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Non-Medical Prescriber Trainee

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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In Solent NHS Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) west we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Non-medical Independent Prescriber trainee to join our growing Nurse-led ADHD pathway.

Solent CAMHS West is a well-established multidisciplinary team that works with children and young people from 5 to 18 years who present with complex and enduring mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Over the past year our ADHD Pathway has been under transformation both within our team and across Southampton city.

The successful candidate will work within the ADHD pathway, conducting Neurodevelopmental assessments, provide consultation at multidisciplinary panels and work alongside Non- Medical Nurse Prescribers to undertake medication review clinics as well as providing support to the wider CAMHS team, including initial assessments and duty triage, as per when needs of the service arises.

Support and supervision will be provided through out training and we have an established medical supervision group and extensive clinical supervision groups that can be accessed throughout training and post qualifying.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a clinician with a professional qualification relevant to CAMHS e.g. registered nurse, pharmacist etc. who has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders and is motivated to undertake a post registration training/qualification in Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing. Candidates will be enthusiastic and motivated to work within the team to continue to build on recent service developments, have an interest in research and evidence-based practice and enjoy being a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Having experience of working in a CAMHS setting would be advantageous although not essential as supervision/support for those from Adult Mental Health background will be given. Being committed to delivering high quality services for children, young people and their families is essential.

Main duties include -

*To provide specialist assessments and interventions to children and young people accessing CAMHS West.

*To 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.

*To undertake nurse prescribing training and to work as a nurse prescriber within the CAMHS team, following this as an independent prescriber within areas of clinical competence

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 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
  • 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

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