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Clinical Nurse Specialist (RMN) - CYP Eating Disorders Day Programme

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for an RMN to join our Eating Disorders Day Programme Service for children and young people based in the London's Kensington & Chelsea.

The service is a collaboration between CNWL and CW+ Best for You charity of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Our amazing new building opposite the hospital has been co-designed with young people.

This is an integrated paediatric-CAMHS Eating Disorders Day Programme providing an enhanced level of care in the community following specialist inpatient treatment and step-up care from the community for young people with eating disorders and complex physical and psychiatric co-morbidity. The service provides a structured and time limited programme of interventions delivered by a multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will be part of a wider multidisciplinary team holding responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of senior nursing input to children and young people and their families/cares and advice and consultation on their care to colleagues and the professional network.

Main duties of the job

  • To liaise with the Multidisciplinary Team to facilitate the smooth transition for patients to the service
  • To take a lead role in the nursing assessment of all referrals
  • To collaborate closely on clinical and managerial matters with service leads for the day Programme
  • To act as care co-ordinator for day patients
  • To ensure that all day patients have a nursing care plan that is regularly reviewed in collaboration with the patient
  • To act as group facilitator/co-facilitator as required, including supervision of meals in dining room, as well as inpatient and day patient groups
  • To take a lead nursing role in day patient and team review meetings
  • To ensure that planning of care occurs within the framework of CPA, that relevant local and national guidelines are adhered to
  • To liaise and work with the families and/or carers of patients. To provide individualised family work in conjunction with the family therapist
  • To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families/carers
  • To provide supervision, and conduct appraisals
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management of individual patients and their families
  • To liaise and work with the families and/or carers of patients. To provide individualised family work in conjunction with the family therapist

About us

The Eating Disorders team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision.This is a great opportunity to join our team to support in the delivery of high-quality children's eating disorders services for North West London. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

Job description Job responsibilities

See Job Description for a detailed description of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • oRMN
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oMentorship Training
  • oEvidence of regular updating in nursing clinical practice since qualification
  • oMotivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) Training
  • oDegree or Post Graduate qualification relevant to the post
Previous Experience Essential
  • oPrevious post registration experience
  • oExperience in Eating Disorders or working with eating difficulties within a ward setting
  • oExperience of working therapeutically with complex children, young people and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • oExperience of working with complex children, young people with eating disorders and their families
  • oExperience in mental health care including mental health assessment and risk assessment
  • oExperience of completing a nursing assessment and formulating a safe care plan
  • oExperience of managing a case load of patients and care co ordination within a ward or community setting
  • oExperience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • oUse of therapeutic interventions within mental health settings i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • oExperience of supervising or working with student nurses
  • oProviding consultation
  • oExperience of working in a CAMHS or ED ward setting
  • oEvidence of skills & experience transferable to Eating Disorders
  • oTherapy skills training relevant to working in eating disorders
  • oExperience of completing a specialist assessment for patients with a range of eating disorders within a community setting
  • oDeveloping a specialist area on behalf of the Service/ or local team
  • oDeveloping policies and protocols
  • oSupervising less experienced members of staff
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN and Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of regular updating in nursing clinical practice since qualification

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