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ADHD Clinical Lead Nurse

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role of Clinical Lead Nurse in the ADHD team at Sheffield Adult Autism Neurodevelopmental Service (SAANS) will develop and oversee the clinical pathway and engage the Team in national benchmarking and change programmes to deliver the best care for people requiring an ADHD diagnosis. This will include working with Primary and Secondary Care, Commissioning and 3rd sector partners across Sheffield and the South Yorkshire and Humber Integrated Care System.

Our aim is to ensure that quality standards are implemented and Service Users receive care and intervention at the right time and in the right place.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical and professional leadership to the nursing team within the adult ADHD service.
  • To exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in the delivery of clinical care.
  • Provide advanced clinical skills in relation to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the client group.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality ADHD service for service users of the Adult ADHD team.
  • To liaise with relevant Stakeholders to ensure a collaborative pathway for adults with ADHD
  • To ensure lived experience and experts by experience are involved in service development
  • To be flexible in the approach to delivery of the service, responding to the needs of the population

About us

We are a team of Nurses, trainee Advanced Care Practitioners and a Specialist Doctor who have expertise and passion for working with ADHD. We are currently undertaking a clinical model review to produce a stepped care model which will involve working with city wide partners. This means it's an exciting time to join the gang and take our service forwards. We encourage you to get in touch and find out a little bit more about us and the role. We'd love to hear from you. Sheffield Health and Social Care is working on a Back to Good programme and investing in Nursing professional development, Leadership programmes and a Joy at Work culture so there are exciting times ahead! Come and join us! And if youre new to Sheffield, its renowned for its title as The Outdoor City and provides every opportunity for Explorers, Adventurers and those that want a more laid back cafe culture.

Job description Job responsibilities

As well as Clinical, Leadership and Service Development, you will also represent your profession and support Nurses through the Professional Nurse Advocate scheme.

Please see Job Description for more details of the job but below is a summary of the General Requirements:
  • To provide clinical leadership in service development and quality improvement, in collaboration with Senior Leadership Team.
  • Promote positive relationships with all stakeholders relevant to the service.
  • Analyse relevant national policy of area of expertise, advising on impact for the service, leading the implementation of changes and evaluation of processes in partnership with the MDT and wider stakeholders.
  • To provide and support an evidence base, including business and performance, in order to develop a stepped care model to respond to the needs of the population

Person Specification Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oExtensive experience and In-depth knowledge of Adult ADHD with sound knowledge and expertise in the delivery of autonomous practitioner led clinics.
  • oAbility to analyse and form a judgement on highly complex facts and issues relating to clinical, managerial and operational situations.
  • oKnowledge of policy and legislation relating to this client group
  • oExperience of ability to manage change in an NHS / Private organisation to achieve objectives within timescales
  • oAbility to motivate staff to develop practices and meet new challenges
  • oEvidence of participation in research projects/ contribution to academic programmes
Training and Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse or Registered General Nurse.
  • oRecognised management qualification (at degree level or equivalent) or Professional qualification (at degree level)
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • oAbility to demonstrate completion of NMP qualification within 6 months of appointment
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of working in an ADHD clinical setting and working at Band 7 or above.
  • oUnderstanding of the NHSE/I and Integrated Care Board agendas as they relate to the services provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust
  • oRelevant experience of management and leadership of both staff and service delivery
  • oExperience of successfully managing changes in service provision
Other Essential
  • oCommitment to working in a person-centred, respectful and compassionate way with service users and their families and carers
  • oThe ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a wide diverse audience, both verbally and through written reports.

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