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Staff Nurse (RMN) Specialist Eating Disorder In-Patient Unit

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RMN Staff Nurse to join our Specialist Eating Disorder In-patient Unit, Eating Disorders Service.

Based at The Kinver Ward, Stafford.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to further develop your skills and competencies as a Registered Nurse?

We understand that as a specialist service it may be difficult to fully gain an understanding of the role and supporting patients with an eating disorder. We would therefore like to invite any Student and Registered Nurses that are interested in the role to visit the ward or undertake a shadow shift prior to application.As a Band 5 Nurse, you will find that much of your time is spent in face to face contact with our patients as this job puts patient care central to all that we do.Welcome to MPFT Payment available - �5,000**

** Welcome to MPFT Payment - up to half paid on commencement of role and remainder paid following 12 months of employment** Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early if there are a high number of applications.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative individual with a genuine interest in working in the specialist field of eating disorders. This individual may have experience working within Eating Disorders Services or be keen to develop their skills in both physical health and specialist psychiatric care.

This is an exciting role and is full of professional and personal reward. It will provide lots of variety from planning, implementing and evaluating the holistic care provided to our patients through to supporting them at meal times and throughout their stay within our In-patient Unit.

About you - Do you:
  • Relish a role where no two days are ever the same?
  • Thrive being part of a diverse and dynamic multi-disciplinary team?
  • Aspire to achieving the best possible outcomes for patients?
  • Are flexible and your approach is person-centred?
  • Desire to develop and learn new skills and to use these to improve care to patients?
  • Feel confident working in an environment that can, at times, be challenging.

If so, then this role is for you!

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver a high quality clinical service to patients and their families and carers.
  • Participate in therapeutic group work programmes, taking the lead where appropriate.
  • Take charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager and Deputy Ward Manager.
  • Administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
  • Maintain timely data collection and regular inputting of information through the use of data collection systems eg daily diaries / RiO, Safeguard.
  • Facilitate the discharge or transfer of the client to other services where appropriate.
  • Ensure that practice is evidence-based paying particular attention to the Trusts Guidelines, Policies, Protocols and Pathways.
  • Liaise with and advise patients and carers, local authority, Primary Care teams and other statutory bodies and third sector agencies.
  • Communicate sensitive information to carers and relatives.

  • If you wish further information please contact Joann Wisehall, Ward Manager or Faith Edensor-Ward, Clinical Lead Nurse on 01785 783113.Please also see the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications & Training


    • Registered Mental Health Nurse on NMC Register.



    • Experience of formulating assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting people within a hospital setting.
    • Experience of providing care and interventions within mental health settings.


    • Has experience of working with Eating Disorders within an in-patient setting.

    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


    • Demonstrate working knowledge / understanding of evidence based practice.
    • Ability to assess and evaluate complex mental health conditions.
    • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach.

    Personal Attributes


    • Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the service.
    • Ability to demonstrate the positive application of our behaviours: Respectful. Honest and Trustworthy. Caring and Compassionate. Taking the time to talk and listen. Working together and leading by example.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    St Chad's House, St Georges Hospital

    Corporation Street


    ST16 3AG

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