Skip to main content

This job has expired

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Feeding and Eating Disorders

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 May 2024

View more

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist Post within The CAMHS Feeding and Eating Disorders Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Recruitment is open to a band 7 with the requisite skills and knowledge. All registered nurses with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience are encouraged to apply.

The Multi-Disciplinary Team is made up of highly experienced Nurses, Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Psychotherapist, Dieticians, Occupational Therapist and Family Therapist.

The candidate will require a good level of experience of working with patients with an Eating/Feeding Disorders within a ward or community setting and will work autonomously within a committed and skilled team.

They will be an effective communicator and will be involved in the assessment & treatment of patients and families and the ongoing development of the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide information, clinical advice and support to children experiencing feeding or eating or eating care.
  • To be an, knowledgeable and visible practitioner within the service ensuring the provision of high quality evidence-based nursing care for the children and their families.
  • Liaise with clinical, non-clinical and facilities staff in order to maintain a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment for the children, families, visitors and staff.
  • To act as an advocate for the child and family ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.
  • Liaise with other agencies including Primary Care Teams, schools, social services, CAMHS and local Paediatricians as appropriate.
  • Ensure that each child within their caseload has a named lead clinician and designated care coordinator to coordinate their care and ensure a smooth ongoing journey through effective admissionand discharge planning throughout the patient journey.
  • Ensure effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team both internally and externally to the Trust, other hospital departments, relatives and visitors.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Nursing, and Service Lead set, develop and monitor clinical and non clinical performance standards, taking action as required.
  • Develop and maintain the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill the requirements of the role.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • On the relevant part of the NMC register i.e Mental Health Register
  • Possession of a relevant honours degree
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification



  • Demonstrates Compassion In Practice
  • Sufficient experience at band 5/6 level or equivalent, including within relevant clinical environment
  • Understanding of professional and current developments and issues in children's nursing and within Eating and Feeding Disorders
  • Child protection procedures
  • Handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues



  • Excellent relevant clinical skills
  • Excellent managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Self-discipline and good time management to support periods of lone working.
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change
  • Computer literate (word processing, PowerPoint presentation)
  • Communication and listening skills
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Be flexible with hours


  • Phlebotomy skills, as appropriate

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert