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Adult ADHD Specialist Practitioner - Non Medical Prescriber

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Adult ADHD Specialist Practitioners - Non-Medical Prescribers. Full and part time hours available, to join our Adult ADHD clinic, based in Cambridge. The role includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adults with ADHD. You must already be a Non-Medical Prescriber to apply.

The ideal candidates will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake required clinical work including initial assessment, medication initiation, review, and annual review.
  • Maintaining a visible, professional presence that patients, carers and staff can refer to for assistance, advice and support.
  • Develop strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including the Trust Psychological Well-being Service, Children's Services, Single Point of Access, GP's & Commissioners (where appropriate).

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To conduct ADHD Diagnostic assessments for people referred to the Adult ADHD Service.
  • To practice as a supplementary/independent non-medical prescriber initiating and reviewing medication.
  • To review with service users their response to prescribed medication in accordance with the local Adult ADHD Shared Care Agreement
  • To triage/screen new referrals alongside the Team Manager
  • To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of service users, their families, and carers as appropriate.
  • Provide a high level of clinical expertise in the assessment, management, and care of people with ADHD
  • To actively participate in clinical supervision
  • Ensure good communication with other members of the team
  • To work in partnership with other Trust Services and agencies to gain the best person-centred outcomes for the service user
  • Utilise recent research findings in the advancement of best practice and in the delivery of an evidenced based service.

  • Person Specification

    Education/ Qualifications


    • Registered nurse or hold other relevant professional qualification and current registration appropriate to the job role
    • Independent and supplementary Non-medical prescriber


    • Post qualification continuing professional development
    • Management and or leadership qualification
    • UKAAN Course



    • Considerable experience as a professional working with people with mental health needs
    • Experience in conducting initial assessments, including risk assessments, of people with mental health needs
    • Experience of working as an NMP


    • Experience as a professional working with people with ADHD
    • Evidence of delivering training
    • Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups
    • Experience in audit, research, and service evaluation work

    Skills & Abilities


    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Ability to demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to successfully foster partnership working relationships.
    • Evidence of the skills required for analysis and interpretation of complex facts or situations


    • Able to demonstrate ability to manage feedback, investigation of complaints, serious incidents or similar
    • Ability to produce and present clear reports

    Knowledge & Understanding


    • Working knowledge of appropriate assessment tools.
    • Good understanding of the effects & side effects of medication


    • Sound knowledge of local safeguarding policies and procedures

    Physical Requirements


    • Ability to travel independently across the geographical area of the Trust
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    ADHD Clinic

    Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn


    CB21 5EF

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