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ADHD Specialist Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). As part of the team, you will take a role in the delivery of high-quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service. These assessments will be specific to those on the ADHD pathway.

We are looking for a registered nurse, with a minimum of 12 months recent experience within an ADHD/CAMHS setting or experience in working within Mental Health. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivating, have the ability to case manage and will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish good working relationships essential to the success of the service.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of an ADHD multi-disciplinary team:
  • As part of an integrated ADHD service actively liaise and support robust partnership working arrangements between the CAMHS and Adult Mental Health services and community partners and other key stakeholders involved with the child across agencies in order that an integrated package of care is developed
  • To support the ADHD Nurse-led service from assessment to diagnosis and subsequent monitoring arrangements in line with NICE Recommendation
  • Provide a high level of generic skills and competencies and work towards development of areas of clinical expertise within the field of ADHD complimenting other members of the team.
  • To provide consultation to a skill mixed team regarding ADHD and to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice
  • To work in collaboration with the (Clinical Lead/NMP's/ team leaders) to support the clinical governance / public health and NHS modernisation agenda
  • To actively contribute to the implementation of the safeguarding agenda within the service, in partnership with the Lancashire Care safeguarding team
  • Be willing to complete required training to work as a Supplementary Nurse Prescriber within the field of ADHD when appropriate to do so.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information, please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • First level nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent.
  • Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing - V300 (or be willing to complete this training when deemed appropriate).



  • Demonstrable knowledge/understanding and experience in assessment of young people with complex mental health and/or complex needs such as ADHD/ASC and/or other neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously.

Knowledge / Skills


  • Demonstrable ability to communicate to clients, their families and professionals sensitive and often difficult to receive information, using various methods including verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation skills.

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