B6 RMN Children & Young Peoples Eating Disorders Day Programme

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for an RMN to join our Eating Disorders Day Programme Service for young people and their families based in the London's Kensington & Chelsea.

The Day Programme is a small service open Monday - Friday and provides enhanced care in the community following specialist inpatient treatment and step-up care from the community for young people with eating disorders and complex physical and psychiatric co-morbidity. The service provides a time limited programme of interventions delivered by a multidisciplinary team.

This is a new service and we have recruited to all the posts in the team. The RMN and nursing team will hold responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of nursing input to children and young people, provide support to their families and advice and consultation on their care to colleagues and the professional network.

We are looking for a RMN who is either interested in or has experience of working with eating disorders and who is motivated, flexible and has the right attitude to help nurture this new team to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families. You will work alongside the wider and experienced Eating Disorders team who will support your supervision and development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver outstanding care following Trust Values and help to promote independence and dignity and positively enhance the lives of the young people and their families attending the Day Programme.

You will work as a member of the nursing team to provide a lead nursing role and input into referral management, assessments, risk management, MDT decisions and care planning at the service.

You will provide mental health and basic physical health nursing interventions and support group therapy sessions. You will learn how to help practically, supervising mealtimes with families, offering psychoeducation around food, eating disorders and managing emotions.

You will facilitate/ co-facilitate groups for young people or their family members.

You will you will be responsible for a small caseload of patients while they are at the day programme.

You will develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with young people and their families/carers.

You will work collaboratively with system partners, building relationships with external services and ensuring timely and accurate communication.

You may be required to provide supervision and appraisal of staff

You will meet regularly with your manager for professional and managerial supervision.

About us

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Job description Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. CLINICAL ROLES To liaise with the Multidisciplinary Team at the CYP Eating Disorder Service and otherstakeholders involved in patient care, to facilitate the smooth transition of care for patientsacross the service To take a lead role in the nursing assessment of all referrals to the day programme To collaborate closely on clinical and managerial matters with service leads for the dayProgramme To act as keyworker/ care co-ordinator for day patients, using the psychotherapeuticmodels that are used within the Day Programme such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,Cognitive Analytical Therapy, and Family Therapy To ensure that all day patients have a nursing care plan that is regularly reviewed incollaboration with the patient To act as group facilitator/co-facilitator as required, including supervision of meals in diningroom, as well as inpatient and day patient groups To take a lead nursing role in day patient and team review meetings To ensure that planning of care occurs within the framework of CPA, that relevant local andnational guidelines are adhered to To work with patients during their transition to, or discharge from day care To liaise and work with the families and/or carers of patients. To provide individualisedfamily work in conjunction with the family therapist To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and theirfamilies/carers To liaise with the young persons professional network, keeping them informed ofdevelopments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaisonwith Childrens Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental healthproviders, counsellors and any other professionals To provide supervision, and conduct appraisals as appropriate To meet regularly with own manager for professional and managerial supervision To undertake risk assessment and risk management of individual patients and their families To liaise and work with the families and/or carers of patients. To provide individualisedfamily work in conjunction with the family therapist To act in accordance to excellent working knowledge of the mental health act, superviseddischarge and other current legislation To provide interventions applying a good understanding of multicultural issues, so that aculturally sensitive approach that treats service users and their carers/families with respectand dignity all times is adopted To implement the recovery approach To provide carers assessments as required and interventions that addresses their needs inconjunction with colleagues within the wider service

Person Specification Education and qualifications Essential
  • RMN registration
  • Mentorship Training
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree or Post Graduate qualification relevant to the post
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) Training
  • Evidence of regular updating in nursing clinical practice since qualification
Previous Experience Essential
  • Evidence of skills & experience transferable to Eating Disorders
  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working in mental health in-patient or community including mental health assessment and risk assessment
  • Experience of completing a nursing assessment and formulating a safe care plan
  • Experience of managing a case load of patients and care co ordination within a ward or community setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising staff or working with student nurses
  • Experience of managing incidents and complaints
  • Experience of working in a CAMHS or ED ward or community setting
  • Experience of completing a specialist assessment for patients with eating disorders
  • Developing a specialist area on behalf of the Service/ or local team
  • Experience of working in a day programme
  • Use of therapeutic interventions within mental health settings i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Able to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person
  • Excellent Risk assessment and general Mental Health Assessments skills
  • Experience and skills in Nursing assessment and treatment plan
  • Trained or willing to be trained in venepuncture and physical care skills
  • To foster good working relationships across a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of boundary issues in mental health
  • Ability to work independently and to manage stressful workload and use time effectively
  • Ability to utilize reflective practice in supervision
  • To liaise effectively with other agencies, both statutory and non-statutory
  • Understanding of family/ carer issues
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an MDT
  • Positive attitude and act on feedback
  • Prioritise workload and good time management
  • Must be proficient in computer skills to manage computerized patients records; MS teams; MS Office including email
  • Knowledge and skills in Eating Disorders Treatment
Other Essential
  • The postholder must have the ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job.
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Good physical care skills and knowledge in mental health
  • Good working knowledge of Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act
  • Good assertive communication skills
Other Essential
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to meet the service requirements

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