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CAMHS Senior Nurse - Non-Medical Prescriber

Solent NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Senior Nurse - Non-Medical Prescriber to join our CAMHS team!

This role requires a qualified Nurse Prescriber (V300) who has experience working with children and families, and holds a current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will be working as part of the wider CAMHS team in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will work alongside other Nurse Prescribers, within a multidisciplinary team, completing specialist assessments and delivering interventions to children, young people, and their parents/carers, including pharmacological interventions as a Non-Medical Prescriber.

The CAMHS team in Portsmouth are made up of a multidisciplinary team who aim to support children in their mental health recovery at home with their families. The team is based at Falcon House, in the wider grounds of St James, which has a garden overlooked by trees, with resident squirrels, as well as the welcoming clinic rooms inside the building.

Communication Skills, written and verbal, are essential for this role. A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies. Being a team player, is essential for this role.

If this sounds like the role for you, then get in touch today!

Main duties of the job

*Maintaining own caseload and working as an independent prescriber in CAMHS. Using pharmacological interventions in accordance with NICE guidance.

*Being responsible for delivering highly specialist psychiatry in a way that is integrated with the work of other disciplines within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

*Providing expertise and highly specialist child psychiatry advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals, contributing directly to family treatment plans.

*Oversee the provision of highly specialist child psychiatry input into the placements of trainees and a range of professions

*Managing referrals and assess the needs of children and families, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions.

*Contribute a specialist child psychiatric perspective in team clinical management discussions.

*To attend Case Conferences, Core Group Meetings, TAC's and other relevant meetings as required.

*To ensure children, young people and their carers are included in planning, implementation and evaluation of care.

*To ensure that care is delivered in a person-centred manner ensuring gender, cultural and spiritual needs of service users inform practice.

*To act in accordance with legal requirements within the Mental Health Act 1983, the Children Act 1994 and other relevant legislation

*To have knowledge of and act in accordance with Portsmouth City Safeguarding Children's Board.

*To ensure that knowledge of advances in research and development are up to date.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g., Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Significant senior practitioner experience in CAMHS setting
  • Non-Medical Prescriber


  • Management or training qualification
  • Teaching Qualification



  • Post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • Supervisory skills -- caseload management and clinical supervision
  • Ability to chair and facilitate team and multi-agency meetings
  • Experience of multi professional/multi-agency working
  • Appraiser of junior staff and/or peers
  • Performance Monitoring


  • Previous experience of recruitment and high-level HR processes
  • Experience of managing change
  • Business Planning

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Falcon House

St James' Hospital, 22 Edenbridge Rd




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