An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established and knowledgeable multi-professional team, specialising in the assessment and management of children with neurodivergent conditions.
We are looking for a skilled and motivated professional for a two year fixed term contract until 28.02.2026 to provide specialist support to the community paediatrics service, assisting with an existing caseload of children who are awaiting assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) including those with co-morbidities across North East Essex. They will work as part of a multi-professional team to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care and support.
We welcome applications from registered children's nurses, mental health nurses and learning disability nurses.Main duties of the job
You will provide specialist support to the community paediatrics service, assisting with an existing caseload of children who are awaiting assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) including those with co-morbidities across North East Essex. They will work as part of a multi-professional team to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care and support.
Working across acute and community boundaries, the post holder will assist in the diagnostic pathway (including supporting with new patient assessments) for children primarily with suspected Autism and ADHD when required. This will include completion of school and nursery observations, performing ADOS assessments and supporting with the post diagnosis patient follow ups. The post holder will be required to adapt their role to meet the demands of the service at their manager's discretion.
You will give advice and support in an area which requires specific knowledge, skills and experience which will include the development of guidelines, specialist protocols and education programmes.
You will be working closely with the community paediatric team and other health professionals will initiate, develop and use effective approaches to meet the needs of this group of children and their families.About usOne of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents. Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities. Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients. To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you. Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8AJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesFor full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Proven experience of working as a band 6 nurse (children's, mental health or Learning Disability)
- Proven post registration experience in managing children and young people with complex and developmental needs/disabilities
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Proven experience in neurobehavioral conditions
- Proven management experience
- RGN/RSCN RN Child Branch or RMHN or RLD Nurse
- Evidence of professional development in children with complex needs/management/post registration qualification (must have proven experience in Speciality)
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- Masters degree
- Non-medical Prescribing
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