primary and secondary care and social care services. You'll also help to create a collaborative approach that links Turning Point ever closer to outside professionals and agencies.

You will have a real opportunity to help shape service delivery and contribute to delivering clinically excellent services.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber that will join a new team, you will need to be an excellent communicator, you'll have the ability to develop support packages that are creative, flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual.

And of course, we're looking for a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber who loves talking to people with different needs, is genuinely interested in helping them, and possesses a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision - and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job - we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

GHpC Renewal fee paid for
Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation fromInvestors in People
33 days' paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Turning Point