ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Lead Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Full Time
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Vacancy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Lead Nurse

Band 7, 37.5 Hours

Fixed Term for 1 Year

Based at The Elms Health Centre, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS),

We have an opportunity within our Dudley Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for a fixed term post ADHD Lead Nurse based at The Elms Health Centre B63 2UR

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team. We are an energetic and hardworking team working with children and young people from the age of 0-18.

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individuals with a keenness and ability to integrate your current skills and apply them in this context. Important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively.

The post-holder will be joining a supportive and forward-thinking team who pride themselves on their commitment to the continual development and improvement of patient care. Clinical and leadership supervision, and continuing professional development, are highly valued. Additionally, there are opportunities to join peer supervision and other groups. We are able to offer great opportunities for career progression, with many members of the service seeking and successfully securing promotions. The post will have active links with, and support from, both the wider CAMHS Service and professionals within the Trust.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

CAMHS professionals deal with a wide range of mental health problems. Many children and young people are troubled by emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. These can cause worry and distress both to themselves and to those who care for them. A large part of the CAMHS professionals' work is to identify the problem, understand the causes and advise about what may help.

Our CAMHS Service is a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, specialist nurses, systemic, child and art psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychiatrists, who are passionate in their aim to work with children, young people and their families in developing creative solutions to improve their mental health difficulties. The BCHFT CAMHS Service currently operates across 4 geographical areas (Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall) with contracts in each area. Each of the teams have a specialist learning disability team dedicated to children and young people with a moderate to severe learning disability and specialist Children and Young People in Care Teams.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person who has a good understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to lead a dedicated team within the Dudley CAMHS team.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the ADHD Clinic, need to have excellent communication skills and be able to recognise the needs of their patients and work with the patients parents. The team will be responsible for giving advice and support to parents and colleagues so that care and support is in place to support the process of children being referred into the ADHD Clinic and once in the clinic through the process. The post holder will be the liaison person between CAMHS and external agencies. There will be a team of dedicated professionals that will support the lead and will work closely with this cohort of children.

The post holder will need to demonstrate good leadership skills and have significant skills/knowledge and experience relevant to this post.

Having the qualification of a non medical prescriber is essential.

Please refer to the attached full job description for more details

Person Specification Education Essential
  • oProfessional qualification in a mental health related subject e.g. Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • oMasters Degree/equivalent experience in CAMH related field
  • oNurse Medical Prescribing
Experience Essential
  • oEvidence of significant experience directly relevant to the post e.g. experience of working directly with ADHD or other related conditions, including those with challenging behaviours.
  • oTraining in health related field relevant to the specifications of the ADHD post
Knowledge Essential
  • oA good understanding of ADHD and related conditions and strategies appropriate to their management
  • oDemonstrates extensive experience of working in specialist CAMHS

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