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CAMHS Recovery Non-Medical Prescriber

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Non-Medical Prescriber within the CAMHS City Recovery Team.

The post holder will provide holistic assessment of young people experiencing ongoing mental health needs, manage risks associated with this and prescribe accordingly.

The team is a multi-disciplinary one, inclusive of Band 5 & 6 Practitioners, Consultant Psychiatrists & Trainee ACP.

The post holder will work alongside the Team Manager and Consultant Psychiatrists, the Trainee ACPs and with the Care Co-ordinators embedded in the team.

The post holder will support the management of medication across the City Recovery Team, in conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrists.

The CAMHS Service is able to offer a robust induction to prescribing within CAMHS and support any training needs the Non-Medical Prescriber may have in order to fulfil the role.

The CAMHS NMPs benefit from joining the wider trusts NMP forum, can access peer supervision from NMPs across Children's Services and benefit from being part of the wider CAMHS service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be able to provide senior knowledge and experience within the team and take a senior position in the MDT to formulate & implement care plans and consider prescribing options.

Provide clinical leadership and prescribing in complex situations that require diplomacy, negotiation skills, and sound clinical judgement and to include assessment of risk, risk mitigation and a holistic assessment of needs.

As well as this, you will also be required to provide direct support to more junior members of the team and act as a senior member of the service area.

You will undertake delegated responsibilities, ensuring systems are in place to effectively manage resources and you must be able to work in conjunction with senior leaders within the CAMHS Leadership Structure to challenge existing practice and initiate improvement in services to meet the needs of Children and Young People (CYP) and achieve corporate and national objectives. Maintaining a CYP-IAPT compliant service.

You will provide highly specialist clinical input to the team, delivering practice within best evidence and to the highest possible standard as well as working alongside NMPs across the service to ensure evidence-based service delivery is being coordinated as per local & Trust policy & procedure.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.
  • To offer robust case management and mental health support to those children and young people presenting in a mental health crisis.
  • To regularly use and record outcome measures clinically relevant to each patient.
  • To offer a crisis support contribution for young people with serious mental health issues as an alternative to an inpatient admission.
  • To develop care pathways and sign post young people to appropriate mental health services.
  • To undertake measurement and evaluation of own and others work through the use of evidence based practice, audits and outcome measures, both individually and in co-operation with others.
  • To have a good understanding of Recovery and Resilience principles. To promote and support independent living for service users in the community by maintaining extensive knowledge and links with the community resources and actively supporting service users and families to use them.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated workload of specialised patients, and to organise this effectively. You will offer expert assessment of psychological, social problems and as an independent prescriber have an in-depth expert knowledge of the physical problems related to the medicines used in treatment.
  • There will be a clinical leadership responsibility, within the teams staffing infrastructure. With responsibility and accountability to ensure communication is shared with the Team Manager.
  • To formulate and deliver individual treatment programs based on a sound knowledge of evidenced based practice and treatment options, using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills in relation to the non medical prescribing qualification.
  • You will be proactively involved in service delivery and as an independent prescriber be a contributor to service redesign/developments.
  • You will identify the safest treatment options including pharmacological treatment and as indicated prescribe these having reached concordance with the patient and following liaison with the patients GP/Consultant.
  • You will maintain your competence (knowledge and skills) to be able to offer the most appropriate medication including being aware of its mode of action, being able to identify potential side-effects of treatment, being able to monitor its effectiveness and carry out any other requirements regarding the medication of choice i.e. physical tests.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical information to form an accurate assessment and prognosis across a wide range of conditions, to recommend the best course of intervention, and to support others to do the same. Evaluating patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programs if necessary. To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date records/documentation through a paper and/or computerised system in line with agreed standards.
  • To communicate assessment and treatment results to appropriate disciplines verbally or in the form of reports and letters, this will include representing the service or patient at multi-disciplinary team meetings where patient care, patient progress and discharge may be discussed.
  • You will interpret the results and recognise if they indicate that further investigations are required or that it is safe to commence treatment.
  • To contribute to the referral and discharge criteria, and develop a system for managing own caseload, which ensures the service is delivered in an accessible way to service users, prioritising vulnerable groups and utilising administration services as available.
  • When working in the community or community settings, work as a lone practitioner where applicable and contributing to the management of clinical risk across the service.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise the individuals potential and ensure an understanding of the condition; offering education, advice & support to informal and formal carers to best support patients safely.
  • To manage resources agreed for the service, eg literature, leaflets, media presentations, weighing and measuring equipment.
  • To be able to travel the geographical area of Derby City and Southern Derbyshire to attend meetings, statutory reviews, multi-agency network meetings, client consultations and training.

Person Specification Registered with professional body Essential
  • Registration
Skills Essential
  • Significant experience of working within a mental health team
  • Experience of working within a CAMHS setting and or community setting
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in urgent care or crisis provisions
  • experience of managing young people in crisis
Qualifications Essential
  • NMP Qualifiaction

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