Clinical Nurse Specialist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Warneford Hospital, Oxford
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Nurse Specialist, B7 Adult Community Eating Disorder Team - Oxford

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced mental health nurse to take a senior role within the Adult Community Eating Disorder team in Oxford. This is an exciting time for our team due to significant ongoing investment, service expansion and the development of a new service model.

The service is involved in several initiatives such as the development of a stepped-care model with the aim of delivering CBT for eating disorders by the whole multi-disciplinary team across the community, day, and inpatient services in Oxfordshire. We have also been involved in the development of New Care Models/Provider Collaboratives which has recently won a Parliamentary award.

The post is based at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford. Our service provides assessment and treatment interventions tailored to the needs of adults with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with co-morbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and deliver these within the community. There are opportunities for further training in the evidence based treatments, including regular CBT-E supervision and the service is developing the FREED initiative.

The community team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including: Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nursing staff, Social Worker, Assistant Psychologists, Community Support Workers and team Administrators. We are moving towards the development of a life span service and have good links with colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services and also the Adult Community Eating Disorders service in Buckinghamshire.

The service offers excellent opportunities for supervision, service development, service evaluation and research, teaching and training. We have good supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD, as well as good links with both Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. The service is also committed to evidence-based and evidence generating practice and your role will include the opportunity to be part of service development.

The main component of the role will be in providing high quality specialist nursing care to patients who are referred to the eating disorder service as well as taking a leadership role within the multi-disciplinary team. There will be opportunities to develop skills by working with other colleagues as appropriate. The post holder will be required to offer supervision to other team members and act as Practice Assessor to nursing students and trainees. Support to develop these skills will be offered and the local training course offers support to supervisors through a programme of CPD. Specific support and supervision is provided by other team members including family therapy, psychology and social work colleagues.

The post holder will be ambitious and have a positive attitude and outstanding clinical skills. The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families. If you have particular interests you wish to develop, then please discuss with us.

For a full description please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Please contact Sarah Roberts or Dawn Bagwell-Cox for further information.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sarah Roberts

Job title: Clincial Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: Office 01865 902534 | Mobile: 07884754373

Additional contact information:

Name: Dawn Bagwell-Cox

Job title: Joint Clinical Team Manager

Email Address:

Telephone number: Office 01865 902534 | Mobile 07768 615020

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