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Senior Nurse/Deputy Manager

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as the AEDS (Adult Eating Disorders Service) Specialist Senior Nurse or Senior Mental Health Practitioner has arisen. Applicants must be a qualified nurse and/or registered clinician/practitioner, and ideally have post-qualification training and experience, in the delivery of NICE concordant psychological therapies for adults with eating disorders or associated mental health conditions

You'll be joining our thriving, happy and well established multi-disciplinary team MDT, co- located in our Guildford and Epsom sites. The role will include providing clinical and line management supervision for the nursing staff MH practitioners, as well as proactively work alongside the AEDS MDT, to coordinate, plan care, manage a caseload and facilitate individual Eating Disorders treatment and therapy where clinically indicated, following comprehensive assessment. The role will include deputisingfor the Service Manager as required.

This is an exciting time to be part of a developing, although well-established team, with several service transformation projects in progress. You will be part of the AEDS management steering group, to develop and lead on Eating Disorder related service delivery initiatives. You will receive regular clinical and managerial supervision and have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills through specialist Eating Disorders therapies/treatment training.For an informal discussion please do contact Arran Higgins on 01483 448020

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be providing evidence-based Eating Disorders treatment and therapy, working in collaboration with people who use our services to support their recovery.

Providing individual or group CBT for people who use the AED service. To assist the AEDS therapies department to manage the CBT treatment pathways and facilitate the therapeutic intervention/s. Supporting nurses to update their professional knowledge and skills and providing regular clinical supervision, including CBT and SSCM supervision where appropriate.

Working in close collaboration with the Service Manager, Senior Dietitian, Consultant Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrists and the Day Care Manager to provide a robust management team

I will support the growth and development of other members of the team whilst supporting the Service Manager and wider Trust to achieve an exemplary service underpinning our visions and values.My role will include providing education, challenging stigma and actively supporting service improvement and development

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

Qualifications required

  • A clinical qualification at Degree level or above in Mental Health Nursing.
  • ENB 998 or Mentorship equivalent.
  • Registration with NMC is essential.


Significant years of clinical experience, two of which in an Eating Disorders Setting.
  • Experience of leading clinical practise.
  • Working knowledge of Child Protection, Risk Management, Nursing Procedures, CPA, and Adult Protection.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate through knowledge of relevant legislation & National guidelines such as Health & Safety, Mental Health Act 1983, NSF, Freedom of Information, Clinical Governance and Health Care commission standards, Community Care Act and Care Programme Approach.
  • Experience/interest/skill in specialist work e.g. CBT,
  • Use of models of care
  • Working knowledge of roles and disciplines within the primary and secondary care setting and relevant agencies

Suitable for someone who

This role requires a high level of skill in clinical assessment, crisis management, risk management, safeguarding and liaison with other agencies, professional and voluntary. The role requires the ability to operate with a high degree of professional autonomy but work collaboratively with other members of the team and wider network to formulate and treat children, adolescents and their families.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for a defined caseload within the team. Using specialist Eating Disorder and Mental Health knowledge and skills, carry out individual assessment, plan and formulate a range of interventions and treatment options within care plans, implement and evaluate packages of care.

Undertake the task of care coordinator/ lead professional, organise CPA review meetings, discharge planning meetings involving service users, their carers, other professionals and agencies, attend inpatient reviews and act as client advocate if necessary.

Facilitate the development and use of care pathways including the Physical Health Pathways by the multi-disciplinary team.

Act as a support and specialist advisor to GPs and primary care colleagues as appropriate.

To facilitate and develop with Primary Care Staff, joint education and training programmes of mental health issues in primary care.

To be part of the Senior Staff Group and attend relevant regular meetings as scheduled.

Ensure that effective communication systems exist between the team and Primary Care.

Ensure information is collected in such a way that it conforms to the Trusts and Social Care quality data required.

To act as mentor or delegate appropriate mentor for nurses from other clinical areas wishing to gain experience in Team.

Education / Research / Audit

The post holder will:

Act as a health educator for patients, relatives, carers and staff. Advise on issues of physical and mental health so as to engender a positive approach to health and strengthen the patients capacity to manage her/his illness, symptoms and crises.

Implement and participate in orientation and induction programmes for all new staff.

Facilitate students to achieve nursing competencies relevant to the outcomes for their placement, both in preliminary and post basic training.

Be responsible for creating an environment which is conducive to learning and development.

Facilitate and participate in continuing education programmes to enhance the services offered to clients and staff.

Be responsible for identifying her/his own training and developmental needs in consultation with their Professional Supervisor and line manager.

Identify opportunities for research and lead in audit activities which contribute to the development and operation of the service, drawing these to the attention of the Service Manager. Participate in research activities within own care area, evaluating and monitoring outcomes to improve nursing practise.

Be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring standards of nursing care within the service and ensuring that they comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct, the curriculum of Universities whose students undertake placements with the service.

Ensure through liaison with the Universities, that the learning objectives agreed for student placements with the service reflect both the training needs of students and the particular experience the service offers. Conduct educational audit of clinical placement area with Tutor representative from the University.

Liaise with the Clinical Placement Facilitator to organise student nurses placement to the service areas.

  • Ensure systems are in place so that students undertaking a placement with the service have learning objectives that reflect the opportunities the service offers for their development. The post holder will also be responsible for that rigorous supervision and assessment processes are in place for students on placement with the team.

Participate in research/evaluation within her/his own level of competence that is consistent with service delivery aims and the Trusts Research and Development Strategy.


The post holder will:

Ensure that nurses within own care area maintain a sensible workload, the needs of which can be safely met within the time available, through supervision.

Ensure that effective communication systems exist between all disciplines within the Team and between and GP Practices.

Participate in and lead meetings as appropriate.

Report all complaints and/or incidents relating to patients, relatives and/or staff within area as directed in accordance with the Trusts Complaints Procedure, and ensure the Service Manager is informed. To co-operate with any investigations carried out.

Maintain and update statistical information and submit appropriate returns as required.

Promote effective liaison with all statutory and voluntary agencies concerned with Eating Disorders/ Mental Health,

Actively contribute to the development and review of Policies and Procedures based upon best practice/evidence to aid the development and efficient functioning of the Eating disorders Service

Participate in the recruitment and selection of nursing staff for the service.

Participate in the appraisal, staff performance management and other monitoring systems used within the service area.

Deputise for the Service Manager as required in all areas detailed above.

Promote the principles of Improving Working Lives amongst team members ensuring fairness and equity.

To undertake other duties as requested by Service Manager which contributes to the development of the service.

Provide and receive regular CBT supervision in concordance with therapeutic guidance


The post holder will:

Discharge professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, other legislations and CPA Policy.

Comply with and adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct as outlined by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and other appropriate professional practice guidelines.

Provide professional nursing advice to other Team members and to the Service Manager

Act as a positive role model for colleagues/others in relation to personal / professional conduct and practice.

Ensure that all policies and procedures relevant to the service area are implemented and complied with.

  • Ensure that full regard is taken to promote dignity, individuality, self-esteem and well-being of patients and of their relatives or carers.

Be accountable for her/his practice and take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve their knowledge and professional competence and that of the Team.

Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the well being and interest of patients of the team, ensuring that by no act or omission on their part, the patients welfare or safety is placed at risk.

Act as an advocate and promote self advocacy for patients and their carers.

Have due regard to the workload of and the pressure on colleagues, and take appropriate action if these are thought to be such as to endanger safe standards of practice.

Ensure that nursing practice is based on current knowledge and is evidence based.

Participate in professional nursing activities as requested and appropriate
General All staff will have a sound awareness of Safeguarding issues and be clear about their respective roles and responsibilities to report, respond to and share information in relation to Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, Domestic Abuse and Public Protection. All staff will have a knowledge of and adhere to the Data Protection Act and will not disclosure to any person or organisation, any confidential information that comes into their possession in the course of their employment.

To fully participate in the Trusts performance review and personal development planning process on an annual basis. Undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with line manager as part of the personal development planning process. To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales. To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which he/she works.To undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover. Please see attached Full Job description.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
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  • A clinical qualification at D

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