Mental Health Nurse Prescriber

Bristol, United Kingdom
£38017- £42792 per annum
Friday, 11 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 4 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Students' Health Service
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £38017- £42792 per annum
Closing date for applications 04-Nov-2019

A new role has been created at the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional to deliver a high quality service within a dynamic and rewarding environment.  You should be an experienced Mental Health Nurse Prescriber, ideally with experience or knowledge relevant to working with the student age group. 

The post holder will be tasked with supporting the work of the multi-disciplinary team at Student Health by conducting reviews of patients with identified risk, prescribing duties and providing psychiatric nursing input within a primary care setting. The post holder will act as an independent nurse practitioner, demonstrating a high level of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct evidenced based patient care. The role will also involve working alongside the in-house clinical psychologists to support their work with students with complex mental health issues, such as self-harm, suicide risk and diagnoses of personality disorder.

Experience of working in a university or similar type of setting would be desired but is not essential. Prior experience with therapeutic approaches like Therapeutic Group facilitation, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or Mentalisation based therapy would also be an advantage.  Applicants should be enthusiastic about working with young people, work well in a multidisciplinary environment and be confident to work with risk issues.

This role is comparable to a Band 7 Independent Nurse Prescriber post within the NHS, so the post holder will be expected to work autonomously in their individual clinical duties but will also work collaboratively with the Student Health Service Team in delivering care. Line management will be provided by the practice’s nursing manager with regular psychological supervision provided by the lead clinical psychologist. There will be further opportunities for further training and professional development.

We are a close and friendly primary care practice clinical team that includes GPs, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and other allied professionals at an award winning University health service. We would encourage a visit to the practice to meet the team prior to application.

Application close date: 04/11/2019

Interview day anticipated: Thursday 21/11/2019

For further information regarding the advertised role, or the service, please contact Dr Jo Temple (Director of Student Health) at:                 
01173302720  (working days Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri)

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.