Non Medical Prescriber - Oxford
Oxford Health NHS Trust
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If you are considering applying for a B7 Non Medical Prescribing role, then we have an exciting opportunity within the Oxford Health Trust.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the NDC(Neurodevelopmental Conditions) Service, where we have a reputation for being creative, innovative, forward thinking, dynamic and research led.
As a service we work closely with Oxford University to lead on research opportunities. With the support of NHS England the NDC service are currently developing a new diagnostic ASD Adolescent assessment tool. The project will continue for another year to complete phase 2, which will include data analysis of the tool and working towards publication.
The wellbeing of our Administrative and Clinical staff is top of our agenda; we have an active Wellbeing Team and regular opportunities for staff support. We have a strong ethos of collaboration, shared reflection and team working.
The role of the Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) is to provide expert specialist practice and ensure the delivery of effective evidence based clinical practice. Under supervision, the NMP will lead the care of a complex case load of young people and provide an independent prescribing service for young people in line with Trust policy and supported through a Governance framework.
Main duties of the job
Some of the key duties will be to:
- Work with a dynamic and inspirational non medical prescribing team.
- Hold responsibility for a caseload of Children and young people, offering independent prescribing and medication monitoring .
- Supporting the development of the ADHD treatment offer in the team
- Attending supervision with the NMP team and medic team
- Provide expert specialist practice and ensure the delivery of treatment is evidence based.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.
Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible
Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team"
Our values are:"Caring, safe and excellent"
At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health First Aiders
- Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
- Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
The Oxford NDC CAMHS Service covers a diverse catchment area, that is both rural and urban. Our main office sits on the Slade site in Oxford, which is conveniently situated 1 mile from the A34 and 5 miles from the M40. Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to live, whether you are looking for outdoor adventures that could include walking along the River Thames path, joining one of the many watersport clubs, walking/cycling across the Ridgeway, enjoying a coffee in Henley on Thames, enjoying the shopping and social experience of the newly built Westgate Centre in Oxford or taking advantage of all the history that Oxford City has to offer. Oxfordshire is perfectly situated 1 hour from Birmingham, 1 hour from London and only 1 hour from the coast.
The role will include the following responsibilities and you will be expected to carry out non-medical prescribing supported through Governance framework and in adherence to agreed policy.
- Maintain relevant clinical and pharmaceutical knowledge, critically appraise, and apply information in practice.
- Consult with patients, diagnose, and generate treatment options and follow- up plans, where applicable, within clinical management plans.
- Prescribe safely and effectively, acknowledging own limitations and scope of practice.
- Work within Trust and local policies that guide prescribing practice.
- Participate in, and use National Prescribing Centre competency framework, to undertake regular audit and review, of prescribing practice and medicines management.
- Access continuing professional development opportunities relating to Non-Medical prescribing role.
- Understand the mode of action and pharmacology of medicines and how these medications are altered e.g., by age, renal or hepatic impairment and how this affects dosage.
- Ensure routine monitoring of physical health of children and young people (e.g., height, weight, BP) and liaise with other professionals as appropriate, including making referrals and/or request further tests.
- Assess risk and benefits to the child or young person of taking or not taking medication, considering the potential for unwanted affects e.g., allergies, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions and contra indications.
- Support the duty function of the service as required.
- Undertake annual audit of prescribing practices
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).