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CAHMS Eating Disorder Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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The CAMHs team is part of a supportive and innovative child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) in Southampton. The aim of this service is to support a child/young person in continuing with their mental health recovery at home with their families with the right support and most importantly the least restrictive.

This is a new role within the Solent CAMHS West portfolio and is an exciting development opportunity for a Band 5 nurse to gain experience across the Specialist CAMHS team within the Eating Disorder Pathway. A preceptorship would be put into place, and the post holder would progress to band 6 after 12-months and be guaranteed a post.

The post holder will be embedded within the eating disorder pathway, working with young people and their families who present with a significant eating disorder and apply evidence-based practice in their treatment.

You will provide liaison, consultation, and support to other agencies.

All young people who are accepted to the service will follow a structured Programme, in line with relevant NICE guidelines. Interventions are delivered by a multi-disciplinary clinical team comprising of: Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Worker, Dietitian, Family Therapist, Assistant Psychologists and Managerial Support.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would be professionally registered and be supported to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision and support.

The post holder will work under supervision of senior colleagues to develop skills to become an autonomous and accountable nurse within our integrated teams. This will involve the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and effective liaison with all agencies involved with the service user.

This is a new role within the Solent CAMHS West portfolio and is an exciting development opportunity for a Band 5 nurse to gain experience working across the Specialist CAMHS team.

You will be working alongside an established CAMHS team at an important time in our development. It really is an exciting time to be joining Southampton CAMHS as we push forward with implementing new ways of working in order to best meet the needs of the population we work with.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Nationally recognised core qualification - RN, RMN
  • Professional Qualification at first degree level or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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