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Non-Medical Prescriber Trainee

Job Reference: 449-CS993

Solent NHS Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

JOB TITLE:CAMHS Non-Medical Prescriber Trainee


BASE:Horizon Building, CAMHS, Southampton

RELOCATION:Relocation expenses can be offered to successful candidates who meet the criteria as set out in the trust policy.

A few words from a member of the team -
'CAMHS consists of a friendly team, supportive management, great career progression, huge job satisfaction. No two days are the same, which means its never boring! I never dread coming into work, I plan to stay at CAMHS for a long time.'


In Solent NHS Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) west we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Non-medical Independent Prescriber trainee to join our growing Nurse-led ADHD pathway.

Solent CAMHS west is a well-established multidisciplinary team that works with children and young people from 5 to 18 years who present with complex and enduring mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Over the past year our ADHD Pathway has been under transformation both within our team and across Southampton city. We are looking for a clinician with a professional qualification relevant to CAMHS e.g. registered nurse, pharmacist etc. who has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders and is motivated to undertake a post registration training/qualification in Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing. Candidates will be enthusiastic and motivated to work within the team to continue to build on recent service developments, have an interest in research and evidence-based practice and enjoy being a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will work within the ADHD pathway, conducting Neurodevelopmental assessments, provide consultation at multidisciplinary panels and work alongside Non- Medical Nurse Prescribers to undertake medication review clinics as well as providing support to the wider CAMHS team.

Support and supervision will be provided through out training and we have an established medical supervision group and extensive clinical supervision groups that can be accessed throughout training and post qualifying.

Having experience of working in a CAMHS setting would be advantageous although not essential as supervision/support for those from Adult Mental Health background will be given. Being committed to delivering high quality services for children, young people and their families is essential.

For more information on the post, please contact Laura Nisbet Lead Nurse ADHD on either 02381 030061 or


Dame Rachel De’Souza, Childrens Commissioner of England, stated “Children are the least likely to be affected by the virus but they have taken the worst hit” and at Solent NHS Trust we are investing in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at a time when our children and young people need us most. We are committed to being responsive and forward thinking in our response to COVID and as part of our Trust wide reset plan we are recruiting to a number of new posts to expand our CAMH Services as they work to meet increasing impact of COVID on children’s and young people mental health. This is an exciting time to join our dedicated and supportive team as we recruit to a number of positions across nursing, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and more. We look forward to hearing from you.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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