Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Nurse Specialist

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
Negotiable Pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Join us as we launch our Somerset wide ADHD service for Children and young people to 18 years. Our new pathway is connecting and enhancing existing pockets of ADHD care, joining with the existing Children and Young Persons Neurodevelopmental Partnership ASC assessment team.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, organisation, and excellent communication to compliment a number of different professions. You will have several key roles including clinic letter typing, communication prioritisation , and triage organisation. You will be able to work to deadlines and help develop systems in this new and evolving team.

Main duties of the job

As a Children's nurse, you will have had a range of experience in community care, and in supporting the child and family. You will be responsible for a specific caseload and run your own clinics in various locations across Somerset . You will either be a non - medical prescriber or willing to work towards this. Your focus will be patient follow up but you will have input into all areas of our pathway.

About us

Join us as we launch our Somerset wide ADHD service for Children and young people to 18 years. Our new pathway is connecting and enhancing existing pockets of ADHD care, joining with the existing Children and Young Persons Neurodevelopmental Partnership ASC assessment team.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder is required to be part of a developing specialist ADHD service in line with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management: NICE guideline [NG87] 2018) and associated best practice. They will support providing an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) service for children, young people, their families and carers primarily within Somerset as part of a wider CYPNP (Children and Young Persons Neurodevelopmental Partnership) multidisciplinary team.

Person Specification Qualification and Training Essential
  • oRSCN/RN(child)
  • oDiploma and /or willingness to work towards a degree
  • prescriber or willingness to become one.
Desirable
  • oExperience of complex needs children and ADHD
  • oExperience of emotional / mental health service support
Experience Essential
  • o3 years at Band 6 (or equivalent)
  • oExperience of working in areas relevant to the post with respect to the role of nurse specialist
  • oExperience of lone working situations and/or undertaking nurse led clinics
  • oExperience of working in the community and care of children with behavioural issues
Desirable
  • oCurrently working in a community / ADHD/ emotional / mental health service setting.
  • oRegular experience of child protection issues
  • oClose working with multi professionals within and outside the NHS
  • oCare of children with complex needs and understanding of SEND principles


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