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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
7 Jun 2023

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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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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

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Stapleford House

Stapleford close


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