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Surgery, Women's and Children's
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Great Western Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503
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COVID-19 Vacancy ADHD Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) is forward-looking, friendly and focused on providing a wide range of excellent healthcare services to patients in Swindon and the surrounding area. We provide services in the acute hospital, in the community and in primary care; caring for over 1.2 million contacts every year. We have recently taken over the provision of two GP practices and are excited for the future as we work towards a completely integrated healthcare system in Swindon.

We value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We have a workforce of 5,200 and are committed to helping our colleagues achieve a work/life balance and proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment with an on-site nursery available and flexible working policies. You'll be joining a great team in a great place, where your commitment will be genuinely valued, your skills respected, and your ambition rewarded. 

Whether you already live here, or are thinking of relocating, you'll find Swindon is a great place to live and work, offering a rich quality of life for young people, families and those heading towards retirement. Affordable high-quality housing, the countryside, modern shopping hubs, great schools and accessible transport links – we are less than a mile from Junction 15 of the M4, and there's a great bus service from the town centre to the hospital.

Job overview

Are you an experienced Non-Medical Nurse Prescriber or keen to take on this role, with experience in the field of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders? Do you have the clinical and diagnostic skills to be part of a progressive multidisciplinary team? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families?

If so we would love to hear from you. GWH provides an excellent environment to develop your assessment and prescribing skills, through:

Use of ePMA prescribing and Qb testing.

Direct access to acute paediatrics to assist health monitoring such as cardiology and dietetics.




Main duties of the job

In-house pharmacy service.

Regular medical and nursing clinical supervision.

Regular study/update events organised for Non-Medical Prescribers.

This is an exciting time for the GWH as we strive to develop the service and provide excellent, high quality care from a passionate workforce. You will join our innovative nursing team, shaping and influencing the future of the Community Paediatric service. 


Working for our organisation

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and 
the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.
Service We will put our patients first
Teamwork We will work together
Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
Respect We will act with integrity 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The ADHD Clinical Nurse Specialist is a Non-Medical Prescriber who will work within the Community 
Paediatric team to provide specialist support to children and young people with a diagnosis of ADHD and 
other neurodevelopmental disorders, and their families.
They will independently prescribe medications for ADHD and sleep, under agreed service protocols and in 
agreement with the child/young person’s Community Paediatrician, and in accordance with local and NICE 
guidelines (NG87) and the principles of prescribing set out in the Competency Framework for all 
Prescribers (Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2016). 
They will contribute to the multidisciplinary triage of cases and take on a co-ordinating role including formal 
liaison with other services for children and young people, including mental health services.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Applicant must be a registered nurse on the live NMC register
  • Or hold the specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visitor qualification
  • Or hold the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – School nurse qualification of the NMC register
  • Demonstrate the ability at this point in time, to undertake the V300 course in Non-Medical Prescribing at Degree (6) or Masters (7) level
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification in independent prescribing recordable with the NMC (V300) Post registration qualification in supplementary prescribing recordable with the NMC (V150)
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Steven Lacey
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ADHD Nurse Specialist
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