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Adult ADHD Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Are you passionate about working with neurodiverse people? Are you looking for a change of direction? Are you committed to making a difference, one person at a time? If the answer is yes, then we welcome your application.

The Somerset Adult ADHD service is actively recruiting a Band 6 nurse to join our innovative team. We are a busy, hard working countywide service, providing patient centred ADHD assessments and treatment to adults living in Somerset who have not already been given an ADHD diagnosis.

We work collaboratively and consultatively with colleagues within Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, wider support networks and agencies to deliver an integrated service model.

We have a strong value base of supporting staff wellbeing, creating a safe and positive team culture. As a team, we embody our organisational values of kindness, respect and teamwork to facilitate the best outcomes for our service users.

Main duties of the job

You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to conduct ADHD assessments, employing evidence-based tools and processes. Showcase your expertise within this specialist service by offering advice, education, and support to staff, patients, their families, and carers.

Work both independently and under direct clinical supervision. You will be empowered to make autonomous clinical decisions and implement complex interventions based on your own clinical judgement.

In this role, you will collaboratively assess the needs of service users, maintain comprehensive records, provide follow-up to monitor treatment responses, and contribute to the development of non-pharmacological treatments within the service. Communication with service users, families, referrers, and other relevant agencies will be integral.

You will also foster strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including the Trust Psychological Well-being Service, Children's Services, Single Point of Access, GPs, and Commissioners where appropriate.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed job description and person specification attached to the advertisement for more information about this role.

Person Specification






  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments


  • Post registration experience including proven experience working at a Band 6 level
  • Working with people with ADHD and associated comorbidities.
  • Able to carry out physical health monitoring required under the Shared Care Agreement e.g. monitoring of Pulse & Blood Pressure

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/ or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Glanville House

Church Street




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