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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Non Medical Prescriber)

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a very exciting opportunity for an Independent Non- Medical Prescriber to join our busy and dynamic Neurodevelopmental Pathway for 22.5 hours per week working with Buckinghamshire CAMHS.

We are looking for an RMN/RNMH or RNLD. (RSCN with post registration psychosocial training or relevant experience in CAMHS) who already holds the Independent Non-Medical Prescriber Qualification.

As part of our CAMHS team you would see a Clinical Caseload of young people with ADHD and would be required to commence and monitor medication for them. You will also be expected to take part in assessments of young people who present with mental health difficulties who may or may not require medication. You will be a key part of our very supportive MDT and will have access to regular supervision from the Psychiatry team as well as peer support from other NMP's within the Buckinghamshire area.

The Buckinghamshire Neurodevelopmental team is developing a nurse led ADHD clinic and you would be joining a team other NMPs.

Main duties of the job

You would be offering initial assessments and review appointment s for children and young people with a diagnosis of ADHD who are exploring medication to manage their symptoms.

You would be expected to take a holistic approach to assessment and management taking into account relevant physical health, and co-morbid mental health needs and other neuro diversities.

You will titrate and stabilise medication doses and move Children and young people onto shared care agreements for ongoing prescriptions and request reviews inline with NICE guidance

You will maintain up to date risk assessments on children and young people and make timely onward referrals and signposting to services as needed.

About us

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide an independent prescribing service for young people in line with Trust policy and supported through a Governance framework. The post holder will provide expert specialist nursing practice to children and young people under 18 years and will participate in the regular review of clinical policies and guidelines within this field and implement required changes to practice. The post holder will ensure the delivery of effective evidence based clinical practice and will undertake a CPA or lead professional role for a complex caseload of young people.

See the attached Job description for more details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Independent Non-medical Prescriber
Skills Essential
  • Assessment and Risk assessment skills
  • Training in therpauetuc skills
Experinence Essential
  • Experince at Band 6
  • Experince of working with children and families
  • experience in a community setting

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