Nurse Prescriber

Solent NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year
Closing date
26 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Non-Medical Prescriber/ Nurse Prescriber to join an established team of Nurse Prescribers within their developing Neurodevelopmental Pathway!

The role will be mainly based within the ADHD Pathway undertaking ADHD and Autism Assessments and medication review clinics. The post holder will offer intensive clinical input and support for the mental health needs of children and young people with ADHD, Autism and other complex mental health needs and offer support for families/carers.

The ADHD Pathway has been under review over the past year and changes put in place to deliver a new way of working that is a more responsive and efficient service for young people and their families. This is an exciting time to become part of the team and the successful candidate will be dynamic, forward thinking and expected to take on responsibilities in supporting the current changes and further developing the service.

This is a great opportunity to join our team in Solent NHS Trust Children & Families Service line to support in the delivery of high-quality children's mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessments and interventions to children and young people accessing CAMHS West. This to include pharmacological interventions as a non-medical prescriber. Participate in the 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.

To prescribe as an independent prescriber within areas of clinical competence and with regard to patients multi-disciplinary treatment and in-line with HCPC and Solent Trust prescribing policies.

To work alongside CTC's and other colleagues in CAMHS West and BRS to embed a robust and continually improving approach to children and young people presenting in mental health crisis and requiring a higher intensity care package.

To work with Southampton multi agency CAMHs Service and BRS, when children and young people require input from both services. To aid the transition between the services and provide consistency in delivery of care.

To offer assessments as part of the self-harm rota. To contribute to core CAMHS duties such as duty and providing initial assessments.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical and Professional

*To share responsibility for, and to provide, Specialist Child Psychiatric Service within Specialist CAMHS.

*To be responsible for maintaining own caseload and working as an independent prescriber in service. Using pharmacological interventions as part of wider interventions packages in accordance with NICE guidance.

*To be responsible for delivering highly specialist psychiatry in a way that is integrated with the work of other disciplines within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

*To be responsible whenever appropriate to liaise closely and integrate highly specialist child psychiatry with the work of other agencies

*To provide expertise and highly specialist child psychiatry advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals, contributing directly to family treatment plans.

*To oversee the provision of highly specialist child psychiatry input into the placements of trainees and a range of professions

*To manage referrals and to assess the needs of referred child and family, develop implement and evaluate appropriate interventions.

*To contribute to highly specialist child psychiatric perspective in team clinical management discussions.

*To attend Case Conferences, Core Group Meetings, TAC's and other relevant meetings as required.

*To ensure children, young people and their carers/significant others are included in planning implantation and evaluation of care.

*To ensure that care is delivered in a person-centred manner ensuring the gender, ethnic cultural and spiritual needs of service users inform practice.

*To act in accordance with legal requirements within the Mental Health Act 1983, the Children Act 1994 and other relevant legislation

*To have knowledge of and act in accordance with Southampton City Safeguarding Children's Board.

*To ensure that knowledge of advances in research and development are up to date.


*To communicate effectively through written notes and reports and verbal communication with all relevant personnel involved in the YP's care.

*To possess IT skills in order to effectively communicate in writing with colleagues, other professionals and families in accordance with trust policies

*To liaise and joint work with colleagues, other professionals and agencies as required

*To participate in team clinical meetings in order to share expertise, promote good practice and the safety of clients.

Knowledge, Education and Training

* Undertake clinical work, training and personal development to maintain and develop clinical and leadership skills.

*Work at all times within Professional Code of Practice for your relevant professional body, whilst maintaining current registration status.

*Participate in appraisal and objective setting process and identify and meet PDP needs.

*Seek and receive regular planned management and clinical supervision.

*To complete mandatory training as required in Solent NHS Trust.

Management and Leadership

*To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for evidence-based treatment, reviews and closing summaries and be accountable for professional actions and policies.

*To participate in the development of a high quality responsive and accessible service for children, families and carers. This may include professionally advising and managing those aspects of the service where psychiatric and/or organisational issue need addressing.

*To take responsibility for management of systemic resources available to the service for example maintaining recording equipment /cameras employed in the assessment and treatment of families. This includes the safe use of specialist equipment and materials.

*To advise and participate in appropriate professional recruitment, short listing, interviewing and providing inductions.

*To initiate projects and implement service development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g., Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Significant senior practitioner experience in CAMHS setting
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Management or training qualification
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • Supervisory skills -- caseload management and clinical supervision
  • Ability to chair and facilitate team and multi-agency meetings
  • Experience of multi professional/multi-agency working
  • Appraiser of junior staff and/or peers
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Previous experience of recruitment and high-level HR processes
  • Experience of managing change
  • Business Planning

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Solent NHS Trust
Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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