Eating Disorders Nurse Practitioner Band 6 - £32,306 - £39,027 per annum plus 5% fringe allowance (Band 5 developmental role is also available) Full Time - 37.5 hours per week Base - Pitsea - South West Essex
The Essex Adult Eating Disorders Service is currently expanding to enable delivery of FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders, see https://freedfromed.co.uk/), alongside their existing service. This post is designed to support this extended remit. The service covers the whole of the county of Essex and the postholder will be expected to support the FREED project in the South West of the county as well as carry a caseload in other parts of the Service.
The post holder works under the overall supervision of the FREED Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialists, but is required to undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision. In addition, the post holder will be expected to engage in considerable liaison with primary care colleagues and other staff both within and outside EPUT. The postholder will demonstrate good leadership skills whilst ensuring robust standards of care are in place, including physical, mental health and social needs ensuring theses are implemented and evaluated.
Patients, relatives, carers and other staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable, helpful and co-operative with other staff, upholding the ethos of EPUT of good customer care with an awareness of own attitude at all times.
Main duties of the job
- Inform the Ward Sister/Ward Charge Nurse on all breaches of nursing professional conduct, as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct
- Have a sound knowledge/understanding of the legislation as part of the role of the Registered Mental Health Nurse, including Mental Health Act 1983, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Access to Information Act 1991, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and CPA.
- In association with Anglia Ruskin University and University of Essex, ensure the learning environment for all nurses in training is appropriate and that teaching areas comply with all N.M.C. Regulations.
- Ensure that clinical practice is evidence-based wherever possible and participate in research and audit
- Following any complaint / accident of serious incident ensure that appropriate documentation is fully completed in line with Trust Policy and Procedures.
- Be responsible for updating own knowledge of contemporary psychiatry and a commitment to continuing own personal and career development, in line with Trust Appraisal and Development Policy and N.M.C. guidelines and requirements with regards to revaildation.
- Attend training as provided and be responsible for keeping self up to date at all times with mandatory training.
- Keep oneself updated in all legislative government initiatives
For further main duties please refer to the job description.
EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
- Season Ticket Loans
- NHS discounts for staff
- Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
- Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
- The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
- Day One Flexible Employer
The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment
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What is Staff Bank?
Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.
All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.
If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.
Job description Job responsibilities
Our friendly and growing team is ready to welcome someone who shares our passion for improving access and the quality of care for people with eating disorders. We are currently expanding to enable delivery of FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders), integrated with the existing service.
Initially the primary focus for the post holder is in working with clients accessing treatment through the FREED pathway, though the post holder will also contribute to, and is part of, the broader team; especially as the FREED model is integrated with the other pathways.
The post holder works under the overall supervision of the Senior Eating Disorders Practitioner FREED Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialists, but is required to work autonomously and undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision. In addition, the post holder is expected to engage in considerable liaison with primary care colleagues and other staff both within and outside EPUT.
There are a considerable number of specific eating disorders training opportunities available for you to attend, including CBT-ED, MANTRA and the Maudsley Whole Team Training. We will also support you with up to £6,000 of appraisal-linked training and development over the first 2-3 years in post.
The post holder will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Registered Nurse - Mental Health
- 2 years post registration experience in mental Health
- Understanding responsibilities under the Care programme Approach, Mental Capacity Act, Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment and Child Protection Legislation
- Experience of ensuring that the values including Care, Compassion, Competence, communication, Courage and Commitment are adhered to daily, and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.
- Ability to analyse and present complex information to professional colleagues
This post attracts Fringe Allowance, minimum £1,066 per annum up to a maximum of £1,845 per annum Annual leave entitlement
In line with the Agenda for Change terms and conditions, on appointment to the NHS you will be entitled to 27 days annual leave plus Bank holidays. Your entitlement will increase after 5 years NHS Service to 29 days plus bank holidays per year and then increase again to 33 days plus bank holidays after 10 years service. EPUT Support Services
As a Trust we recognise that the last year has been challenging for us all, but EPUT are proud to support every individual with access to various support services, whether it be in regards to your work or personal life. The types of support that EPUT has available are:
- Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free counselling service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.This is designed to provide you with independent, free and confidential information, advice and support to help you improve your wellness and wellbeing. Free counselling sessions can be offered either via telephone or face to face on a variety of topics.
- Here For You is a new support service in response to the pandemic, specifically for people who work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector or not-for-profit sector. EPUT staff can benefit from receiving support and advice via telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Support with long COVID offering webinars and support groups to raise awareness and provide advice.
- Support with managing stress.
- Occupational Health support via either management or self referrals.
The Trust can offer a generous relocation package of up to £8000, which is dependent on eligibility and offered under specific terms.
For further details please view job description and person specification.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- 2 years post registration experience in mental Health
- Understanding of responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983.
- Understanding responsibilities under the Care programme Approach, Mental Capacity Act, Clinical Governance, Risk Assessment and Child Protection Legislation.
- Evidence of continuing professional/personal development
- Knowledge of community mental health services
- Knowledge of physical & psychological aspects of eating disorders
- Experience of ensuring that the values including Care, Compassion, Competence, communication, Courage and Commitment are adhered to daily, and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust
- Evidence of co-ordinating care for a group of patients.
- Ability to analyse and present complex information to professional colleagues.
- Evidence of personal leadership skills
- Basic Keyboard Skills
- Ability to communicate effectively through verbal/written media
- Ability to inspire confidence in service users, carers and junior staff.
- Ability to set clear objectives/targets and prioritise workload and competing demands
- Experience of working with people with eating disorders
- Skills in working with ambivalence to change
- Advanced keyboard skills
Personal Qualities Essential
- Ability to manage difficult situations sensitively by listening, showing tolerance, and remaining objective.
- Ability to identify barriers to change and develop strategies to overcome them.
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team,
Additional Requirements Essential
- Recognises and respects difference and doesn't discriminate because of these differences.
- Genuine interest in working with client group
- Full UK driving licence
- Ability to work autonomously seeking appropriate supervision when required.
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