Vacancies

We currently have 3 vacancies at our clinic!  For further details and informal visits, please contact Dr Polly Branney on 01865 744144 or polly@oxfordadhdcentre.co.uk.

Independent Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with an interest in neurodevelopmental conditions (ASD/ADHD)

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre are seeking an enthusiastic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our friendly, established team. Our multidisciplinary team is constantly growing and currently includes 10 Clinical (or Educational) Psychologists, 5 consultants in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions, specialist nurses, an Assistant Psychologist, a Neurophysiologist expert in sleeping disorders, 4 adult Psychiatrists, autism coaches and a specialist teacher. All of our staff are experienced in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions and most have held or still hold senior posts in specialist NHS services alongside their independent practice at our Centre.

We carry out ADHD and Autism assessments across the lifespan and also provide medication follow-up appointments and general psychiatric services. Our Clinical Psychologists are able to offer evidence-based psychological interventions, and we also offer post-diagnostic support to patients and their families, including specialist parenting groups. All of our children’s assessments are multidisciplinary, as recommended by NICE guidelines and involve two clinicians, usually a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Paediatrician and a Clinical or Educational Psychologist. A comprehensive cognitive assessment is included as part of all of our children’s assessments and school information and screening questionnaires are obtained in advance in order to ensure that we have multisource feedback about the child’s difficulties.

We have carried out over 200 ADHD and Autism assessments commissioned by the NHS and are in the process of taking on a further contract in the New Year. The Centre is CQC approved and we hold regular training sessions for our staff, including ADOS reliability sessions. We are also actively involved in teaching and training colleagues and schools. We have availability for a full-time consultant but will consider part-time or job share applications. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of neurodevelopmental conditions but further training may also be arranged.

Applicants should have Full Registration with the GMC, hold membership with the MRCPsych UK or equivalent postgraduate qualification and hold a valid licence to practise. They should be on the Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or be within 6 months of completing CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Independent Consultant Adult Psychiatrist with a special interest in ADHD 

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre are seeking an enthusiastic Psychiatrist to join our friendly, established team, conveniently located on the outskirts of Oxford. Since opening the Centre in 2016, demand for our high-quality services has increased through reputation and we are currently working our way through an NHS contract with Oxford Health to deliver adult ADHD assessments and initiation and stabilisation of medication. This is in addition to our private work, which involves carrying out ASD and ADHD assessments across the lifespan, medication and therapeutic support. The Centre is run by Dr Polly Branney, who previously worked as an NHS GP for 20 years before developing a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions. She is an expert panel member for NICE and was on the committee for updating the NICE ADHD guidelines in 2018. She is also an Executive Board member of UKAP (the UK ADHD Partnership) and contributes towards educating and promoting awareness of ADHD to allied professionals.

Our multidisciplinary team is constantly growing and all of our staff are experienced in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions. Most have held or still hold senior posts in specialist NHS services alongside their independent practice at our Centre.

The Centre is CQC approved and we are also actively involved in teaching and training colleagues and schools.

The post is available on a sub-contractor basis for 1-2 days a week and will involve adult ADHD assessments, new patient appointments and medication follow-ups. Rates are available on request.

Applicants should have Full Registration with the GMC, hold membership with the MRCPsych UK or equivalent postgraduate qualification and hold a valid licence to practise. Training or relevant experience in working with patients with ADHD is required.

Independent Non-Medical Prescriber with an interest in neurodevelopmental conditions (ASD/ADHD) in Oxford

Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre are seeking an enthusiastic Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP) to join our friendly, established team, conveniently located on the outskirts of Oxford. Since opening the Centre in 2016, demand for our high-quality services has increased through reputation and we now have close contacts with GPs and a number of renowned independent schools, receiving referrals for children from all over the world. The Centre is run by Dr Polly Branney, who previously worked as an NHS GP for 20 years before developing a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions. She is an expert panel member for NICE and was on the committee for updating the NICE ADHD guidelines in 2018. She is also an Executive Board member of UKAP (the UK ADHD Partnership) and contributes towards educating and promoting awareness of ADHD to allied professionals.

Our multidisciplinary team is constantly growing and currently includes 10 Clinical (or Educational) Psychologists, 5 consultants in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions, an Assistant Psychologist, a Neurophysiologist expert in sleeping disorders, 4 adult Psychiatrists, autism coaches and a specialist teacher. All of our staff are experienced in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions and most have held or still hold senior posts in specialist NHS services alongside their independent practice at our Centre.

We carry out ADHD and Autism assessments across the lifespan and also provide medication follow-up appointments and general psychiatric services. Our Clinical Psychologists are able to offer evidence-based psychological interventions, and we also offer post-diagnostic support to patients and their families, including specialist parenting groups. All of our children’s assessments are multidisciplinary, as recommended by NICE guidelines and involve two clinicians, usually a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Paediatrician and a Clinical or Educational Psychologist. A comprehensive cognitive assessment is included as part of all of our children’s assessments and school information and screening questionnaires are obtained in advance in order to ensure that we have multisource feedback about the child’s difficulties.

We have carried out over 200 children’s ADHD and Autism assessments commissioned by the NHS and are currently working our way through an NHS contract for adult ADHD assessments. The Centre is CQC approved and we hold regular training sessions for our staff, including ADOS reliability sessions. We are also actively involved in teaching and training colleagues and schools.

The post is for full-time hours but we are happy to consider part-time or job share applications. Knowledge and experience of neurodevelopmental conditions is desirable but further training can be arranged. Supervision and support will also be provided.

The post holder/s will work within our multi-disciplinary team and conduct ADHD medication clinics for children and adults. You will need to provide advice and support to GPs, other relevant professionals and service users and carers on ADHD medications and respond to parents’ queries by email or telephone. If required, further training can be provided in order to contribute towards children’s ADHD and ASD assessments and adult’s assessments, as well as therapeutic work for children and parenting support.

The post holder/s will need to have a qualification as a Non-Medical Prescriber and ideally, have experience and specialist knowledge of ADHD medications (although further training can be arranged). They will be undertaking independent prescribing practice, working alongside our consultants.

Hours: Full time Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (part-time hours negotiable). Occasionally you may be required to work on a Saturday in place of a week day.

Salary: £38,000.00 – £43,000.00 per year

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications: A Registered Nurse (RMN, RGN or RNLD) qualification and Qualified Non-Medical Prescriber (V300)

License: NMC registration

Knowledge and experience: 

Neurodevelopmental experience is desirable but further training can be arranged.

Experience of working as part of a team, but carrying out medication reviews and prescribing independently.

Expert clinical assessment skills and experience of working in line with NICE Guidance.

Knowledge and appropriate training in Safeguarding and risk management.

The ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive records of all consultations and treatment.

Experience of report/letter writing to a high level of competence.

Skills and attributes

Good communication skills.

Excellent organisational skills.

Ability to work to deadlines required.

Ability to manage difficult/challenging clinical situations.

Friendly and approachable.

An understanding of the needs and difficulties of children, young people and their families living with neurodevelopmental conditions.

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