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Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS Eating Disorder

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Specialist - B7 CAMHS Community Eating Disorders, Oxfordshire

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced mental health nurse to take a senior role within the CAMHS Community Eating Disorder (CAED) team in Oxford.

Our well-established service aims to deliver high standards of care to young people and their families, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and participation.

The post holder will be ambitious and have a positive attitude and outstanding clinical skills. Experience of working within the field of eating disorders would be extremely advantageous, however the service will consider applicants with a genuine interest in the client group and those who are willing to undertake a comprehensive induction and training and show a commitment to the development of the service.

Main duties of the job

The main component of the role will be in providing high quality specialist nursing care to patients who are referred to the eating disorder service as well as taking a leadership role within the multi-disciplinary team. There will be opportunities to develop skills by working with other colleagues as appropriate. The post holder will be required to offer supervision to other team members and act as Practice Assessor / Supervisor to nursing students and trainees. Support to develop these skills will be offered and the local training course offers support to supervisors through a programme of CPD. Specific support and supervision is provided by other team members including family therapy, psychology and medical colleagues.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families. If you have interests you wish to develop, then please discuss with us.

About us

This is an exciting time to join our team. We have recently launched a new Enhanced Care Pathway to include intensive community treatment for eating disorders and PEACE pathway to better support children and young people with autism and eating disorders.

We offer specialist internal and external training relevant to the job role. We are a research active service and there are many opportunities to continue to develop both clinical and professional competencies within this role. We offer family-based and individual interventions including treatment for co-morbid mental health difficulties, allowing team members to develop and maintain a broad set of clinical skills alongside specialist interests.

We are a friendly and welcoming team looking for keen and enthusiastic practitioners who put young people at the centre of what they do. We promote a culture of support and supervision and have good links with the other teams across BaNES and Wiltshire and ensure that there is regular opportunity for networking.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The post is based at Raglan House, Cowley. Our service provides assessment and treatment interventions tailored to the needs of Children and Adolescents with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with co-morbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and deliver these within the community. There are opportunities for further training in the evidence based treatments, including regular FBT supervision.

The community team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including: Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nursing staff, Social Worker, Family therapist, Assistant Psychologists, Community Support Workers and team Administrators.

The service operates 5 days per week Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Is a qualified RMN
  • Current and up to date registration with relevant professional body.
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development at masters or equivalent level.
  • Professional knowledge acquired at masters or equivalent level.
  • Leadership training
  • Specialist skills and experience in two therapeutic modalities (e.g. FBT, CBT-E)
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • experience working in mental health at Band 6 equivalent
  • Experience of mentoring and clinical supervision of others
  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of working with Child and adolescents who have an Eating Disorder
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Substantial risk assessment and management skills, particularly in relation to Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults
  • Able to manage a caseload, set priorities and work with members of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities for staff and patients
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner

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