Lead Clinical Specialist (PEACE) - Nurse

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum / pro rata
Closing date
26 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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A rare opportunity has arisen to join a new team of professionals working on this innovative Children and Young People's PEACE project, aiming to improve care pathways and experience for young people with suspected autism and eating disorders/difficulties.

This project is being developed across the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire (BOB) Integrated Care System.

We wish to recruit skilled Senior Clinicians with an interest and direct experience in autism, eating disorders, healthcare innovation and/or research. We are looking to recruit a Senior Nurse to take a lead role in delivering this project in Oxfordshire, working with colleagues as part of a wider team across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

We were very fortunate at the beginning of this year to secure a significant amount of funding through NHS England as part of an initiative to improve community provision for young people with autism and an eating disorder.

There is increasing recognition of the benefit of combining specialist knowledge in both neurodevelopmental conditions and eating disorders to improve clinical care and outcomes. A novel approach called the PEACE pathway www.peacepathway.org has been co-produced by patients, clinicians, carers, and researchers within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Eating Disorders Services.

We propose to adapt this pathway for children and young people across the Thames Valley over the next three years and beyond.

The purpose of the role is to deliver on the objectives set for the designated Trust/s within which you will work, to improve the provision for children and young people with suspected autism and eating disorders/difficulties. This post is based in Oxfordshire, with supporting team members located in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

About us

As part of this initiative, we can offer specialist internal and external training relevant to the job role and we offer flexible working conditions, including hybrid home/office working with excellent IT support, flexible hours across core work hours (8-6) and believe passionately in a culture of good work/life balance and supporting well-being.

The individual team members also sit within the respective local multidisciplinary eating disorder team based within each county and will develop strong links with neurodevelopmental pathways. In addition to direct clinical work (assessment and intervention), this role provides service development and leadership opportunities such as, teaching, training, consultation, supervision, audit/service evaluation and research.

Other benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

We are a research active service and there are many opportunities to continue to develop both clinical and professional competencies within this role. The project has strong clinical leadership and full support of the PEACE team within the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

For a full description of this role please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If this of interest to you and you would like to have an informal discussion, please see contact details below: -

Person Specification Qualification and Registration Essential
  • RMN, Occupatinal Therapist, Social Worker, Psychological Therapist
  • Current UK Registration with appropriate professional body- NMC, HCPC, BACP
  • Post graduate or equivalent training- masters degree or equivalent, non-medical prescribing
  • Training in leadership
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with young people who are known to children's social care/children's services
  • Experience of working with young people who present with complex needs and associated mental health needs
  • Experience of delivering multi-agency consultations to address needs of young people with complex needs
  • Experienced in working with young people who display sexual harmful behaviour
  • Experience of using the Team Around the Relationship/ Team Around the Child model for working (AMBIT)
Skills Essential
  • Advance clinical skills in acute mental health presentation
  • Experienced in mental health assessments, risk assessments and management
  • Training in AIM
  • Training in AMBIT
  • Experience of delivering training/ teaching

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