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Band 7 Senior Community Eating Disorder Nurse - Bristol

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Eating Disorders
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a great opportunity for an experienced CPN to join the AWP Specialist Community Eating Disorder Team. The service is benefitting from new investments, which makes it an exciting time to join the expanding team. There will be ample opportunities for training, service development and leadership. The team provides quaility care to people living with an eating disorder in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset. We are looking for an indvidual who has an interest of working with people who present with an eating disorder as well as other needs (such as ASC, EUPD) and/or are severely unwell with their eating disorder and require enhanced support from the team (e.g. more frequent contact, liason with medical wards etc). They will carry a caseload and provide supervision to junior members of the team and support the management team in areas of Service Development. The succesful candiate will be well supported by the service.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to:
  • Act as an autonomous practitioner within the Eating Disorder Service with responsibility for a clinical caseload using the Care Programme Approach that includes some of the Services, more complex Service Users.
  • Accept and assess patients referred to the service
  • Be responsible for developing packages of care to meet highly specialised needs of the client group.
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of medical implications of eating disorders ensuring good medical monitoring and interpretation of results.


About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Act as an autonomous practitioner within the Eating Disorder Service with responsibility for a clinical caseload using the Care Programme Approach that includes some of the Services, more complex Service Users.
  • Accept and assess patients referred to the service
  • Supply specialist education, supervision and support to clinical staff in Primary and Secondary Health settings as appropriate as well as providing excellent supervision to the junior members of the Service.
  • Participate in the monitoring of standards and outcomes within the Service
  • Advise Trust clinical staff, Primary care staff and staff of voluntary agencies on clinical practices that are considered to be the most effective for Eating Disorders
  • Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings where appropriate.
  • Act as a resource person and give advice to the generic general adult psychiatric services regarding ED interventions and services.
  • Be responsible for developing packages of care to meet highly specialised needs of the client group.
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of medical implications of eating disorders ensuring good medical monitoring and interpretation of results.
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of Psychiatric medications.


Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Experience and skills in working with people with eating disorders, underpinned with specialist theoretical knowledge.
  • Extensive evidence of post qualification experience, including community working experience
  • Formal post graduate diploma level qualification in a relevant field such as CBT or Clinical Leadership, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through practice and a willingness to complete on the job training
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a complex caseload, demonstrating excellent risk assessment and management skills
  • Experience in supervising other staff members including colleagues of other professions and grades.
  • Good in depth working knowledge of medical implications related to eating disorders.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


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