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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Non - Medical Prescriber - Band 6 or Band 5 trainee post rising to Band 6 on successful completion of NMP course

Who We Are:

IDART is a Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership multi-disciplinary community-based team which provides seamless support for individuals with drug and/or alcohol Issues.


The philosophy of care for IDART:

IDART believes that by providing a range of evidence-based treatments and interventions, targeted at a person’s specific and unique needs, will enable them to make informed and realistic decision regarding their Drug & Alcohol use.


The aim of IDART:

  • To stop or reduce the intake of either Drug and Alcohol and prevent further harm, to either an individual, family member or community;
  • To identify carers and offer support;
  • To ensure harm reduction is offered to each individual at the point of contact;
  • To create a Recovery Oriented System of Care that all can experience a positive experience;
  • The service works on the basis of recovery which can be defined as an individual process;
  • To reduce the number of non-fatal overdoses and Drug related deaths.


The Opportunity 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Substance Misuse Service based in Perth City but covering Perth and Kinross for a band 6 NMP or training post initially at Band 5 but rising to a Band 6 on successful completion of the Non-Medical Prescribing course at level 11.


At Interview you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility and skills for acceptance and successful completion of training at Level 11.


The post holder will work as an independent practitioner; have knowledge, skills and competence to manage individual patient consultations within a legal and ethical framework and within agreed boundaries and protocols in line with clinical governance and professional accountability.


Our Service is committed to supporting ongoing personal and professional development as essential in providing a quality service and we can support this through CPD workshops, appraisals and in-service training. This post provides the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including multi-disciplinary working, service development, quality improvement and leadership experience.


What We Love to See 

  • Patient focused with a flexible problem-solving attitude 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, and with other departments 
  • High attention to detail in all aspects of your work 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and confidently at all levels (both verbally and in writing) 
  • Ability to organise, prioritise own workload and to meet strict deadlines 
  • Ability to implement, and ensure compliance with company policies & procedures 
  • Team Player


Benefits Which Matter 

As a valued employee of NHS Tayside, you can enjoy an extensive range of benefits including:

  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Annual incremental salary progression (up to the maximum of the salary band) plus annual NHS salary scale review
  • Annual Leave - 27 Days increasing in line with service plus public holidays
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Working with eclectic individuals
  • Open, honest and fun environment  - where the leadership style is affiliative and coaching


Come and check us out!

Why not come along to our open day come and visit the team - see where we work and ask any questions - we would love to meet you.  If you would like to come to come along to our open day – please call Anne Henderson 01738 564261

Informal enquiries to: Anne Henderson anne.Henderson3@nhs.scot.

Hours of work are: 37.5 hours, per week

The Base for the post will be discussed at interview.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.