Psychological Therapist / Nurse Therapist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Coventry & Warwickshire
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Psychological Therapist / Nurse Therapist - Band 7

The service has recently secured substantial funding to transform community services for adults with severe eating disorders. We are significantly increasing our capacity to provide assessment and treatment for patients and their carers.

We would welcome applicants who are as excited as we are by this service development and the opportunity it provides to improve patient care, reduce the need for inpatient admission/length of stay, and contribute to the evidence base to find effective ways to help this population. We would of course welcome experienced clinicians, but we are also keen to develop the skills and experience of staff who are new to the field, through training, supervision, and the opportunity to work alongside our existing experienced clinical MDT.

This significant expansion of the service will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to shaping and evaluating new ways of working in the field.

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Main duties of the job


You will be part of an expanding multi-disciplinary team. Our current team members have an international reputation for the treatment of people with an eating disorder. Our current patients have access to psychological therapists trained and supervised in NICE recommended treatments for eating disorders as well as innovative therapeutic models. We will provide successful applicants with Health Education England and other training in these models and offer access to regular clinical supervision to support your practice and develop your skills.

We have strong links with our colleagues in our local Children and Young People's Eating Disorder services and our adult Mild to Moderate Eating Disorder service and aspire to an all age ED community service. There will be opportunities to work with these colleagues to develop your knowledge and skills in working with clients transitioning between services.

About us

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) provides Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community services to people of all ages living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We also provide some specialist Learning Disability in patient services to a wider geographical area.

Rated Goodby CQC, the Trust is an organisation that is continuously improving and we would welcome interest from individuals who want to join us to make a difference. We areembedding our QI (quality improvement) approach to transforming services and need strong leadership if this is going to make a difference to improving care for our patients.

We have strong links with Warwick University and its Medical School and growing research partnerships with Warwick and Coventry Universities. We are a teaching Trust with Medical students from both Warwick University and Buckingham Medical School; and postgraduate trainees in all our specialities.

There are many exciting new developments as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation program, and we are seeking committed and energetic individuals to join us in our journey. Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The postholders will work in collaboration with other members of the Eating Disorders Service as part of the team providing community treatment for people with severe eating disorders. The postholders will contribute to the development of a new Trust-wide outpatient service for adult patients with severe eating disorders and their carers.

This post primarily involves clinical assessment, (including assessment and monitoring of risk); psychological formulation; individual and group psychological therapy interventions for people aged over 18 and to supervise, manage and support the work of less qualified team members and trainees.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • To have undertaken a recognised qualification and to be appropriately regulated in one of the core mental health professions e.g. nursing, social work, psychology and occupational therapy, or substantial previous experience as an NHS psychotherapist
  • Qualification in a recognised psychological therapy, to Postgraduate Diploma level or equivalent.
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to provide a specific psychological therapy for adults with an eating disorder (E.g. CBT -E, Compassion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy).
  • Well- developed knowledge and skill in multi-disciplinary team working with complex clients.
  • effective communication of highly technical or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and professional colleagues both within and outside of the NHS
  • Legislation
  • CPD
  • IT skills
  • Written skills
  • A developed knowledge of the theory and practice of other psychological therapies in the treatment of people with eating disorders
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with Eating Disorders
  • Relevant experience of working in a mental health setting within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of the assessment of the suitability of prospective clients for a recognised psychological therapy.
  • \Experience of or willingness to contribute to the clinical supervision of less qualified staff and/or trainees utilising both group and individual formats
  • Experience of the application of psychological treatment in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of the assessment, formulation and treatment of high risk clients in crisis, who experience high levels of suicidal ideation, and frequently engage in deliberate self-harm,
  • Experience of teaching and training
Other Essential
  • Driving

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