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CAMH Eating Disorder Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you interested... and have experience in Eating Disorders or Child adolescent mental Health services?????? ......then this is for you!!!

We have an exciting opportunity in our Lincolnshire County wide CAMHS Eating disorder service for a full time (37.5 hour) Band 6 Eating Disorder Nurse.

We are a highly specialised team providing psychotherapy for young people up to the age of 18 suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, or Binge eating disorder.

As a service, working closely with Adult Eating Disorder services, we also provide the delivery of FREED (First Episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) see

Our team offers early specialist assessment and intervention using evidence-based approaches to young people; up to the age of 18 alongside their family/ carers. These interventions include FBT, CBT-E and Guided self Help.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and gain experience in this specialist field and work alongside a knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated MDT, who are all active in research, education, and training. Our team is made up of Psychiatry, Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, FREED Specialist/ clinical Lead and Support workers.

You will receive regular supervision; and will be actively encouraged and supported in continual professional development. Specialist training, learning, and teaching opportunities are encouraged and supported in this position

Main duties of the job

As a CAMH EDS Nurse you will work within a multidisciplinary team. You will be required to carry out thorough assessments of new referrals and have an active role in team discussions where the need for specialist treatment is decided.

You will hold and take responsibility for managing a clinical caseload of children and young people with complex needs. You will be provided with supervision in order to reflect upon your practice and further develop your skills.

You will evaluate the effectiveness of threatment offered and provide clinical data / outcome measures as required.

You will liaise with professionals from other services, offering support and guidance on how they can best manage the young persons needs.

In order to continually develop your knowledge and skills you will participate in a Professional Development Review, identifying your development needs and formulating a development plan with your line manager.

As students regularly attend this service, your role will involve the welcoming and supporting these students

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide a high standard of specialist clinical care, within a discrete Community Eating Disorders Team, to children and young people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Atypical Eating Disorders using effective assessments, evidence based treatments via clinical pathways and comprehensive discharge planning using appropriate assessment tools.

Deliver evidence based psychological interventions for eating disorders.

Act as Care Coordinator under the CPA as required and manage a caseload as an autonomous practitioner.

Provide robust risk assessment and management plans, taking appropriate therapeutic risk.

Manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with, and in order to contribute towards the attainment of, the Service/Trust productivity requirements, including waiting times.

Monitor the effectiveness and side effects of prescribed medication and report appropriately, where required

Enable effective joint working and transitions with/to adult eating disorder services as

Provide rapid response, in line with service response times, according to urgency of need, working flexibly across the county from a designated base to ensure this, as required.

Provide home treatment as required.

Deliver care within an extended hours provision to support children/young people and their families and improve access to services.

Work collaboratively, and promote effective working relationships, with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective clinical decision-making, internally and with external agencies.

Empower Service Users and their families/carers to influence and use available services, information and skills and act as an advocate where appropriate.

Participate in screening of referrals for appropriateness and onward signposting/referral as appropriate.

Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment Framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies

Proactively involve young people and families in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback.

Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families.

Work closely with other colleagues within the service to enable effective transitions to and from other areas

Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards

Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.

To be able to travel independently and work flexibly across the county to support the service, from a designated base.

Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided.

Chair both clinical and non-clinical meetings, as required.

Propose changes and developments to service delivery and contribute to policy discussions at both team and service level

Deliver the developing service and manage any changes.

Participate in management and clinical supervision.

Actively participate in the delivery of training opportunities for staff and students.

Provide support and advice and liaise/engage with partnership agencies, multi-disciplinary teams and the wider community where appropriate.

Contribute positively to the achievement of service targets and outcomes.

Participate in the planning and delivery of group interventions.

Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families.

Develop Band 4 staff and provide supervision/line management on all of the above.

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/ RNLD/ RNC with current registration.
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.
  • Management training
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience of working in a CAMHS or Eating Disorder service.
  • Relevant post-registration experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including providing management supervision.
  • Experience of using evidence based practice
  • Evidence of working in partnership and engaging with Service Users/other agencies
Skills Essential
  • Expert knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act and the Care Programme Approach.
  • Excellent knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and eating disorders.
  • Sound understanding of child and adolescent development and risk management of young people in crisis
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and autonomously and to manage own and other colleagues anxieties.

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