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Band 6 Specialist Practitioner - Bristol ADHD Team

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to work in the Specialised ADHD service which provides diagnostic and treatment service to adults who have been referred across all of Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire

This is a fixed term position covering secondment for 12 months (commencing from start date)

We are looking for an experienced Specialist Practitioner who can demonstrate a relevant professional registration (Nurse, OT, Social worker) with an interest in Adult ADHD

Main duties of the job

With the support of the clinicians in the team, the post-holder will be responsible for: assisting in the provision of a specialist assessment; consultation and treatment service to adults with ADHD and their families and/or carers; supervision and training of other mental health and partner professions as required across the Trust region; and line management of staff.

In addition to an appropriate professional qualification, applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate a genuine interest regarding this client group and ideally experience of working with people with ADHD but not essential as full training given.

We are community based and work Monday to Friday 9-5. We are based at Petherton Resource Centre but due to COVID all clinicians are now working successfully at home in the main.

Adult ADHD is poorly recognised and like autism was in the early 1990s, it is a rapidly growing phenomenon. We feel we are very fortunate in that we are at the head of a growing field of understanding and treatment of the condition, with a truly multidisciplinary, holistic approach being ideal. We design our own care protocols in line with academic and national standards, and we are allied to at least five PCTs, serving a total population of 1.6 million people.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide initial assessment to adults who have been referred for ADHD diagnosis. To conduct annual ADHD reviews. To work as part of an MDT in the management of ADHD treatment. To complete onward referrals including MARAC and safeguarding

Many of those diagnosed by the service feedback that the diagnosis is lifechanging. The team skills mix includes a social worker, clinical psychologist, mental health practitioners, speciality doctor and a consultant clinical lead. The whole team are passionate about the service user group we work with and are very proud of the service we offer.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered as a mental health practitioner with professional qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • current registration with NMC or HCPC without restriction
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex and diverse needs
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrates significant experience in the assessment and risk management of complex cases.
  • Experience of working within the criminal justice system
skills Essential
  • Experience of managing own caseload and ability to prioritise within that.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to carry out assessments requiring intense and prolonged concentration in stressful
knowledge Essential
  • Able to articulate an advanced and detailed understanding of relevant legal frameworks
  • Demonstrates a clear knowledge and understanding of the issues and Statutory processes
Personal Statement Essential
  • Works well as part of a team

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