Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Non-Medical Prescriber – Band 7/8a

CAMHS Professionals are currently recruiting for a full-time locum CAMHS Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Non-Medical Prescriber specialising in CAMHS and ADHD for 8-12 months.


About the position: 
This position will be working within the NHS.

This role includes:

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with a potential early onset of psychosis diagnosis.
  • Clinically assess patient needs with the use of evidence based assessment tools and plan clinical care accordingly.
  • Ensure all patients have an active, up to date Care and Treatment Plan (CTP) and implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with varying needs which will include prescribing medication if required.
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions.
  • Prioritise health problems and liaise with other agencies if appropriate.
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care.
  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualified RMN
  • Independent Nurse prescribing qualification
  • Experience within CAMHS and ADHD
  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Management of patients with complex needs and psychosis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will have excellent clinical skills, experience of multi-agency working and delivering family-based interventions, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently and autonomously.
    to conduct comprehensive assessments of children, young people and their families
  • To be able to offer interventions from at least two approaches, e.g. behavioural, systemic, psycho-dynamic etc.
  • Ability to work with families who may be aggressive, hostile or emotional.
  • Enthusiasm and creative ability to expand on initiatives in the primary mental health team.
  • To accept and work with a diverse range of families in a non-discriminatory way.
  • To have confidence and ability to inspire others and use own initiative in the development of the primary mental health service.
  • To hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
CAMHS Professionals
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Non-Medical Prescriber – Band 7/8a

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