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Neurodevelopment Specialist Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Paediatric Neurodevelopment Specialist Nurse. This is a new role to North Devon and will be instrumental in setting up and developing the ADHD/Neurodevelopment service. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who is a qualified non-medical prescriber with experience of service development and working with children and young people with ADHD. However, there is potential for it to be a training post with funding provided for non-medical prescribing and further education/training within the field of ADHD/Neurodevelopment. In this case the successful candidate would start at a Band 6 and progress to a Band 7 once competencies have been completed.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Neurodevelopment Specialist Nurse will manage and organise a defined caseload if children and young people who have ADHD with a wide range of complex psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties within community and out-patient settings.

The Specialist Nurse will offer support and input to the child and family for any required Hospital admissions and support the inpatient Nursing team with specialist advice. This will include promoting and contributing to an effective Multi-disciplinary service for this group, in a way that is flexible and responsive to changing needs and demands of the families and overall service. This will involve working closely with all relevant services such as CAMHS, Social work and Education. 

The Specialist Nurse will contribute to and undertake assessment and evidence-based intervention with this population, their families and carers. They will provide and contribute experience and understanding of the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role of the Neurodevelopment Specialist Nurse within the wider team.

Following the appropriate training e.g. ADHD training, school observation training and assessment skills, the post holder will apply high level critical thinking, decision making and diagnostic reasoning skills alongside other members of the Multi-disciplinary team, to formulate a diagnosis of ADHD and/or consider differential diagnoses on a case by case basis.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Lucy Barnard, Clinical Matron on 01271 311628 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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