ADHD Nurse Prescriber - Neurodevelopmental Team CAMHS

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
District Wide
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neurodevelopmental Team at Bradford is seeking motivated and confident Nurse Prescriber/ANPs who can lead on the referral pathway for the ADHD pathway within the Neurodevelopmental Team.

The successful candidate will help to ensure that young people effectively managed during their consideration for mediation, including pre-medication checks, titration and monitoring.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personal qualities to be successful in this role we would love to hear from you. Informal conversations/virtual visits are very welcome.

Closing Date- 31st March 2023

Shortlisting Date- 3rd April 2023

Interview Date- 10th April 2023

Main duties of the job

ADHD Nurse Specialists (ANP) provide clinical risk and mental health assessment, formulation, planning and prescribing for young people diagnosed with ADHD.

To carry out physical checks prior to prescribing. Initiation and monitoring of ADHD medication, and also other medication where necessary. To work with other members of the team to manage and monitor the caseload of the ADHD medication list.

Working within the community, ADHD Nurse Specialists provide face-to-face assessments working closely with other CAMHS teams, mental health services and other agencies.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Initiation, prescribing and monitoring of ADHD medication, including heart checks, and other physical observations (blood pressure, pulse, height and weight)
  • Prescribing of other medication in relation to the needs of the client group
  • Ensure effective transition from CAMHS to adult services for ADHD medication monitoring
  • Provide evidence based clinical interventions, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of care and treatment interventions for individual patients within CAMHS.
  • Provide assessment, planning and implementation of individual packages of care and treatment.
  • Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures.
  • Prescribe medications within best practice guidance and according to NMC guidance, receiving and reviewing prescribing practice information with Prescribing Clinical lead.
  • Review medication, optimise patient concordance and reduce polypharmacy.
  • Act as the patients and relatives advocate.
  • Champion patients rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.
  • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.

Please read the attached Job description and person the specification for more details about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • o RN 1st Level.
  • o Mental Health Nurse Qualification.
  • o Current NMC Registration
  • o Evidence of continuing professional development
  • o Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • o Undertaken/working towards accredited courses which enable potential Advanced Practitioner registration
  • o Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience
  • o Clinical supervision qualification
  • o Undertaken modules that support an Advanced Nurse Practitioner qualification in mental health
  • o Leadership qualification/training
  • Post Graduate level education in psychological therapy.
Experience Essential
  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
  • Working with people/children with ADHD
  • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff.
  • Nurse prescribing.
  • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff.
  • Clinical leadership.
  • ADHD diagnosis experience

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