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Senior Nurse with Non-Medical Prescribing NMP Responsibility

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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The New Forest CAMHS team are seeking an experienced Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist for 30 hours per week (WTE 0.8) with an opportunity to increase hours if desired across the wider service.

Your role will be to provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to children and young people with complex mental health needs and those who have been referred for ADHD assessments and those open for medication monitoring within ADHD clinic. You will be expected lead on the development of the ADHD clinic and supervise junior staff to carrying out physical observations and reviews, and will work closely with our psychiatry colleagues.

In addition to your specialist NMP role, you will support the work of the wider team by contributing to the duty clinician rota, offering initial assessments, and there will be opportunities to facilitate groups and/or hold a small caseload for care coordination.

As a senior clinician, you will support the development of junior staff and students through supervision and acting as a practice assessor or supervisor.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Main duties of the job

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

Previous CAMHS experience, with excellent communication, engagement and assessment skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and responsiveness ensuring safe, timely, and effective care for children & young people and their families. If you enjoy working intensively with young people who present with a variety of different mental health and social needs, and you can manage complex cases and systems, we would welcome your application.

About us

Specialist CAMHS provides children and young people across Hampshire with targeted, evidenced based mental health treatment as well as pathways for neurodevelopmental diagnoses.

Hampshire CAMHS values the contributions that nursing colleagues bring and has a well-established nursing structure and strategy. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place so that staff are able to practice safely and effectively. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supportive of clinicians' professional development and provides access to quality training opportunities.

There is a strong network of 12 NMP within Hampshire. As well as specialist NMP supervision, there are frequent NMP peer support meetings, as well as quarterly CPD with medical and pharmacy colleagues.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full information about the role please consult the detailed job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Essential Criteria Essential
  • 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)
  • 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

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