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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Staff Nurses to be a member of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the leadership of the newly developed Eating Disorder Day Patient Service based at St George's Hospital, Stafford.The post holder will be responsible for supervising staff members booking clinics and overseeing the delivery of the programme. Further duties include, undertaking rehabilitation activities for this patient group.Interventions which will also include therapeutic, social support activities, psycho educational groups, food related rehabilitation tasks, relapse prevention physical health monitoring and risk management.

(Please note, this advert may close early if a high number of suitable applicants are received)

Main duties of the job

This post will provide the opportunity to engage in individual and group work carried out in the day patient unit and in appropriate community settings under the direction of the Occupational Therapy, Clinical Lead and Operational Lead. The post holder will deliver an occupational therapy programme set up by the Occupational Therapist and Eating Disorders Day Patient Team and will be expected to implement, evaluate, prioritise, and contribute to this programme under supervision and will be expected to liaise closely with the qualified nurse therapists.

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

To work as part of a team providing an Occupational Therapy service for patients referred to the Eating Disorders Day Patient Programme. This will involve implementing and modifying interventions related to areas of psycho-education, leisure, communication, independent living, educational and work skills. To use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills and observation and evaluation of the patients progress. To be part of a patient centered service where the needs of the individual will determine the types of intervention. This will mean that the post holder will work across a variety of therapeutic activities, psycho education groups, shopping, meals / snacks out, cooking portioning relaxation etc. (this is not an exclusive list). To support patients to practice their skills and re gain their confidence and independence which may be done in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team. To implement treatment programmes according to individual needs and in conjunction with qualified staff to implement the discharge process. This will entail the use of encouragement, motivation, negotiation, reassurance and training skills as well as discussing with patients / carers their progress, as appropriate. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

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.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrate working knowledge /understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Willingness to undertake further training.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current thinking and guidance in the management of eating disorders.
  • Ability to effectively formulate risk management plans and to evaluate regularly.


  • Commitment of working within the specialist field of Eating Disorders.
  • Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Chads House, St George's Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3AG

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