Senior Specialist Nurse - Eating Disorders

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Stapleford close
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for a Senior Nurse Specialist to join an exciting new branch of the well established SET CAMHS Eating Disorder Service in North East London NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a great opportunity to join our highly skilled, dedicated and friendly team.

We appreciate that eating disorders can be a rewarding and challenging field to work in, even for those with experience, therefore, as well as excellent supervision and reflective practice sessions, we provide the opportunity to develop skills through joint working, access to internal training, CPD and external training courses. As an expanding service there is opportunity for progression within the team and input into service development.

We recognise that working within the NHS can be highly pressurised and there is a priority within the team to ensure that team members are supported to have a good work/life balance with flexibility around family friendly hours where possible.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an individual who has an interest in working in eating disorders and is passionate about delivering good quality, patient-led, care to young people and families. The successful applicant will ideally have experience in working with children and young people with eating disorders and their families. We will support candidates to develop skills in delivering evidence-based treatment. Families are at the heart of the work we do, and the intensive pathway will fit with the current evidence-based treatment approach, namely the Maudsley family-based treatment FTAN and CBT-e.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The sucessful candidate will support families and children and young people to manage the eating disorder in the community wherever possible in order to reduce the number of inpatient admissions and enable young people to remain at home with their families, alongside their support networks. The candidate will hold a caseload of you people offer weekly sessions to support recovery.

The successful applicant will work within a multi-disciplinary team, alongside the existing CAMHS team to meet the young persons physical and psychological needs. This innovative approach will help us to provide the best quality care to families affected by eating disorders during some of the most challenging points in their recovery.

The applicant will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide NICE concordant psychological interventions to young people and families with eating disorders and comorbid presentations.

As a member of the CAMHS ED team you would have access to specialist supervision in both family-based treatment. Supervision will be offered by a senior member of the team from the same discipline where possible. There will be access to regular individual and group supervision including CBT and safeguarding supervision. The post holder will offer supervision to more junior members of the team as required.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



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