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Mental Health Nurse - Band 5-6 Development or Band 6

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a registered Mental Health Nurse, to join our Eating Disorders Service.We welcome applicants who are already practicing at band 6 or those who wish to develop their skills to progress from band 5 to 6.

Derbyshire Eating Disorder Service was established in 2007, it is a specialist team which provides an evidence based service to people with primary eating disorders. The existing team covers the City of Derby and the County of Derbyshire providing a high quality therapeutic service, delivering clinical interventions to clients with eating disorders and their families or carers.

The service also provides consultation and advice to a wide range of professionals. In addition the service has close working relationships with other eating disorders services in the East Midlands region.

Work will be across the Eating Disorders Team with part of the role in the FREED team, which is an early intervention service for 18-25year olds with an untreated eating disorder of three years or less.

Internal and external training opportunities will be available to help you develop your skills.

If you have an interest in this complex and rewarding work and would like to be part of a progressive innovative and very supportive team then we would like to hear from you.

Please note, if a high volume of applications is received, this advert may close early so please ensure you submit your application without delay.

Please note, provisional interview date of Monday 14th July

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting role within our team, to enable professional development in this specialist area.

The post involves you taking a significant role in trying to engage service users, helping with assessments and the delivery therapeutic interventions. In addition you will be expected to hold a caseload of service users with primary eating disorders, acting as care co-ordinator.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to be a good communicator and team player, maintaining good working relationships both inside and outside the trust. The current multi professional team comprises a Service Manager, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists, CBT therapists, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers and Administrators.

We have a blended approach to working with our service users with both online and face to face appointments provided. You will need to be prepared to travel to see clients and be flexible to meet the demands of the job.

There is the expectation that you will take part in all relevant training for the post and take part in managerial and clinical supervision.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council under RN Part 3/13 (Mental Health Nurse)
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Completion of Preceptorship


  • Training in Eating Disorders

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the principles of safety planning and risk assessment.
  • Knowledge around interventions relevant to client group
  • Knowledge of care planning


  • Experience of Working with Eating Disorders

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Unity Mill

Derwent Street


DE56 1WN

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