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Lead Nurse - Eating Disorders

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Senior Nurse to apply for the post of Lead Nurse within the Forward Thinking Birmingham Specialist Eating Disorder Service(SEDS) for children and young adults (0-25) with eating disorder needs.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the Forward Thinking Birmingham Specialist Eating Disorder Service to:

Ensure safe and effective clinical practice

Enhance the children and young people's experience of care

Manage and develop the performance of the team

Contribute to the delivery of the Trust objectives

Main duties of the job

Ensure that patients are able to access treatment within safe and appropriate timeframe, an compliance with Eating disorder access and waiting times standards.

Ensure the team provide a collaborative approach and effective skills in engagement, assessment and care planning with children/young adults and their families who have eating disorders and mental or physical health comorbidities.

Hold a small caseload of complex patients, and support staff with management of complex clinical situations.

Ensure treatment is evidence-based, and that patient-centered recovery principles are used to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate interventions provided by the team to promote recovery and independence.

Have an excellent understanding of the physical health risks and comorbidities for patients with eating disorders, and complications due to low weight and compensatory behaviours

Ensure clinical staff are competent and confident in assessment and monitoring of physical health needs for eating disorder patients.

Ensure clinical staff have sound knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and risk management models for safe practice with patients.

The post holder will ensure nursing staff have access to regular clinical supervision, caseload management, and performance appraisals.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Registered MH nurse with current NMC registration
  • Relevant health care degree or Relevant management experience at Masters level or Evidence of on-going professional development in relation to FTB or young people's mental health.


  • Post-qualification training in one or more additional specialised areas of evidence based practice for patients with Eating Disorders e.g. CBT-E, DBT, MANTRA, FT-AN, FBT



  • Extensive experience of working with eating disorder patients
  • Operational management experience in a senior nurse position, including staff and pathway management
  • Good knowledge of the NICE guidance and Access and Waiting Times standards for Eating Disorder Services (CYP and adults)


  • Experience of contributing to planning and evaluation of services

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Finch road HUB, Forward Thinking Birmingham


B19 1HS

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