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Senior Nurse Practitioner with Non-Medical Prescribing Responsibility

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The New Forest CAMHS Team is looking for a new Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist and Non-Medical Prescriber to join us!

If you are a registered nurse and NMP with leadership skills and a passion for working with young people and families, this could be the job for you.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Band 7 practitioner to take on a senior role within our team.

Specialist CAMHS is crucial in providing both assessment and targeted, evidenced-based mental health interventions for children and young people in Hampshire as well as providing pathways for neurodevelopmental diagnoses.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to oversee specialist neurodevelopmental assessments and nursing interventions, supporting the neurodevelopmental team, initiating medication and providing ongoing monitoring predominantly within the ADHD pathway..

In addition to your specialist NMP role, you will support the work of the wider team by contributing to duty cover, offering initial assessments, and (if qualified in this area) contributing to the Autism pathway.

As a senior clinician, you will support the development of more junior staff and offer clinical supervision.

About us

Hampshire CAMHS values the contributions that nursing colleagues bring and has a well-established nursing structure and strategy. Robust and supportive supervision and governance arrangements are in place so that staff are able to practice safely and effectively. The Trust is supportive of clinicians' professional development and provides access to quality training opportunities.

There is a network of NMPs within Hampshire CAMHS with a clear and supportive governance structure. As well as specialist NMP supervision, there are frequent NMP peer support and governance meetings as well as quarterly CPD meetings with medical and pharmacy colleagues.

The service prioritises staff wellbeing and we encourage our colleagues to maintain a healthy and positive work-life balance. Leadership is strong and supportive, and our ethos is toencourage people to work creatively and be innovative in their thinking to support new and different ways of working.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification when completing your application. Please ensure you reference this document thoroughly in order to be shortlisted for this position.

This post is based in the New Forest however there is an expectation that the appointed clinician be able to travel across Hampshire sites the the local geographical area as and when required.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Supplementary/Independent Non-Medical Prescribing Module (level 3)
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
  • Able to establish links with other services and professionals
  • Able to effectively manage risk
  • To have a good knowledge of service objectives and to understand performance reports and how they relate to team
  • Able to manage and delegate tasks; participate in service development; able to lead clinical discussions in team; able to undertake audit activity; able to plan staff rotas as needed
  • To provide supervision for Nursing staff including clinical, and professional; to develop training sessions for staff, students, professionals and agencies; to participate in staff recruitment and selection, absence management and other staff related issues; to understand and manage team dynamics
  • Able to use IT systems competently
  • Physically fit to undertake duties related to service area
  • Able to prioritise workload, plan and organise diary, and manage report writing, attendance at clinical meetings, supervise colleagues, assess patients
  • Able to manage distressing and emotional situations involving staff and patients, manage and deal with complaints, incidents and SIs
  • Aware of policies governing area of work, able to travel to other locations county-wide, demonstrate support for values of the Trust, team player, punctual and flexible

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