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Specialist Nurse for Children's Eating Disorders

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Shift working pattern
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity to join an award winning Specialist Eating Disorder Service!

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 7 Specialist Nurse to join our award winning service. You will be be based at Yeovil Hospital and will work closely with the Consultant Paediatrician and our highly regarded Community Eating Disorder Team in ensuring children and young people receive excellent care and support.

The service model proposed is rooted within a family-based methodology and uses the Maudsley approach as the core intervention. Additional intervention approaches include CBT-E, and other therapies as appropriate to individual presentation. The team is providing a innovative RO-DBT programme and a rolling Multi Family Therapy programme. The aim of the service is to provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach, with all young people care coordinated through this dedicated service. Initial training has been sourced in the Maudsley approach and continued training and professional development is seen as fundamental in the service specification.

The team are part of the QNCC-ED assurance network and have recently had a very positive peer review.

Main duties of the job

The role will include leading nurse-led clinics and promoting community-based interventions which are least restrictive. For young people requiring admission, you will work with the Paediatric Nursing Team to ensure a personalised care plan is established and delivered holding in mind the wishes of the child and family.

A strong level of clinical expertise in supporting children and young people's mental health within the context of an eating disorder services is essential. There will be a requirement for flexible working which may include some weekend and evening work.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

You'll join a specialist multi-disciplinary team working with children, young people and their families referred for suspected or diagnosed Eating Disorder (ED).

You'll contribute to the delivery of the service offering assessment, formulation and treatment to young people and their families/carers within clinic and service user's homes in addition to clinic based work.

In addition you'll be responsible for liaising and working with other professionals as appropriate, alongside the promotion and development in the service of a therapeutic perspective and the use of therapeutic approaches.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) registered with the NMC.
  • Relevant post qualification in Mental Health appropriate to discipline.
  • Extensive post qualification experience in Mental Health Service.



  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience at band 6.
  • Extensive clinical experience and ability to demonstrate application of advanced clinical skills.
  • Experience of nursing patients who are suffering from mental health difficulties.


  • Experience of maintaining team medical/nursing equipment, stock levels, ordering stock supplies.

Additional Criteria


  • Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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