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Eating Disorders Specialist Clinician

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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The Specialist Eating Disorders Service has expanded to offer early intervention and treatment to those adults presenting with an eating disorders to the Community Mental Health Teams and young people transitioning from CAMHS. As part of this exciting development an opportunity has arisen for an experienced Specialist Clinician who is either registered as: an Occupational Therapist, an RMN or a Dietitian to join the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Specialist Eating Disorders Service.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the team to develop and deliver the implementation of individual, group and family treatment programmes that address the complex physical, psychological and psychosocial needs of the clients and their families/carers enabling the safe, efficient and high quality delivery and development of eating disorder services in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Applicants should have significant and extensive knowledge and experience of working with eating disorders.

The Specialist Eating Disorders Service aims to ensure that service provision for eating disorders is high quality, innovative, and equitably delivered across Gwent, with a focus on early detection and intervention, inclusivity, person centred, relationship based, recovery focused and trauma informed.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job will be
  • To work as Registered Practitioner within a community team which accepts referrals from a wide range of multi-agency partners as well as providing an effective and timely response to urgent referrals.o The post holder will take a lead role in the development of effective and preventative Eating Disorders interventions. They will have a range of skills and knowledge base to deliver clinical aspects of the role and will be competent to complete the work as an autonomous practitionerwithin professional practice guidelines.o The post holder will provide professional expertise in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and have a good knowledge of the psychological, physical and social consequences affect young people and adults with an eating disorder. They will be required to provide a range of interventions, including consultations, mental state assessments, risk assessment, family liaison.o To offer advice training and consultation to colleagues in Primary and Secondary care, GPs, DGH's, carers and multi-agency partners.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Dietitian. Current Registration Post Basic Courses / relevant Study Days. Evidence of CPD. Post Registration Study to Master's level in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Profession specific additional qualifications (i.e. nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, FBT, IPT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice).



  • Significant post qualification clinical experience relevant to the post. Advanced knowledge and application of current best practice in Eating Disorders. Experience of working with people with serious mental health problems. Experience of working independently and setting own priorities. Previous experience of working with people who have eating disorders and co-morbid illness. A working knowledge of potential psychological, physiological and psychiatric complications of Eating Disorders. Significant clinical experience of specialist care planning & case management/care coordination (including complex clinical risk assessment & management) within a mental health setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Maindiff Court Hospital

Ross Rd



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