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Specialist Nurse

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford
Salary
£35,391 to £42,503 a year Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to appoint a dynamic Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Mental Health Practitioner to join our Adult Eating Disorders Outpatient. This is a fulltime/ 1.0 wte substantive post but also possibilities for part-time . The post holder will be based at our service hubs at Albert Suite, Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford and Epsom.

The post holder will be joining what are well-established outpatient and day care facilities for working age adults with moderate to severe eating disorders.

The successful applicant will become integral member of the Adult Eating Disorders Outpatient team and will provide specialist intensive treatment for adults (18 years +) with moderate to severe eating disorders and co-existing mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the post holders will include completing assessments, providing Eating Disorder treatment, MDT meetings, handovers, physical health monitoring, risk management, care planning, group co-facilitation, and audit.

While experience of working with people with eating disorders is desirable, we are primarily seeking an RMN or Mental Health Practitioner with a keen interest in working in the field and a willingness to develop specialist knowledge of eating disorders and their treatment. As such, mentoring, additional supervision and training will be provided to facilitate the post holders transition and skills development where needed.

Depending on experience, we have the flexibility to offer this role as a substantive Band 6 post or as a Band 5 to 6 development post. If the latter, then the successful applicants would begin on Band 5 with a view to progressing to specialist Band 6 posts within 12 24 months.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, we welcome you to contact Albert Suite to arrange to be given a tour and for the opportunity to informally meet with the team. Please also contact Arran Higgins, AED Service Manager (Tel: 01483 448020) if you wish to discuss this post.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Qualifications required

Band 6 - Mentor Preparation or Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice

Experience required

Band 5 – 1 years’ experience working with people with mental health (can be pre- qualification) and definite knowledge of eating disorders.

Band 6 – 12 months -2 year’s post qualification experience of working with adults with moderate to severe eating disorder difficulties in inpatient ( Day Care) or community setting.

Suitable for someone who is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care and treatment of adults with moderate to severe eating disorders as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have valid driving license for use in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

Band 5

· To discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (1983) and revised subsequent act Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the NMC Professional Code of Conduct

· Carry own caseload within Community Outpatients and undertake holistic assessments including risk of the client’s needs, either individually or in identified complex cases jointly with another member of the Outpatient team. Provide comprehensive risk assessment.

· Work collaboratively with, and liaise with any associated agencies ie Social Care, Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU’s), General Hospitals, CMHRS etc and other appropriate agencies/professionals/carer’s to ensure best outcome for the client.

· Act as a Care Coordinator for agreed case load to ensure each person has a defined care plan to meet their needs care is delivered in line with Trust policies.

· Offer support for Students on placement.

· Regularly attend MDT meetings and other agency meetings as required.

· Work independently and co-work with other members of the team.

· Actively support and contribute to the Outpatient timetable, working under the leadership of the senior nurses. This will involve participating and leading on group and individual therapy sessions, daily meal supervision and support and regular physical monitoring of clients.

· Take responsibility for maintaining accurate and timely records of all work undertaken in accordance with Trust policies and legal requirements.

· Participate in research/audit/reviews and other initiatives in accordance with clinical governance to promote an evidence based practice.

· Provide statistical information on all activity undertaken, in line with Trust procedures. Have basic IT skills and Data entry skills to enter clinical information on the data bases.

· Together with Clinical Supervisor, monitor the overall standard of services given to clients in case load and take appropriate action to manage case load and demand for services offered effectively and efficiently.

· Promote effective liaison with all statutory and voluntary agencies concerned with young people and mental health as required

· Through the appraisal and supervision systems identify own training needs and undertake continuous professional development.

· Ensure high standards of care are provided, and that regard to dignity, individuality, self-esteem and wellbeing of clients and relevant carer’s is given.

· To work alongside AEDS Day Care services to facilitate good service provision and smoother transition across the AED service. This may include attending and participating in Day Care day to day operations, attending Day Care MDT meetings and working alongside Day Care clinicians.

· To be supported and supervised to provide structured consultations/ treatment sessions for Outpatients.

· To regularly assist and manage the physical health monitoring as part of the Outpatient Physical Health Monitoring Clinic (PHMC).

Key Responsibilties in addition to Band 5 ( Please refer to Band 6 Job Description for a more comprehensive overview of requirements)

Band 6

· Independently and comprehensively assess clients referred to AEDS, care plan, monitor physical and mental health risks in conjunction with the MDT, evaluate and plan discharge.

· To provide holistic support to clients through individual ‘key working’ sessions.

· Deputise for the Specialist Senior Nurse when necessary and lead on shift coordination.

· Be responsible for carrying out a range of therapeutic interventions with the client in concordance with NICE guidelines, either individually or in a group setting.

· To be able to liaise, advise and offer support to other associated mental health agencies regarding Eating Disorder matters.

· Offer support, supervision and mentoring for students on placement, following successful completion of mentorship course.

· Represent and act on behalf of AEDS multi-disciplinary team at Professional/network Meetings to offer advice/consultation on complex cases.

· Develop and implement systems to monitor and evaluate role.

· Evaluate the quality of the service provided and recommend changes as appropriate to the Senior Specialist Nurse and/or Service Manager.

· Be responsible for identifying opportunities for research and audit activities which would contribute to the development and operation of the service, drawing these to the attention of the relevant line manager and participate in agreed research projects.

· Supervise other AEDS professionals/nurses of a lower grade and offer support and supervision to junior team members.

· To receive CBT-E and SSCM training and supervision and to deliver these evidence based treatments as per NICE guidance. Other ED specific therapeutic ‘in house’ or external training will be provided to provide the post holder with increased skills and knowledge.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualifications required
  • Band 6 - Mentor Preparation or Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • Experience required
  • Band 5 1 years experience working with people with mental health (can be pre- qualification) and definite knowledge of eating disorders.
  • Band 6 12 months -2 years post qualification experience of working with adults with moderate to severe eating disorder difficulties in inpatient ( Day Care) or community setting.


Desirable

  • Suitable for someone who is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care and treatment of adults with moderate to severe eating disorders as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have valid driving license for use in the UK.


Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Albert Suite

Farnham Rd Hospital

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7LX

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