Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Nurse Specialist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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 Mental Health Nurse you will have a background in CAMHS and confidence to support and assess children and young people with a range of emotional and mental health issues related to ADHD. You will provide therapeutic support, safety netting and assessment in a range of settings, and be a non-medical prescriber or willing to work towards this. You will work closely with other professions including a psychiatrist and have access to our local CAMHS team for Continued Professional Development.

About us

The CYPNP is a multi-professional service with staff from a range of backgrounds such as Paediatrics, and mental health. You will use your mental and emotional health qualifications and experience to focus on those patients with ADHD most in need of them. With other professionals such as other nurses, psychiatrist, psychologist, and OT you will plan and deliver appropriate mental / emotional health and behavioural assessments, education and intervention for a caseload of patients with ADHD. You will have regular liaison, support and CPD opportunities from our local CAMHS service. You will have clinical supervision and support from our CYPNP based Psychiatrist.

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

184-CWCOMMS180

Job locations

Families Hub

East Reach House, East Reach

Taunton

TA1 3EN


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.

The individual will use specialist knowledge and expertise in making decisions regarding the most effective and appropriate care of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and associated conditions - both autonomously and in collaboration with medical staff and other professionals. They will provide effective clinical care and leadership on a daily basis for this defined case load of children.

The individual will work within the system of a multidisciplinary approach to patient centred care delivery, which builds on the philosophy of greater involvement of patients and their relatives / carers by using the Trust Patient and public involvement strategy. The individual will liaise with other professionals to ensure that planned care is coordinated, effective and efficient. Promote the wider national aims of public health education.

They will also contribute towards developing standards of excellence in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder across the local areas ensuring full use of all available resources. The role will include on-going assessment and audit of relevant services.

The CYPNP is a multi-professional service with staff from a range of backgrounds such as Paediatrics, and mental health. You will use your mental and emotional health qualifications and experience to focus on those patients with ADHD most in need of them. With other professionals such as other nurses, psychiatrist, psychologist, and OT you will plan and deliver appropriate mental / emotional health and behavioural assessments, education and intervention for a caseload of patients with ADHD. You will have regular liaison, support and CPD opportunities from our local CAMHS service. You will have clinical supervision and support from our CYPNP based Psychiatrist.

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.

The individual will use specialist knowledge and expertise in making decisions regarding the most effective and appropriate care of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and associated conditions - both autonomously and in collaboration with medical staff and other professionals. They will provide effective clinical care and leadership on a daily basis for this defined case load of children.

The individual will work within the system of a multidisciplinary approach to patient centred care delivery, which builds on the philosophy of greater involvement of patients and their relatives / carers by using the Trust Patient and public involvement strategy. The individual will liaise with other professionals to ensure that planned care is coordinated, effective and efficient. Promote the wider national aims of public health education.

They will also contribute towards developing standards of excellence in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder across the local areas ensuring full use of all available resources. The role will include on-going assessment and audit of relevant services.

The CYPNP is a multi-professional service with staff from a range of backgrounds such as Paediatrics, and mental health. You will use your mental and emotional health qualifications and experience to focus on those patients with ADHD most in need of them. With other professionals such as other nurses, psychiatrist, psychologist, and OT you will plan and deliver appropriate mental / emotional health and behavioural assessments, education and intervention for a caseload of patients with ADHD. You will have regular liaison, support and CPD opportunities from our local CAMHS service. You will have clinical supervision and support from our CYPNP based Psychiatrist.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Essential

  • oNursing Qualification at degree level (RGN, RMN or Paedia and full registration with the relevant professional body (NMC)
  • oTeaching/mentorship qualification
  • oNon-medical prescriber or willingness to become one

Desirable

  • oCommunity qualifications
  • 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 working in the community and care of children with behavioural issues

Desirable

  • oCurrently working in a community / ADHD/ emotional / mental health service setting.
  • oClose working with multi professionals within and outside the NHS
  • oCare of children with complex needs and understanding of SEND principles

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • oUp to date understanding of health issues in relation to children.
  • oUnderstanding of needs of children with special/additional needs and their families

Desirable

  • oGovernment publications in relation to community work.
Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Essential

  • oNursing Qualification at degree level (RGN, RMN or Paedia and full registration with the relevant professional body (NMC)
  • oTeaching/mentorship qualification
  • oNon-medical prescriber or willingness to become one

Desirable

  • oCommunity qualifications
  • 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 working in the community and care of children with behavioural issues

Desirable

  • oCurrently working in a community / ADHD/ emotional / mental health service setting.
  • oClose working with multi professionals within and outside the NHS
  • oCare of children with complex needs and understanding of SEND principles

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • oUp to date understanding of health issues in relation to children.
  • oUnderstanding of needs of children with special/additional needs and their families

Desirable

  • oGovernment publications in relation to community work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Families Hub

East Reach House, East Reach

Taunton

TA1 3EN


Employer's website

https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Families Hub

East Reach House, East Reach

Taunton

TA1 3EN


Employer's website

https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Operational Manager

Mary Trotman

mary.trotman@somersetft.nhs.uk

07553625192

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

184-CWCOMMS180

Job locations

Families Hub

East Reach House, East Reach

Taunton

TA1 3EN


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