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Staff Nurse - Eating Disorders Inpatient Services

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum + outer London HCAS
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Eating Disorders
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Staff Nurse - Eating Disorders Inpatient Services

If you are a RMN/RNLD/RCN graduate nurses with a specialist interest in eating disorders, we want to reward your passion.Iris Ward is a QED accredited service, rated as 'Good' by the CQC in September 2019. We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic staff nurses (including newly qualified nurses) to be part of our team on Iris Ward.This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and training in this interesting and specialised area of mental health care. A tailored training programme on caring for patients with eating disorders is provided, as well as training in psychological interventions and physical health interventions. This nursing role on Iris Ward is ideal for someone who is motivated and is inspired to promote positive change.Iris Ward is part of the comprehensive eating disorder service provided at St Ann's Hospital through Specialist Services at BEH Mental Health NHS Trust. St Ann's Eating Disorder Service also comprises a large outpatient department, which provides care and treatment to those with eating disorders in North Central and North East London, and a day programme.Retention SchemeThe successful applicant will join a 3 year retention scheme within the service as outlined below.

Completion of probation and workbook - £1000 - After month 12 Completion of internal family therapy intervention training - £1000 After month 24

Sign off as MANTRA ready - £1000 - After month 36

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of the inpatient nursing team on a ward that provides care and treatment to patients with anorexia, addressing the patients' physical health as well as mental health needs.

To participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team and provide a therapeutic experience to patients, both as a Primary nurse and also as part of the general therapeutic milieu on the ward.

To promote the effective treatment, care and support of clients who have eating disorders.

About us

Iris Ward is part of the comprehensive eating disorder service provided at St Ann's Hospital through Specialist Services at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. St Ann's Eating Disorder Service also comprises a large outpatient department, which provides care and treatment to those with eating disorders in North Central and North East London, and a day programme.

What our staff say about us:

We'd like to say a big thank you to all Iris ward staff for their support and contribution to our learning. It has been wonderful working with you all. Thanks for the skills and knowledge gained from everyone.

We will ensure that you are provided with the additional skills and knowledge in order to provide excellent care, and you will be supported through an induction period when you start. We offer a preceptorship programme and opportunities for clinical and managerial career progression.

You can also see us featured on Louis Theroux's Talking to Anorexia on BBC iPlayer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Ensuring patients care needs are assessed, on admission and a care plan devised at the time of admission to address these needs.

To ensure all patients are discharged in line with the care programme approach policy.Organising the reception of patients and participating in their subsequent care.

Helping to ensure that appropriate needs of individual patients are met by all Unit departments.To provide treatment both individually and in groups to patients with eating disorders.

To contribute to the MDT about clients needs and a well-coordinated care.

To work on the Phoenix Wing treating patients with eating disorders.

Helping to ensure that the ward team adheres to the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation effecting Mental Health Care.

Rendering returns and reports required by senior managers.

Ensuring that the Ward Manager is kept fully informed of ward affairs.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Professional registration with NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing
Desirable
  • ENB 998 (Mentorship Course)
  • CBT/MET
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Desirable
  • Working with patients with eating disorders.
  • Working in NHS setting.
  • Facilitating groups.
  • Supervising junior staff and student nurses.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
  • Organising CPA
  • Good knowledge of medication.
  • Good knowledge of CPR and C&R
  • Good Knowledge of Effects of starvation.
  • Good knowledge of the Complications of eating disorders (AN/BN)
  • Knowledge of MHA 1983
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • To plan, implement and evaluate treatment, applying evidence base practice.
  • To work as a member of the MDTand facilitate productive working relationship.
  • To organize and manage a group of patients (Primary Nurse)
  • Develop good time management skills.
  • To use supervision effectively to address personal and professional development needs.
  • To undertake administrative responsibilities as appropriate and keep accurate records.
  • To liaise effectively with a range of agencies, statutory and non-statutory.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Able to identify and recognize when to seek advice and support concerning clinical issues.
  • IT skills and knowledge of Data Protection.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Essential
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Commitment to service user and carer involvement
Desirable
  • Personal experience of mental health problems.


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