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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate Clinical Nurse specialist? Are you looking for a specialist career pathway? Do you want to be influential in leading and developing new pathways for the future? Then you may be the person we are looking for.

We are currently looking to recruit a keen, enthusiastic, and highly motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service (NCEDS), based at Meridian Business Park, Norwich.

It is a very exciting time to join our service, with plans in place to develop our excellent staff team. As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role in developing services.

For this post and you will be required to work collaboratively and independently within our service.

Developing and improving clinical care form the key elements of this post and you will be required to give expert nursing advice and support to patients, their families/carers, the multidisciplinary team, and other healthcare professionals. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, working within the unique Adult Eating Disorders Team will give you the opportunity to practice a full range of core mental health nursing skills within the multi-disciplinary team.

If you are looking for a new challenge, are passionate about or have an interest in the field of eating disorders and enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community, then we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) ensures that the highest standards of evidenced based nursing care are provided. The post holder will provide specialist nursing within the team, including assessments, psychological therapies and nursing interventions to service users, families and carers

This post is central to the delivery of clinically based therapy, support, education, and training working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will develop and embed evidence based clinical nursing practice within the team.

The CNS is a clinical specialist in adult mental health and is knowledgeable and skilled in working with groups and teams.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To ensure that a psychological approach is maintained by supporting the team and the therapeutic structure including delivering a psychological treatment(s)
  • To take an active part in team reflective practice and any other reflective practices to ensure a good level of insight into therapeutic processes
  • Actively participating in the screening and triage processes
  • Undertaking assessment processes
  • To take a lead role in ensuring that a high standard of multi-disciplinary care planning is in place for a caseload of patients. To ensure that all patient records are accurate and up to date
  • To participate in appropriate research and audit in the clinical field as and when necessary
  • To support the Directorate with the investigation process and learning lessons from serious incidents and complaints
  • To participate in recruitment and selection process of staff when appropriate
  • To develop and participate in the delivery of a clinical supervision structure for team members
  • To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required by the needs of the service at any given time
  • Working and communicating effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver treatment.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
    • Evidence of continuous professional development


    • Leadership qualification
    • Qualification in evidence based psychological therapy relevant to eating disorders



    • Experience of supervising staff, clinically
    • Extensive experience of providing a range of psychological interventions to people
    • Extensive experience of multidisciplinary team working
    • Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
    • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
    • Extensive experience of working within the CPA process including use of the MH act.
    • Extensive understanding of clinical governance


    • Experience of leading nursing staff or teams in practice improvement
    • Lived experience of mental health issues
    • Some experience of working with people with complex eating disorders

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Skills in the delivery of psychological therapies.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including IT such as clinical systems and MS office.
    • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups)
    • Excellent ability to develop good therapeutic relationships, establishing and maintaining communication with individuals, families, carers and groups
    • Advanced knowledge of the Nursing process
    • Knowledge of NICE guidance and other National guidance relevant to delivery of care and safe nursing practice
    • Excellent understanding of the NMC Code and its application in practice


    • Training in delivering a psychological intervention.



    • Ability to travel across sites

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust



    21 Meridian Way, Meridian Business Park,


    NR7 0TA

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