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Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join our expanding team, working with children and young people with neurodivergence. The work of this paediatric autonomous practitioner will involve the assessment, intervention and treatment of children and young people, who have been referred into the neurodevelopmental (ADHD/ASD) pathway.

The practitioner will be a non-medical independent prescriber or be willing to undertake the training within an expected time frame, as this is seen as being essential to this role. The role will enable a skilled practitioner to provide expert clinical care whilst using their extensive theoretical knowledge base and practical experience to underpin the role.

You will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team whilst acting as a role model for the delivery of expert care.

The role will also include the delivery of specialist educational programmes to a range of healthcare professionals in relation to the specific need, including medical, nursing and Allied Health Professional staff.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical Nurse Specialist you will provide key working, direct therapeutic support using evidence based interventions and systemic support for children and young people with complex neurodivergent needs and mental health needs.

The post holder will provide expert specialist nursing practice to children and young people under 18 years and will participate in the regular review of clinical policies and guidelines within this field and implement required changes to practice. The post holder will ensure the delivery of effective evidence based clinical practice and will undertake a lead professional role for a complex case load of young people.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • First level nurse registration (RN Child)
  • MSc or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)



  • Specific experience in relevant speciality with post registration experience


  • Experience of managing own caseload in relevant speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


St David`s Children Centre

Cowbridge Road East


CF11 9XB

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