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Community CAMHS Eating Disorders Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
Due to the ongoing expansion of the community CAMHS Eating Disorder (ED) team we are able to offer this great opportunity for a highly skilled practitioner to join the team. The ED team are dedicated, highly experienced and are keen to support the development of new staff joining the team. We are a well established team of 26.4 WTE highly skilled MDT members

We are looking to appoint a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist who has a professional nursing qualification and registration.

The post holder will need a sound knowledge and experience of the needs of young people and their families who present with a significant eating disorder and how to apply psychological approaches in their treatment. The evidence-based intervention is FT-AN and it would be helpful for the post holder to have knowledge of this intervention.

You will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide evidence-based treatment to the young people and families throughout Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county who present with a significant eating disorder. The MDT meet on a weekly basis to consider all referrals into the team discuss assessments and for complex case discussion, of which the post holder will contribute to this and bring their knowledge and expertise to support the team processes and reflections.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer specialist assessment and treatment for young people who present with a significant eating disorder. They will provide liaison, consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with our partners in paediatrics, inpatient/wider CAMHS. You will be supported to take on a leadership role to ensure service development and provide leadership cover when required to support the service lead. They will offer support and supervision to more junior colleagues, students, and trainees.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the roles and responsibilities for this post can be found within the attached job description.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Qualified & Registered as a first level nurse RMN/RSCN/RGN/RLDN

Contractual Requirments


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with young people eg CBT, systemic etc


  • National Eating Disorders Training
  • Staff supervision training Mentorship training



  • Significant experience of psychological interventions with families and patients with Eating Disorders.
  • Extensive post registration experience, including experience of working as a senior clinician in mental health services within Mental Health services
  • The ability to work as part of an extensive MDT
  • Experience of working collaboratively with specialist eating disorders units, acute hospitals, GP's etc. with the ability to coordinate and mobilise an acute care plan in high pressured situations.
  • Experience of caseload management, including working with clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training packages regarding mental health and risk.


  • Knowledge and experience of leadership and the management of staff within these fields
  • Experience of the management, development and leadership of staff.
  • Experience and skills in Supervision and Appraisal of staff.
  • Experience of leading Multi-disciplinary teams and supporting effective team working.
  • Experience of leading service change and service development



  • Knowledge of current Mental Health policy and Legislation
  • Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding Adults and Children practice
  • Knowledge of policy drivers for eating disorder services Knowledge of MEED and NICE guidelines and associated policies



  • Highly developed verbal and written, influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to network and liaise with a wide range of other people and services
  • Skills in clinical and managerial leadership of
  • Skills in planning, development and implementation of services relevant to this post
  • Specialist and Sound assessment skills including risk assessment and management.
  • Ability to manage complex cases, analyse complex information and offer sound clinical guidance advise and make effective decisions
  • Skills in managing serious untoward incidents Ability to act on own initiative to resolve clinical or managerial issues
  • Be committed to empowering the young people that access the service, and promoting and meeting the needs of the socially excluded.
  • Ability to create effective team working


  • Experience and skills in Clinical audit, research and evidence based practices

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Mansfield Road



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