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CAMHS Highly Specialist Nurse Prescriber

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year pa inc
Closing date
23 May 2024

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This is an excellent opportunity for a Specialist Nurse Prescriber to join a well experienced multi disciplinary neurodevelopmental team. We are working closely with colleagues of the wider Bromley CAMHS team and a number of external agencies. You will be a qualified nurse with a RMN qualification, registered with the NMC and experience within a mental health setting. You will need to have a good understanding and a high level of competence with ADHD and therapeutic skills and be responsive and flexible in your approach to working with children and young people. If you think you have the personality and qualities as well as the knowledge and experience and you want to work alongside a dedicated and highly motivated team and develop your skills further to become a confident and specialist practitioner then this is the post for you. Bromley CAMHS is a friendly, busy and thriving service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. We value and encourage your continuing professional development and will support you with appropriate supervision, training and other learning opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of clients with ADHD, ASD and co-morbid disorders with a view to promoting the management of the disorder in a community setting.

Co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages/programmes for clients with ADHD/ASD and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.

Undertake supplementary non medical prescribing duties following appropriate accredited training (this being entered on the NMC register).

Mentoring and providing awareness sessions relating to supplementary nurse prescribing for nurses across the trust/directorate. To lead on developing psycho-education input for children with ADHD/ASD and their families.

Engage therapeutically with clients and their carers in a variety of settings as appropriate to the needs of the client and to be able to assess the risk of working in particular areas. To be able to plan and facilitate appropriate therapeutic intervention including group work for the specialist client group, their families and carers.

Assess and manage high risk clients and assess the risk to the client and others on an ongoing basis within the role as care co-ordinator. To effectively and appropriately communicate these risks often under difficult, highly charged and emotional circumstances to medical staff, other professionals and families involved in the care of the client.

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

Further detailed information relating to the role and responsibilities can be found in the attached supporting documentation

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Excellent working knowledge of mental health presentations in children
  • Postgraduate qualification at Masters level (level 7 postgraduate diploma or masters degree) or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of experience in therapeutic interventions relevant to specialty, i.e. nurse prescribing CBT, DBT, PSI, EFT, NLP and family interventions / group work
  • Knowledge of a range of NHS, other statutory agencies and voluntary sector providers
  • Demonstrable use of evidenced based research in clinical work


  • Doctorate or working towards
  • Nurse Prescribing Course or will work towards
  • Responsible Clinician status (or working toward)

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive experience of working within areas relevant to designated team.
  • Experience of working therapeutically with children and young people.
  • Evidence of having led service development changes.
  • Experience of research and development into practice.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues.
  • Experience of working in a nursing leadership role.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of CAMHS presentations that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.


  • Experience of contributing to the development of nursing at a local level.
  • Experience of contributing towards service development at an organisational level

Skills, Ability and Knowledge


  • Ability to work across professional and organisational boundaries internally and externally.
  • Leadership, vision, strategic thinking and planning with highly developed political skills.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that support and motivate key stakeholders to work together to ensure integrated strategy planning.
  • Ability to work under pressure, acting as a senior role model and making autonomous decisions that are often complex, involve multi-discipline and multi-agency cooperation, including decisions that are likely to be distressing to individuals and their families.


  • Led a visionary piece of work and evaluated outcomes.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust



38 Masons Hill



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