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Trainee CAMHS Non-Medical Prescriber

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee CAMHS Non-Medical Prescriber to join our innovative and growing CAMHS Non-Medical Prescriber team, based at Falcon House within the grounds of St James' Hospital, Portsmouth on a full-time basis.

We are seeking to recruit an innovative, motivated, creative, enthusiastic, and highly organised Nurse who is keen on working with children/young people with their medication plans in line with diagnosis' such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. This is all part of our QNCC Excellent Accredited CAMHS service in Portsmouth. This is an exciting time to join the service and have real input into how Solent NHS Trust CAMHS teams develops and embeds its prescribing pathway across the Solent CAMHS organisation.

We are looking for a dedicated professional who shares our Trust's HEART values and is committed to working collaboratively as part of our Multi-Disciplinary Team delivering a high standard of patient-centred care. The successful applicant will be fully funded and supported through the V300 Supplementary and Independent Non-Medical Prescribing training program by the CAMHS Prescribing team, whilst working with the CAMHS Prescribing team.

Main duties of the job

*To provide specialist assessments and interventions to children and young people accessing CAMHS East (Portsmouth). This is to include pharmacological interventions as a non-medical prescriber.

*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. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans, and discharge planning.

*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 and with regard to patients multi-disciplinary treatment and in-line with NMC and Solent Trust prescribing policies.

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

*To work alongside Team Leads and other colleagues in CAMHS East 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.

*There is an expectation that this post holder will be able to offer flexible working hours which may include evening and weekend work.

*The post holder will be expected to take online management and clinical supervision responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g., Registered Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Significant senior practitioner experience within a mental health setting
  • V300 - Supplementary and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Management or training qualification
Experience Essential
  • 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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