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Senior Nurse Practitioner with Non-Medical Prescribing

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Fareham & Gosport Community CAMHS is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Band 7 practitioner to take on a senior role within our team.

Are you a registered nurse and NMP with leadership skills and a passion for working with young people and families? Or you might be an experienced neurodevelopmental nurse working with children and young people with ADHD, looking to further develop your skills and train as an NMP?

Your role will be to provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions, to children and young people who have been referred in for an ADHD assessment and those open to the teams ADHD clinic. You will work within the ADHD clinic, including the carrying out of physical observations, and will work closely with psychiatry and non-medical prescribing colleagues in the team.

You will work collaboratively with an identified Consultant Psychiatrist and have access to Trust wide NMP Forum to support with CPD.

In addition to your specialist NMP role, you will support the work of the wider team by contributing to Duty cover as well as offering initial assessments to people referred to the service. As a senior clinician, you will support the development of more junior staff, and contribute to the wider leadership of the team.

With opportunities for teaching in this specialist area and contributing to service development initiatives, for those who are passionate about improving service user experience and raising the profile in this field this is an excellent opportunity.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within a care group participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans, Delivering With, Delivering Well and discharge planning.

For full information please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent Supplementary/Independent Non-Medical Prescribing Module (level 3)


  • Lived Experience of mental health issues



  • Experience of supervising staff and students Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals Able to effectively manage risk Able to manage, delegate and contribute to service development, including leading clinical discussions, consultations, undertake audit and job plan Supervise junior clinicians both professionally and clinically Develop and deliver training to staff, students, professionals and agencies Participate in staff selection and recruitment, and performance management where required Demonstrate Trust values Show excellent team working

Additional Criteria


  • To provide supervision for Nursing staff including clinical, and professionalTo develop training sessions for staff, students, professionals and agenciesParticipate in staff recruitment and selection, absence management and other staff related issues.Awareness of service operational policyAuthorised signatoryAble to manage distressing or emotional situations involving staff and patients as they ariseAble to manage and deal with complaints, incidents, SUIs as per Trust Policy

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Osborn Centre

Osborn Road



PO16 7ES

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