Lead Nurse - Specialist ADHD Team

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Could you see yourself working with a flexible and dynamic team of multi-skilled professionals who work passionately and collaboratively to improve the outcomes for children and young people with a confirmed or emerging diagnosis of ADHD?

Why don't you come to our meet and greet event in person or ask for an MST link and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the vacancy. This will take place at Sinfin Health Centre on the 7th June from 12:00 - 14:00 please report to reception who will direct you to us.

The team carry case loads of children that are on medication and review in line with the NICE Guidance where possible, we also carry out assessments for ADHD. We have support advisors with in the team who support with concerns, behaviour and sleep.

We are looking for someone who wants to work and further develop their skills and knowledge in ADHD and co morbidities. Whilst previous knowledge in childhood ND conditions would be advantageous, it is not fully essential. We will provide a robust and supportive induction for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be a registered nurse with transferable experience and skills, having post registration experience. It would be desirable, but not essential, to have previously worked with school-aged children with complex needs and their families.

You will be required to contribute to the assessment pathway for the diagnosis of ADHD and supporting in the medicine's management for a defined case load of children.

You will be responsible for the management of children's medical needs in relation to their ADHD, in accordance to the NICE Guidance and local procedures.

You will have experience in managing a busy caseload / own time and be able to demonstrate you can work within time frames.

The post holder must have the flexibility to work across the City and County, this means that there will be a need to be based in a different venues daily within the geographical area covered.

About us

The team have won Children's Team of the Year award 2022. More widely you could join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

The Specialist ADHD Nursing team are a team of skilled professionals who aim to deliver a high level of services to children with an emerging or confirmed diagnosis of ADHD.

We are committed professionals with a strong work ethos and supportive nature.

We seek to appoint a dedicated, Band 6 Nurse, who must have post registration experience. Working with complex family needs and ND conditions would be seen as desirable.

Candidates must become competent in the management and review of children and young people with ADHD and taking medication and associated co- morbidities.

The post holder may be responsible for the supervision of other staff within the team, or trained to do so.

The post holder will be contributing to a comprehensive initial assessment process including carrying out the analysis of the QB test (training provided).

The role will include overseeing the management of children with a confirmed or emerging diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental condition or other significant behaviour difficulty and providing education and advice through team meetings and other opportunities.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, a real interest in ADHD and Neurodiversity with a commitment to working in partnership with other agencies and local communities in order to deliver the best possible outcomes to children, young people and their families.

Regular liaison will be available with the senior leadership team.

Person Specification



  • oFirst level Qualified Nurse in Children's, Adult, Learning Disabilities or Mental health
  • oSafeguarding Training


  • oTeaching and assessing qualification



  • oCommitment to developing relationships in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary partnership.
  • oCommitted to promoting equality and diversity and inclusion for children with complex Behavior difficulties and ADHD and the families
  • oTo be able to manage difficult family dynamics.
  • oSkills in assessing needs, planning care and reviewing treatment
  • oExcellent communication & interpersonal skills, advocacy skill and P.C/ I.T skills



  • oPost Registration experience
  • oworking with children & families
  • oExperience of safeguarding processors and procedures


  • Experience of working in partnership with Psychology Services & Child Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • working with Children with Complex Behaviour.
  • Experience of young people with emotional and behavioural problems such as ADHD/ ASD.



  • knowledge of childhood milestones and child development 5-18
  • Knowledge of the NICE guidance for ADHD & ASD


  • knowledge of Neurodiverse conditions and comorbidities
  • knowledge of sleep difficulties in children and its impact
  • knowledge around childhood measurements

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Paul's House

Stores Road


DE21 4BB

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