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Clinical Nurse Specialist Autism and ADHD - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing multi agency team comprising Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, NMPs, Clinical Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. This new team is hosted within the Children & Young People Service (CYPS) Directorate and education colleagues to enable multi agency care planning.We are looking for a dynamic and motivated team member who has extensive experience working as part of an MDT providing evidence-based social communication and autism assessments and interventions in line with NICE guidance. Evidence of effective partnership working with education and health colleagues is essential. The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills and experience of tailoring care plans to young people's needs. The successful candidate will have experience of differential diagnoses within their area of speciality that might include mental health, ADHD, complex language profiles and sensory differences.You would be part of a wider group of clinicians working with Children and Young People who meet regularly to offer CPD, peer support, share research ideas and clinical practice, and to drive forward quality improvement initiatives.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will

Be able to confidently communicate a child's needs within multi-disciplinary arenas, and take an active role in both diagnostic decision making and needs planning.

Be able to demonstrate good knowledge and skills around assessment and differential diagnosis, with experience of working with children, young people and families and those with Autism

Be able to demonstrate understanding of ADHD, and knowledge of medication approaches.

Be confident in interpreting and analysing complex and/or sensitive information to a wide range of audiences, to drive continuous improvement and support service development.

Be able to develop and maintain close links with a range of local services.

Have expertise in delivering quality improvements.

Have extensive experience of multi-disciplinary, multi-agency work.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Complete screening, assessment and review clinics (including medication reviews and associated physical monitoring) as part of the ADHD clinical pathway, providing pharmacological and non-pharmacological evidence-based interventions
  • Liaising with Primary Care
  • Complete screening, assessment and review clinics (including medication reviews and associated physical monitoring) as part of the Autism assessment pathway.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs
  • Mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Work in partnership with service users, carers and other agencies to ensure effectiveness of outcomes
  • Contribute to the specialist Autism and ADHD diagnostic assessment process for children under 18 years
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs
  • Collect and collate data / information effectively for the purpose of audit, research and service performance

Person Specification



  • Nursing degree
  • NMP qualification


  • Formal qualification in ADHD/ Autism
  • Additional Training in ADHD/Autism



  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of working with neuro-diverse presentations
  • Experience of prescribing ADHD medication


  • ADOS training and experience using it
  • Substantial experience of delivering services in accordance to recognised therapeutic models
  • Experience of working with mental Health presentations
  • Experience of working as part of a diagnostic team

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Evergreen House

Charlton Lane


GL53 9DZ

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