Paediatric Liaison Eating Disorders Practitioner (S-CAMHS)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will work as a part of the Specialist Eating Disorder Service and bridge the gap between mental health services and Paediatrics/Acute Adult Wards for patients with eating disorders, providing liaison across services and organisations, including provider collaboratives and inpatient units when an Eating Disorderadmission is required for patients in acute hospitals.

They will be providing specialist advice, assessment, treatment, and risk management for children and adolescents who are suffering with Eating disorders.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide highly developed specialist assessments of children, young people, parents and carers referred to the service, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including documentation, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the patient's care.

The liaison nurse will coordinate and contribute to joint care planning, reviews and risk management for patients with eating disorders, to include re-feeding plans, appropriate Eating Disorders physical health monitoring, mealtime management and treatment for other mental health comorbidities.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 14/02/2023.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse or equivalent (RMN)
  • Training/education to degree level or equivalent
  • Appropriate Master's level qualification or specialist experience/experience at equivalent level
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and eating disorders
  • Awareness of Safeguarding Principals
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant mental health legislative frameworks for children, adolescents and adults
  • Specialist knowledge in relation to eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults
  • Knowledge of MEED and NICE guidelines
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation, policy and professional issues pertinent to the area of specialism and its contexts
  • Teaching qualification
  • Qualification / Training in Child Development
  • Training in any other evidence based psychological approaches CBT(E)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Qualification
  • Formal training in supervision
  • Training in family / group therapy for eating disorders
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of providing evidence based interventions for Eating Disorders at Band 6 or higher
  • Experience within specialist Child and Adolescent and/or Adult Mental Health Services
  • Experience of developing and delivering training packages
  • Experience of working within a team within mental health
  • Ability to deliver teaching and training sessions
  • Relevant experience of providing evidence based interventions for Eating Disorders
  • Experienced in providing supervision / consultation for other clinicians
  • Experience of successful change management and dealing with conflict
  • Experience of effective multi-agency working
  • Experience of participating in the planning and development of services
  • Experienced in speaking & lecturing in public & professional forums
  • Experience of research
  • Training and ability to deliver other therapeutic approaches, DBT, EMDR, IPT,CBT
  • Experience in presenting papers in local and regional professional forums
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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