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Eating Disorder Practitioner

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024
To work as part of the Sheffield Eating Disorders Service Multi Disciplinary Team based at St George's Community Health Centre. The post holder will work as part of the SEDS team implementing and planning care for our service users with eating disorders, in collaboration with the MDT.

The post holder will work with patients who are attending St George's, in their own homes and within the acute hospitals.

The post holder will work in partnership with service users and other agencies to ensure effective liaison and communication.

The successful applicant will maintain professional responsibility whilst exercising autonomous professional and clinical judgement within the overall framework of SHSC, and the relevant professional registration bodies (NMC).

Main duties of the job

  • Undertaking holistic assessments including risk assessment as part of the Scheduled Care Pathway. Escalating perceived assessed risk to the MDT and developing treatment packages based on a collaborative formulation of the clients' needs.
  • Ensure that all clients have a clearly defined and agreed collaborative care plan, designed to meet their needs and to provide the agreed intervention.
  • Monitoring the care and treatment and wellbeing of clients with eating disorders and liaising where appropriate with primary care and other services.
  • Collecting relevant data e.g. PROMS to evaluate and review treatment at appropriate intervals using both client's self-report and service outcome measures. Ensure all clients receive appropriate follow up.
  • Case management and liaison with services/clients and any other agencies that may be identified.
  • Providing progress reports and maintaining effective communication and liaison with referrers.
  • Maintaining appropriate health records as per the service and Trust policy.
  • Managing a caseload in line with relevant policies.
  • Working with clients who have eating disorders and who require ongoing support to manage their needs.
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and training sessions as required and directed.
  • To participate in clinical and Care Planning Meeting outside of the Eating Disorders Service to provide specialist advice and facilitate cross-referrals.


  • About us

    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is a major employer and provider of services. Our Service Users, Carers and Staff are central, and our Values are important, to the delivery of high-quality care. We actively seek out individuals who share these values:
    • Working together for service users
    • Respect and kindness
    • Everyone counts
    • Commitment to quality
    • Improving lives


    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    This position is for a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with additional training, experience or a special interest in eating disorders. The role requires an individual who is committed to team working and has the flexibility to work with clients who may be resistant or ambivalent about change on a one-to-one basis. This role requires a dynamic person who is able to work autonomously, whilst retaining responsibility for managing/planning and caring for a group of acute and chronically unwell patients. This role will include a requirement for training which will be provided to support the post holder to be competent in carrying out required physical health observations. The post holder will work closely with an experienced multi-disciplinary team who will provide ongoing training, direct supervision and support. The post holder will provide advice and consultation to primary care, mental health teams, acute hospitals and other relevant agencies.
  • To provide a specialist eating disorders clinical service, which includes managing an agreed caseload inclusive of managing and supporting mental and physical health risk.
  • Clinical work includes developing eating disorder treatment care plans alongside the MDT.
  • Working alongside other team members, you will be supported to participate in the triage of incoming referrals to the service.
  • Undertaking holistic assessments including risk assessment as part of the Scheduled Care Pathway. Escalating perceived assessed risk to the MDT and developing treatment packages based on a collaborative formulation of the clients needs.
  • Ensure that all clients have a clearly defined and agreed collaborative care plan, designed to meet their needs and to provide the agreed intervention.
  • Monitoring the care and treatment and wellbeing of clients with eating disorders and liaising where appropriate with primary care and other services.
  • Collecting relevant data e.g. PROMS to evaluate and review treatment at appropriate intervals using both clients self-report and service outcome measures. Ensure all clients receive appropriate follow up.
  • Working in partnership with service users and their relatives providing support where appropriate to ensure their engagement in treatment.
  • Case management and liaison with services/clients and any other agencies that may be identified.
  • Providing progress reports and maintaining effective communication and liaison with referrers, General Practitioners and other relevant professionals/agencies including in patient areas.
  • Maintaining appropriate health records as per the service and Trust policy.
  • Managing a caseload in line with relevant policies, using strategies to minimise unplanned activity.
  • Working with clients who have eating disorders and who require ongoing support to manage their needs.
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and training sessions as required and directed.


  • Person Specification

    Knowledge and Skills

    Essential

    • oThe ability to assess, analyse and interpret complex situations and information and act/react appropriately.
    • oThe ability to assess and manage risks arising from a service users mental or physical health condition.
    • oExcellent interpersonal and communication skills to be able to effectively deliver therapeutic interventions.


    Desirable

    • oPrevious work with people with eating disorders
    • oAbility to work innovatively and to incorporate new developments into practice.


    Training and Qualifications

    Essential

    • oFirst level professional nursing qualification.


    Desirable

    • oEvidence of advanced qualification.


    Experience

    Essential

    • oExperience of managing a caseload.
    • oExperience of working with clients with related difficulties e.g., depression or complex emotional problems.


    Desirable

    • oExperience of working with families.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    St George's Community Health Centre

    Winter Street

    Sheffield

    S3 7ND

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    457-24-6059371

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