Specialist/Highly Specialist CAMHS Eating Disorders Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to the ongoing expansion of the community CAMHS Eating Disorder (ED) team we are able to offer this great opportunity for a highly skilled practitioner to join the team. The ED team are dedicated, highly experienced and are keen to support the development of new staff joining the team.

We are looking to appoint a band 6/7 (dependant on experience) who have a professional qualification and registration as an AHP, Nurse, Social Worker or HCPC registered professional.

The post holder will need a sound knowledge and experience of the needs of young people and their families who present with a significant eating disorder and how to apply psychological approaches in their treatment. The evidence-based intervention is FT-AN and it would be helpful for the post holder to have knowledge of this intervention.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide evidence-based treatment to the young people and families throughout Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county who present with a significant eating disorder. The MDT meet on a weekly basis to consider all referrals into the team; discuss assessments and for complex case discussion, of which the post holder will contribute to this and bring their knowledge and expertise to support the team processes and reflections.

The post holder will offer specialist assessment and treatment for young people who present with a significant eating disorder. They will provide liaison, consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with our partners in paediatrics, inpatient/wider CAMHS. The post holder will be supported to take on a leadership role to ensure service development and provide leadership cover when required to support the service lead. They will offer support and supervision to more junior colleagues, students, and trainees.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

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Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see full details of role and responsibility please see attached job description. For any further questions please contact for conversation.

Person Specification
  • Qualified & Registered as a first level nurse RN3/RN8 (Mental Health/Paediatric). BSc Occupational Therapy. Current registration HCPC, e.g. clinical/counselling psychologist .Masters qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or AFT accredited. Or another core profession such as Social Work, Dietitican, Speech & Language Therapist, HCPC registered professional.

Contractual Requirments
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with young people with an eating disorder eg CBT-E, FT-AN, MFT etc

  • National Eating Disorders Training
  • Staff supervision training Mentorship training

  • Experience of working within CAMHS Eating Disorder services
  • Significant experience of Psychological interventions with families and patients with Eating Disorders. Extensive post registration experience, including experience of working as a senior clinician in mental health services.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with specialist eating disorders units, acute hospitals, GP's etc. with the ability to coordinate and mobilise an acute care plan in high pressured situations.
  • Experience of caseload management, including working with clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training packages regarding mental health and risk

  • Knowledge and experience of leadership and the management of staff within these fields.
  • Experience and skills in Supervision and Appraisal of staff.

  • Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding Adults and Children practice
  • Knowledge of policy drivers for eating disorder services
  • Knowledge of MARSIPAN and NICE guidelines and associated policies

  • Highly developed verbal and written, influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to network and liaise with a wide range of other people and services
  • Specialist and Sound assessment skills including risk assessment and management.
  • Ability to manage complex cases, analyse complex information and offer sound clinical guidance advise and make effective decisions
  • Be committed to empowering the young people that access the service, and promoting and meeting the needs of the socially excluded

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