ADHD Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for 2 suitably qualified practitioners to undertake ADHD assessments, reviews and titrations for adults and follow up appointments to service users diagnosed with ADHD across the geographical area of Sefton.

Applicants will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven track record. You will work in a highly supported environment as an active member of the multidisciplinary team. The team is a diagnostic and treatment service and an awareness of this level of service provision would be deemed a benefit.

There will be support to increase and develop knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by adults with potential ADHD in adulthood. There will an expectation to be able to demonstrate competency within this specialised area of ADHD assessment and treatment pathways. The applicant will be required to be empathetic to the needs of people post diagnosis of ADHD and have good understanding of the services that are available to 'signpost' to within the Sefton area.

You must have a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, safe, patient care.

Shortlisting is planned for: 29th June 2022

Interviews are planned for: 6th July 2022

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the Assessment and Management of casework of service users who have been referred for an assessment of possible ADHD in adulthood. This will include assessment, titration and annual monitoring of the service user through the service pathway.

Provide specialist clinical advice to Service Users/Carers, staff, statutory agencies, 3rd sector partner agencies and the public.

In collaboration with the Service User and Carer where appropriate, review and monitor treatment pathways ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt the lead professional Care Plan as necessary.

To consider Carer needs and ensure Carer and family are involved in Care Planning where appropriate.

To deliver evidenced based Clinical and Psychologically based Interventions.

The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting and maximising independence.

Coordinate Treatment Planning & Interventions and Reviews.

Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Pathway Clinical Lead and Team Manager.

To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

To incorporate a client centred philosophy into nursing practice and client centred collaborative care.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities
Qualifications Essential criteria
  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, or equivalent first level qualification
  • Mentor Training.
  • Evidence of post-registration training in clinical/ psychological interventions / skills relevant to the post.
  • Minimum two years experience post registration.
  • Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, NMC standards and other local and national initiatives.
  • Proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management / Safety Planning skills.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification or experience at Degree Level e.g. RMN, AHP, Social Worker
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development e.g. Mentorship in Practice
  • Working towards master level education
Experience Essential
  • Significant demonstrable post registration experience in mental health.
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Evidence of experience of managing cases & case loads
  • Evidence of supervising staff.
  • Ability to work autonomously across the organisation/boundaries and with other agencies
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies and service users and carers
  • Experience of audit/research and working knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Experience in change management and policy formulation.
  • Experience of using Incident Reporting Systems e.g. DATIX
  • Experience of undertaking and involvement in Serious Untoward Incident Reviews
  • Evidence of experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Being responsive and flexible, seeing change as an opportunity to improve services
  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to work within a CBU management team, be able to generate own workload and ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to build purposeful relationships with a range of both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Proven knowledge of relevant mental health legislation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ECC guidelines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to junior staff
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of professional Codes of Conduct and Staffs' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.

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