ADHD Specialist Independent Prescriber (Adults or CAMHS)
CAMHS Professionals are currently recruiting for full-time/part-time locum Non-Medical Prescribers specialising in Adult/CAMHS ADHD.
About the position:
This position will be working within the private sector.
This role involves:
- Prescribe effective, appropriate, safe & cost-effective medications acknowledging your own limitations and scope of practice.
- Provide, as part of treatment titration, ongoing assessment, treatment and management of all patients accepted from the internal waiting list onto your own caseload.
- Provide direct clinical judgement and treatment decisions using highly developed skills and knowledge regarding clinical management of adults with ADHD.
- Exercise Independent or Supplementary prescribing rights using accepted guidelines and within clients clinical policies and the RPS Prescribing Framework.
- Ensure that the patient’s interests are fully considered within the context of their care, actively participating in ethical, shared decision making within the multi-disciplinary team approach.
- Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for decision making within the parameters and expectations of the Titration Team.
- Undertake risk assessments and review safeguarding needs alongside treatment strategies during ongoing patient care.
- Utilise up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, national and clients policies and other issues relating to ADHD and patient management.
- Access regular clinical supervision from an allocated Service Consultant Psychiatrist and within the Titration Team
- First level registered nurse, allied health professional or medical practitioner
- Independent & Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) qualification or Registered General Medical Practitioner.
- Relevant experience of ADHD treatment and management, with at least 1 year of previous working knowledge in a specialist ADHD service
- Ability to work autonomously and effectively manage own case load.
- Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of ADHD services provision
- Provide support to our Consultant Psychiatrists by taking responsibility, under their direction, for medication initiation and review.
- Monitor treatment effectiveness and potential side effects and where appropriate initiate prescribing changes within NICE Guidance (NG87), policies and agreed treatment standards.
- Make independent prescribing decisions in collaboration with the patient and keep the Consultant Psychiatrist informed during the titration process, as required, by keeping contemporaneous records in the electronic clinical record.
- Use internationally recognised and validated screening and monitoring tools, alongside Services monitoring processes to implement excellent standards of patient care and achieve stabilisation of symptoms and treatment optimisation.
- Place an emphasis on informed choice within a patient partnership approach, ensuring full information is given to the patient regarding the medications to be prescribed, following RPS Prescribing Framework standards