ADHD Clinician

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Do you have an interest and passion for ADHD? If so this job is for you!

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who has a keen interest in working with adults who have ADHD. You will be part of a community team assessing and diagnosing ADHD, alongside this you will provide support and reviews for adults with ADHD on the team caseload and work closely with the lead ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

The usual hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, however we advocate flexible working with the use of remote platforms.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Main duties of the job

  • Work as a key member of the MDT to assess and diagnose ADHD in adults.
  • Support the ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner with treatment and medication reviews.
  • Ensure the pathway of care is followed for all patients who are diagnosed with ADHD and receiving treatment within the team.
  • To support the ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner to conduct necessary assessments, reviews and interventions.
  • Liaise closely with our primary care partners / GP's to ensure Shared Care is in place for the purposes of medication prescribing.
  • To maintain patient safety, in collaboration with patients, carers and families.
  • To maintain professional standards of care at all times.
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient.
  • Provide clinical advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other disciplines.
  • Undertake risk assessments and devise care plans which are person centred and co-produced
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards and offering a consistent approach to people open within the team.
  • Support the team to deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient conditions.
  • Additional contact details: Rachel Sheppard - ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner - rachel.sheppard7@nhs.net


About us

Durham City East CMHT covers the picturesque Durham City. We have accessible car parking on site that is free for all staff.

The Durham Community Service is delivered in partnership with Durham County Council, we are a fully integrated team between health and social care.

Working for Tees, Esk & Wear Valley comes with a variety of staff benefits including the opportunity for us to consider more flexible ways of working, a lease car scheme, continuous development, and training opportunities.

In return the successful candidate can expect the following:
  • Support with settling into the team and developing into the role.
  • A commitment to supporting you to remain up to date with your practice and develop skills through formal and informal training.
  • Regular management, clinical and caseload supervision.
  • Warm, friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Colleagues who are committed to the psychological and physical wellbeing of staff in the team.


Job description Job responsibilities

  • Work as a key member of the MDT to assess and diagnose ADHD in adults.
  • Support the ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner with treatment and medication reviews.
  • Ensure the pathway of care is followed for all patients who are diagnosed with ADHD and receiving treatment within the team.
  • To support the ADHD Advanced Nurse Practitioner to conduct necessary assessments, reviews and interventions.
  • Liaise closely with our primary care partners / GP's to ensure Shared Care is in place for the purposes of medication prescribing.
  • To maintain patient safety, in collaboration with patients, carers and families.
  • To maintain professional standards of care at all times.
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient.
  • Provide clinical advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other disciplines.
  • Undertake risk assessments and devise care plans which are person centred and co-produced
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards and offering a consistent approach to people open within the team.
  • Support the team to deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Desirable
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
Desirable
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment
  • Experience of working with adults or children who have a diagnosis of ADHD
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental


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