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Adult Eating Disorder Specialist Clinical Lead

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
The Adult Eating Disorder services are seeking to appoint a Specialist Clinical Lead who will support the development of Adult Eating Disorders within Durham, Darlington and Teesside as well as having a key role is supporting pathways across the Trust. The successful post holder must have significant experience at a senior professional level working with individuals with an eating disorder and be an approved clinician. The post holder must also have experience of improving services, pathways and successfully worked alongside internal and external stakeholders to enhance the service offered to service users.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to (not exhaustive):
  • Deliver high quality patient care,including providing highly specialist assessment of clients with highly complex, severe and enduring conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of source
  • Delivering the core competencies of an Approved Clinician in relation to having a comprehensive understanding of the key function of the Approved Clinician and Responsible Clinician role, and applied knowledge of the legal policy frameworks, assessment, treatment, care planning multi-disciplinary team leadership, equality and diversity and communication
  • Lead the multi-disciplinary care team in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary care plans
  • Accountable for own professional practice as a Consultant practitioner in the area of Eating Disorders with highly complex mental health conditions.. Care can be delivered in various settings e.g., acute trust wards, GP surgeries, other community settings etc
  • Undertake risk assessment and risk management and provide highly specialist advice to other professionals on aspects of risk assessment and risk management and the high physical risks inherent in the client group
  • Lead in the development, monitoring and evaluation of service improvements in own area and on multidisciplinary teams across the locality (Durham Darlington and Teesside) and support the development of Adult Eating Disorder services across the Trust

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

As a provider working within the North East North Cumbria Provider Collaborative you will join a network of specialist Eating Disorder practitioners who work collaboratively to ensure the the development of services across the North East North Cumbria region.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description for a detailed overview of the post and personal specification

Person Specification



  • Working as a specialist, qualified senior clinician within the designated clinical specialist area and service, including a wide variety of client groups, across the lifespan and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • Exercising clinical responsibility for clients' care within the context of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervision for multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Leads effectively with complex clinical presentations including both individual work and with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency professionals, as appropriate for speciality and service.
  • Leads change management/ service developments in the team and across the speciality or service area as agreed with operational and relevant clinical professional leadership team.



  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist OR Occupational Therapist OR Social Work England registration as a Social Worker OR Registration Mental health/ Learning Disabilities Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Comprehensive portfolio of continued professional development demonstrating high level expertise within the speciality area
  • Statutory approval as an Approved Clinician
  • Completion of NHS Leadership and Management Training

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


West Park Hospital



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