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ADHD Nurse Specialist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Non-Medical Nurse Prescriber with experience in the field of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders?

Do you have the clinical and diagnostic skills to be part of a progressive multidisciplinary team?

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families?

If so we would love to hear from you. GWH provides an excellent environment to develop your assessment and prescribing skills, through:
  • Use of ePMA prescribing and Qb testing.
  • Direct access to acute paediatrics to assist health monitoring such as cardiology and dietetics.
  • In-house pharmacy service.
  • Regular medical and nursing clinical supervision.
  • Regular study/update events organised for Non-Medical Prescribers.

Main duties of the job

The Neurodevelopmental Clinical Nurse Specialist is a Non-Medical Prescriber who will work within the Community Paediatric team to provide specialist support to children and young people with a diagnosis of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and their families.

They will hold a caseload and independently prescribe medications for ADHD and sleep, under agreed service, and in accordance with local and NICE guidelines (NG87) and the principles of prescribing set out in the Competency Framework for all Prescribers (Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2016).

They will contribute to the multidisciplinary triage of cases and take on a co-ordinating role including formal liaison with other services for children and young people, including mental health services.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake clinical evaluation of children and young people referred to the service who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The clinical workload will be agreed with the clinical supervisor and line manager. The clinical work is specialised, and is based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources, including schools, family members and others involved in the child or young persons care. The clinical assessment and management of risk related to medication is integral to the work.
  • Undertake diagnostic assessments of children and young people referred to the service, including Qb testing.

  • Planning
  • Formulate treatment plans / therapeutic interventions with children, young people and their families including treatment with medication.
  • Make clinical decisions within the context of assessment and work with families to identify appropriate treatment interventions that best meet the needs identified.

  • Full duties can be found on the attached JD.

    Person Specification



    • Applicant must be a registered nurse on the live NMC register
    • Or hold the specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visitor qualification
    • Or hold the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School nurse qualification of the NMC register
    • Post registration qualification/experience in independent prescribing recordable with the NMC (V300).



    • Significant post registration experience including at a band 6 level or equivalent
    • Significant post registration experience within a service working with children and young people OR adults with ADHD and its overlapping disorders.
    • Extensive experience working with prescribed medicines.


    • Experience managing sleep disorders
    • Experience in using and interpreting Qb testing.
    • Extensive knowledge of the ADHD diagnostic procedures and treatment packages offered.
    • Experience working with controlled drugs.
    • Experience working with children and young people and their families.



    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
    • Enquiring, critical approach to work
    • Caring and empathetic attitude to patients
    • Commitment to Continuing Professional Education
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, hospital staff and other agencies.
    • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels
    • Full driving licence valid in the UK and have access to a car, the criteria will be waived in the case of an applicant whose disability prohibits driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative transport
    • Strong IT skills
    • Developed clinical skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Great Western Hospital

    Marlborough Road


    SN3 6BB

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