Specialist Nurse - Eating Disorder Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced nurse with experience or a passion for working with children, young people and families with eating disorders? We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician to join our growing multidisciplinary team working from our West Hub base in Winchester.

We are looking to recruit someone who is highly motivated and with a passion to learn skills in working with young people with eating disorders and their families. Previous experience working with those with eating disorders will be an advantage although experience of working with children, young people and families would also be considered.

Excellent team working will be an essential component to the post. The role will identify and deliver relevant treatments and interventions; liaising where appropriate with families, carers and the professional network. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative and an ability to work with a range of different presenting needs. The post holder will be required to take on other identified responsibilities suitable for the banding.

This is a permanent post and is part of a wider, well established nursing discipline within the county where professional development and innovative work is actively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking the following duties:
  • To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk. To develop alongside the service user their care plan.
  • To offer specialist nursing assessment and advice where required.
  • To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.
  • To act within the NMC code of conduct at all times.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

The Hampshire CAMHS eating disorder team is developing operational delivery across the County of Hampshire. The team describe the environment as 'well led, with the support of a range of clinical staff and leadership to develop professionally' we offer training specifically for the role.

You will be workingin partnership with the individual service user and their families and carers as appropriate to ensure the delivery of the care plan, and to enable the development of a plan to facilitate their safety, promote their well being and support their independence and inclusion in the community, by using recognised age appropriate self management tools where applicable.

You will contribute to a family based model of treatment that will develop your systemic and risk management skills in a specialist environment.

No one day is the same, our nurses can be running busy treatment clinics, supporting specialist assessments and working from both clinical bases and home working, on occasion. We offer flexibility, career progression and a supportive team culture.

You will be supported by a range of clinical supervision and training across Sussex Partnership and within Hampshire CAMHS.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be a core member of the team, using specialist health assessments.
  • To provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions relevant to the care group and have knowledge of evidence based models of practice.
  • To develop professional networks and keep abreast of local resources; third sector partners, primary care, housing, education, social care and other statutory organisations in order to ensure that the service user is able to navigate the full health and social care system.
  • To establish robust communication networks with clients carers and other health workers and agencies.
  • To promote awareness of the professional role within the team and across the service.
  • To demonstrate effective communication skills with people in an age appropriate way and those whose understanding may be impaired.
  • Communicate effectively with junior staff on a timely basis ensuring systems exist so that staff, are informed.
  • To apply highly specialist skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice.
  • Support a team based learning culture.
  • Facilitate local multidisciplinary learning groups and practice development initiatives.
  • To contribute to the induction, training of students and other staff both within or external to the Trust.
  • To ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards and to provide specialist reports relevant to practice setting.
  • To keep accurate and timely electronic record of each contact, using eCPA and other software programmes used by the Trust. Complete outcome measures as required.
  • To adhere to the Nursing & Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, professional standards and ethics and comply with local and national standards of practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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