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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a confident & compassionate Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The Eating Disorder Intensive Treatment Hub are looking for a motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist with the right skills to complement our small multidisciplinary team.You will work within our newly commissioned Day service and network closely with our existing community teams helping families and young people to thrive. As a new service there will be lots of opportunity for contributing to the new model of care for eating disorders in the region.

We will provide Supervision, reflective practice, training, and opportunities for professional development. We are passionate about improving standards and service user/carer experiences.

We would love to meet you if you have experience working with children and young people with eating disorders but also If you're an experienced nurse who hasn't worked in eating disorders before, you will have many transferable skills to bring to the role and our experienced team members can support you to grow and develop.

This role will initially be based at our Ida Darwin site in Fulbourn before relocating in approx. 12 months (date TBC) toour Brookside Family Consultation Clinic in Cambridge.

Main duties of the job

o The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a clinical leader who ensures that the highest standards of evidenced based nursing care are provided. The post holder will provide inspirational specialist nursing leadership within the multi-disciplinary team, including specialist assessments and nursing interventions to young people and their families.o This post is central to the delivery of clinically based support, education, training and development of the team. Working in partnership with the Team Manager and Clinical Lead the post holder will develop and embed evidence based clinical nursing practice within the team through implementation and facilitation of clinically based education, training and skills development for nurses.o The CNS is a clinical specialist in Child and Adolescent mental health and is knowledgeable and skilled in leading groups and teams. The CNS will have their own area of clinical skill/interest and will provide direct clinical work within the service.o The CNS will work collaboratively with the leadership team and MDT to achieve service and directorate objectives.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

1. To take a lead role in ensuring that a high standard of multi-disciplinary care planning is in place and to be accountable for the nursing contribution to the process. To ensure that the multi-disciplinary team provide accurate and high-quality patient records2. Responsibility for overseeing physical health equipment and resources and maintaining robust physical risk management plans for service users3. To undertake staff supervision and engage with group supervision and reflective practice.4. To support the team to improve their knowledge in the context of their job roles and the service.5. To maintain personal and professional development by providing direct clinical work to young people and their families with appropriate evidence-based intervention e.g. FT-AN, FT-BN, CBT-E etc.6. To participate and support in delivering parent/ carer and siblings psychoeducation groups and multi-family therapy.7. To participate in research and audit in the clinical field8. To encourage and develop service user and carer involvement.9. To support the Directorate with the investigation process and learning lessons from serious incidents and complaints10. To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required by the service manager.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health or Registered Nurse Paediatric


  • Qualification in a therapy i.e. CBT.



  • Experience of working with Children and their parents


  • Post qualifying experience of working with eating disorders

Skills & abilities


  • Strong ability to innovate and implement change
  • Skills in influencing, empowering, developing and shaping the behaviours of others.

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Advanced specialist knowledge of Nursing assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Ida Darwin

Fulbourn, Cambridge

CB21 5EE

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