Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Independent Nurse Prescriber

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join the Greenwich ADHD team, and lead on a service development initiative. The Greenwich ADHD team is part of an integrated neurodevelopmental team (INDT) that provides specialist services to children and young people with ADHD and ASD. The team see children aged 5-18 who have a Greenwich GP. The team provide child centred specialist assessment, diagnosis and ongoing medication management for children and young people with ADHD.

The post holder will work as a member of the Greenwich ADHD team contributing to assessment, diagnosis and ongoing management of children and young people with ADHD. You will be responsible for leading on the development, and evaluation, of a new process for managing children and young people on the shared care caseload. You will work with GP's to review children on medication, supporting shared care arrangements. You will be able to work autonomously, reviewing and independently prescribing medication. You will be responsible for providing supervision to nurses within the team and supporting the team manager in the operational running of the service. You will liaise with schools and parents, providing advice and support. You will also liaise with colleagues in health, education, social care and the voluntary sector.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead on the development of a new process for children and young people on the shared care caseload, working autonomously across service boundaries, to improve shared care arrangements with GP's.
  • To undertake reviews of young people on medication for ADHD.
  • To independently, monitor, and prescribe medication, for ADHD.
  • To supervise Nurses in the team.
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner with an understanding of own limitations and recognition of when to seek support.
  • To contribute to overall service delivery and development as required.
  • To offer joint work and specialist advice to other members of the ADHD team.
  • To implement appropriate training packages for parents and carers in conjunction with colleagues.
  • To provide training and consultations in specialist areas to other professionals within the trust and to outside agencies, e.g. Local Authority such as schools and voluntary sector.
  • To support the operational management of the team, deputising when required.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team consists of Clinical Nurse Specialists, a Consultant Psychiatrist, an Advanced Pharmacist and Healthcare Assistants. It is led by a Principal Clinical Psychologist. As part of an integrated neurodevelopmental team we work closely with the Community Paediatric, CAMHS and IND-ASD teams.

This friendly and welcoming team promotes an inclusive culture in line with the Trust values : We're kind, We're fair, We listen, We care. We are a busy and innovative team with a strong focus on quality improvement.

Hours of work will be predominantly 09.00 17.00 with flexibility to work between the hours of 08.00 18.00 occasionally to meet the needs of the service. Operational management is provided by the Team Leader for the ADHD team and professional management is provided by CAMHS.

A detailed job description has been uploaded to the documents section and the main responsibilities of the job have already been outlined in main duties of the job section above.

Person Specification



  • RSCN or RN (child) Diploma / degree level Or Registered Mental Health nurse plus further specialist training to Masters equivalent.
  • Registered with the NMC as a prescriber
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of professional development in ADHD diagnosis and management.


  • Formal training in leadership and / or service design.



  • At least 5 years post registration experience in a mental health or Paediatric setting.
  • At least two years clinical experience in working with children and young people with ADHD, including prescribing and monitoring medication.


  • Experience of management and supervision of staff desirable.



  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate awareness of MDT functioning
  • Ability to work autonomously but recognise own limits and seek support re supervision as appropriate
  • Ability to collate and interpret data to inform service development through audit, research and QI projects.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to work with others and manage conflict.
  • Good leadership skills and able to negotiate, persuade and influence across service boundaries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Highpoint House

Shooters Hill


SE18 3RZ

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