Nursing Development - Eating Disorder Service

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for three enthusiastic and experienced Band 5 Nurses to join the Specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Service in Hampshire. We are offering an opportunity for nurses to complete a Preceptorship to a Band 6 role within the Team. You will be supporting our senior clinical leads in providing dedicated physical health monitoring clinics and building skills in supporting family based treatment for our patients and families.

We are a busy multi disciplinary team offering both virtual and patient facing delivery from three main Hub areas in Hampshire. We are looking for nurses to join our Winchester and Fareham bases. Home working forms an essential part of the role as well as attending the clinical base up to three times per week.

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioners; preferably with some experience of working with young people but experience with young adults or adults is relevant. We offer relevant training and entry to our Preceptorship programme supporting your career development.

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.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from practitioners who are highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful, with a passion for working creatively and collaboratively with children and young people with eating disorders and their families.

The successful applicant will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with children, young people and families in Hampshire.

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, carer's and the professional network.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative.

The post holder will be required to take on other identified responsibilities suitable for the banding. Experience in systemic working, crisis interventions and physical assessment will be an advantage.

About us

You will be supported within the team by senior clinicians and will work closely with other specialists within the service. Clinical supervision and professional leadership will be provided.

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a trust committed to delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff - and endeavouring to show this by how we do, what we do - that our staff are our greatest asset and that staff wellbeing is a key priority.

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).

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist assessments and nursing interventions to patients within a care group; liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. Have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning.

You will be part of a developing nursing team within the service and the ability to managing conflicting demands and have a 'can do' attitude is essential.

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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