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Mental Health Nurse for Specialist Eating Disorder Service

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust are looking to recruit a Band 6 registered mental health nurse, within the specialist eating disorders service based at St Ann's Hospital. The service provides inpatient, outpatient and day programme services for patients across a large area of London. The post holder will work as a member of the day programme team, providing care and treatment to patients who are working on recovery from an eating disorder, addressing patients' physical and mental health needs.

You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and use nursing skills in variety of different settings and with a variety of complex needs. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in this specialist field and work alongside a knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated MDT, active in research, education and training. Specialist training and professional development, learning and teaching opportunities are integral to the post.

Main duties of the job

The day programme is a recovery focused service offering a full-time intensive group programme. Your role will include holding a caseload of patients with diverse and complex needs and taking responsibility for the physical health management of patients on the programme. You will also be responsible for planning and facilitating therapeutic groups and offering meal support for patients as part of the programme. Other responsibilities include working closely with and deputising for the day programme manager as required, supervising, teaching and instructing junior staff, including students.

You will have strong engagement and motivation skills, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, self-management skills and the ability to work effectively in a team. We are looking for a dynamic individual who approaches challenges with creativity and enthusiasm and has a passion for helping individuals make life changing steps towards recovery and management of their eating disorder.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Nursing Degree/Diploma
  • Minimum of 18 months post qualification experience.
  • Experience of working within a specialist area of mental health nursing.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and of involving users and carers ensuring that nursing practice is culturally sensitive.
  • Experience of leading a team to achieve objectives and high standards of patient care.
  • Experience of promoting and developing multi-disciplinary team working within the team.
  • Experience of writing reports and acting as an advocate for service users.
  • Ability to manage a caseload of patients with varying degrees of severity
  • Ability to carry out basic physical monitoring e.g. vital signs monitoring, blood sugar monitoring, ECG
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload to balance clinical and other service priorities.
  • IT skills and knowledge of Data Protection
  • To undertake administrative responsibilities as appropriate and keep accurate records
  • To use supervision effectively to address personal and professional development needs.

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