Senior Nurse Specialist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Senior Specialist Nurse within the expanding Vincent Square Community Eating Disorders Service for Children and Young People (CEDS-CYP).

Our Service delivers NICE-concordant treatment and care via a multidisciplinary team for young people aged 18 or under from the diverse boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will take the lead role in the processing of all new referrals to the service, assess, plan and provide clinical interventions relevant to the CAMHS patient group, and an adequate level of physical health monitoring. You will work in conjunction with colleagues providing direct advice, family-based interventions and support to children, young people and their families with suspected and confirmed eating disorders. You will liaise with GPs and other professionals involved in their care to coordinate care and to manage risks, and you will also liaise with referrers and offer training, advice and consultation to medical wards, primary and secondary services and other external agencies as required.

You will take a lead in the day-to-day management and supervision of the CYP nursing team and contribute to the wider nursing initiatives within the All-Age Service and the wider CAMHS/Eating Disorders Service line, as appropriate.

The service is an expanding, strong and dynamic team committed to multidisciplinary working, service development and continuing professional development. The team comprises of a Team Manager, Consultant Psychiatrists, Family Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Dietician, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Team Administrators. We also have strong links with our Paediatric colleagues in our neighbouring acute hospitals.

About us

The service operates a hub and spoke model, the main hub is based at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service in Chelsea, with a spoke facility at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Leadership of the nursing team.
  • Overseeing the physical health monitoring of the patients.
  • Overseeing the support offered to nursing teams on paediatric wards managing eating disorder patients.
  • Triaging and assessing new referrals.
  • Attending bed management meetings with local providers.
  • Liaising with paediatric colleagues at local paediatric wards.
  • Holding a caseload of patients for physical health management and therapeutic treatment.
  • Offering evidence based treatments such as Family Based Treatment (FBT) and CBT-E/CBT-T.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • A qualification and professional registration in Nursing
  • Mental Health Nurse Level 1 (RN3, RNMH in sub part 1 of the NMC Register) ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Post-qualification training in additional Eating Disorders related specialised areas or equivalent
  • Training in Mentorship, Work Based Learning and Assessment in Health & Social Care or equivalent
  • Postgraduate training in specific therapies (e.g. CBT, CBT-E, family based treatment, AFT, DBT, SSCM)


  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (e.g. ENB 603) or equivalent



  • oExtensive post registration experience and a significant experience in a community setting in mental health
  • oExperience of working with young people with an eating disorder
  • oExperience of working with and supporting families with a loved one, experiencing an eating disorder


  • Training in parent management
  • Experience of Group Work
  • Research in relation to children and adults mental health problems



  • oUnderstanding of systemic theory and practice
  • oEvidence base in relation to child mental health
  • oThe impact of abuse, trauma and other adverse experiences on children and families
  • oLegislation and DOH guidelines relevant to children and mental health
  • oChild development in relation to mental health difficulties

Specific Knowledge & Skills


  • oFlexible approach to therapeutic intervention
  • oExperience of special needs children
  • oExperience of working independently in the community
  • oPrevious experience of working independently
  • oExperience of psychiatric illness

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) .

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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

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre

1 Nightingale Place


SW10 9NG

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