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Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist (CAMHS Eating Disorders Outreach)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of Inner London HCAs
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust are seeking to recruit three full time enthusiastic and skilled Band 7 Clinicians (Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Nurse, Family Therapist) to join the CYP - Community Eating Disorders Service. The postholders will play key roles in an exciting new addition to our service: an Integrated Eating Disorder Outreach Team.

We are delighted that a significant investment has been made by the South London Partnership (SLP) Provider Collaborative to enhance eating disorder outreach provision across South London. 14.5 WTE of new clinical posts will be shared equally between, and embedded within, the two CAMHS community eating disorder services at MCCAED and SWLSTG, to create two 'halves' of an integrated outreach team.

The CYP-Community Eating Disorders Service provides an outpatient service to the five boroughs served by SWLSTG. The service has close links with the in-patient specialist eating disorders unit (Wisteria Ward) on site, outpatient consultant paediatric care provided on site as part of the MDT, and brief inpatient paediatric care at nearby St George's Hospital. We are an expanding, highly specialist team, combining expertise in CYP eating disorders with specialist mental health provision for young people.

Main duties of the job

The successful post-holder will provide clinical services including assessment, treatment, and monitoring of outcomes and the provision of clinical supervision, consultation and training. The post holders will also contribute to service evaluation, research and policy development. There are many opportunities available within the service in relation to continued professional development.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority candidates as they are currently under-represented within the team at this level.

Key responsibilities:
  • Assessment and management of young people with eating disorders
  • Assessment and management of common comorbidities including depression, anxiety, self-harm and OCD
  • Contribution to audit and research
  • Contribution to service development and service management
  • Provision of clinical supervision, consultation and training to other professionals

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our �150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KR1 Clinical and Client Care
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions for clients within the eating Disorders Integrated Outreach Service. This will include specialist interventions for young people aged 2-17 years and their families.
  • To provide culturally appropriate psychotherapeutic/clinical interventions with carers or families of referred clients when required.
  • To assess and monitor risk and draw up appropriate risk management plans.
  • To act as care coordinator taking responsibility for initiating, planning and reviewing care plans, CPA co-ordination and meetings.

KR2 Contributing to team or service clinical functioning
  • To contribute to the effective working of the eating Disorders Integrated Outreach Team and to the multi-disciplinary formulation-based psychotherapeutic framework for the service.
  • To contribute to the team or services delivery of accessible and acceptable services to diverse local communities.
  • To be proactive in challenging discrimination and support the development of culturally competent services.
  • To liaise with referrers, GPs and other professionals concerned with clients in order to develop and review care plans.

KR3 Policy and service development
  • To implement policies and procedures in own area of work, and to propose improvements or beneficial changes.
  • To contribute to the consultation and engagement of service users in planning and delivering services which meet the needs of local communities.
  • To contribute to service development through undertaking and participating in appropriate projects.

KR4 Care or management of resources
  • To take care of, and use carefully, the Trusts equipment and physical resources.
  • To ensure that the post-holder has sufficient resources by estimating future needs and requesting or ordering supplies as needed.

KR5 Management and supervision
  • To be responsible for the allocation and/or clinical supervision of the work of trainees / assistants if required, under supervision from a more senior clinician.
  • To supervise trainees within own area of specialism after completion of the relevant Training Courses Supervision Training.

KR6 Teaching and Training
  • To provide occasional specialist training in psychotherapeutic approaches to care to other professions as appropriate.
  • To disseminate research and service evaluation findings through presentations and published articles.

KR7 Record-keeping and Information Governance
  • To ensure that all information generated by own work is recorded as required by Trust policies and local procedures.
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing, according to professional and Trust guidelines, including electronic data entry.

KR8 Research and development
  • To undertake regular complex service evaluation, audits or research relevant to service needs.

KR9 Maintaining professional standards and continuing professional development
  • To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from a more senior clinician according to professional regulations and Trust guidelines.
  • To ensure own Continuing Professional Development in line with Trust Personal Development Plan requirements and professional regulations in line with Standards for Continuing Professional Development.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in professional and clinical practice and of relevant legislation and policies.
  • To comply with the relevant registration bodys standards of conduct, performance and ethics and standards of proficiency, and ensure professional development in line with these.
  • To adhere to the relevant regulatory Professional Practice Guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

KR10 General
  • To travel to locations as appropriate and across the Trust geography, when required.
  • To be aware of risk relating to aggressive and challenging behaviour amongst the client group, and follow trust policies relating to its management.
  • To respond appropriately and professionally to emotionally distressing situations and challenging behaviours and to support others involved in such situations.

Person Specification



  • oDoctorate in Clinical Psychology, or MSc PG Diploma or Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or equivalent nursing or family therapy qualification . (A/I)
  • oRegistration (or eligibility for registration) with the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist or equivalent professional registration with AFT, UKCP, NMC.
  • oAdditional training in psychotherapeutic interventions (A/I)



  • oExperience of receiving clinical supervision across a range of client needs. (A/I)
  • oExperience of psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of clients with a range of mental health needs of a complex nature. (A/I)
  • oExperience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities. This may have been gained through work, research, volunteering and / or lived experience. (A/I)
  • oExperience of developing and carrying out research projects. (A/I)


  • oThe Trust encourages and welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We see this as valuable and recognise the positive impact this experience can have on the work we do. (A/I)
  • oExperience of assessment and treatment of clients with eating disorders.. (A/I)
  • oExperience of group interventions with young people and parents/carers (A/I)
  • oExperience of psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of clients engaging in challenging behaviour (A/I)

Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust


Springfield Hospital


SW17 7DJ

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