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ADHD Specialist Practitioner Development Post

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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ADHD Practitioner

Band 6 development post to a Band 7

Do you want to be part of a rapidly developing service committed to improving the lives of Children, Young People and their families?

In a period of exciting change, CAMHS are looking to recruit a Band 6 RMN/RGN to their ADHD pathway. The post will be full time. The function of the ADHD pathway is the assessment, diagnosis, initiation and titration of medication and subsequent follow-up for children and young people up to the age of 18years. The ADHD pathway works closely with both the Crisis pathway and generic CAMHS.

Main duties of the job

The role will complement our existing ADHD pathway team of a clinical lead/ an ADHD practitioner, medical practitioner and an assistant practitioner. An element of the role will be to support with supplementary prescribing on completion of the V300. Prior attainment of the 'Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber V300' would be an advantage; alternatively a willingness to undertake.

We are a busy, friendly service providing a range of treatment approaches to children and young people with moderate to severe and/or complex mental health difficulties.

We are committed to ongoing continuous professional development of our staff and as a member of our team, this would be a development post from Band 6 to Band 7 upon successful completion of Independent Nurse Prescriber Qualification.

The service operates 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

The post will sit within Chorley South Ribble CAMHS, Fylde and Wyre CAMHS, Morecambe and Lancaster CAMHS and South Cumbria CAMHS.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • First level Nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent
  • Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post
  • Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing V300
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate to clients, their families and professionals sensitive and often difficult to receive information, using various methods including verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Clinical/ Safeguarding risk assessment skills
  • Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.
Experience Essential
  • Specialist working knowledge and experience of supporting and monitoring children and young people diagnosed with ADHD
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrable knowledge/ understanding and experience in assessment of young people with complex mental health and/or complex needs such as ADHD/ASD

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