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Senior Nurse - Eating Disorder Service

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Part Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Band 7 Nurse to join the Specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Service in Hampshire for a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week through to 30th August 2022. Supporting our delivery in the South West of Hampshire, supervising nurses and supporting our clinical lead nurse in developing our nursing offer across the service pathways and aligning within the systemic model.

Although based in Winchester, our team are currently offering both virtual and patient facing appointments, and home working forms an essential part of the role as well as attending the clinical base up to two times per week.

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioner; preferably with experience of working with young people but experience with young adults or adults with eating disorders also relevant.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from practitioners who are highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful, with a passion for working creatively and collaboratively with children and young people with eating disorders and their families.

The successful applicant will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with children, young people and families in Hampshire.

Excellent team working will be an essential component to the post. The role will identify and deliver relevant treatments and interventions; liaising where appropriate with families, carer's and the professional network.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative.

The post holder will be required to take on other identified responsibilities suitable for the banding. Experience in systemic working, crisis interventions and physical assessment will be an advantage.

About us

You will be supported within the team by senior clinicians and will work closely with other specialists within the service. Clinical supervision and professional leadership will be provided.

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a trust committed to delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff - and endeavouring to show this by how we do, what we do - that our staff are our greatest asset and that staff wellbeing is a key priority.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within a care group; participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as approved by the HPC
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological working (assessment, formulation and treatment) with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care settings, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of applied psychology.
  • Knowledge and skills in neuropsychology.
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC

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