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CAHMS Nurse Prescriber

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for experienced Nurse prescribers to support the Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS Team, the post holders must have completed the V300 Non-Medical Prescribing Course and be registered with the NMC.

The successful candidates will work in an autonomous role supporting the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of young people on behalf of the Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS service. There will be good access to supervision and advice from medical and non-medical colleagues to provide a safe professional framework in which to practice.

Main duties of the job

The role involves a combination of community and clinic-based working to support a caseload of young people. A distinct benefit of the role is the opportunity to develop an enduring, collaborative and strong therapeutic relationship with young people and families.

The successful candidates will provide guidance and resources for partner agencies such as the local authority and schools to ensure there is a robust and holistic package of support around the young people under their care.

The risk management aspects of this role can be unpredictable and the successful candidate will need to be accomplished at risk and time management to promote patient safety.

About us

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide treatment to a caseload of complex cases depending on role within the team.

Ensure that appropriate systems are in place and in accordance with local policy

Facilitate the effective assessment, diagnosing, care planning, prescribing and review of children and young people referred to the specialist CAMHS service.

Generating prescriptions for children and young people using appropriate prescribing formularies and monitoring and reviewing thereafter regarding the effectiveness, continued appropriateness and safety of the prescribing intervention.

To provide and coordinate medication management clinics which would include appropriate physical health checks and monitoring. To provide line management and coordination of other staff who may be required to work in these clinics. Reporting of remedial action in situation of adverse drug reactions via yellow card and incident form.

Provide accurate and timely performance data on service activity as required

Link regularly with other agencies to facilitate effective communication between NMP clinics and the MDT Teams to ensure a quality service is maintained

In partnership with the Team Manager actively contribute to the programme of quality assurance and take the lead in the absence of the Lead Prescriber.

To assist the Team Manager in maintaining up to date statistics on the teams performance to ensure that Performance Indicator targets are achieved and accurate data is compiled

To be supportive of the multi-professional team and encourage effective team working, implementing and maintaining high professional standards within and outside the team

Responsible for the supervision and appraisal of staff members of the team

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification in Nursing, Pharmacy or Occupational Therapy
  • Non-medical prescriber (V300)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development - mentoring qualification
  • Dual qualified
  • Advanced history taking and diagnostics
Experience Essential
  • Professional experience in the field of Children's mental health or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience at Band 6 in the community.
  • Experience as an NMP
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of key Children and Young People's Health & Social Care issues and statutory requirements (particularly Medicines related)
Key Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Good communicator with competent presentation skills. Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of people at all levels

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