CAMHS Nurse - N&S CAMHS Eating Disorders Outreach

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum Incl. HCAs
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (N&S CAMHS) are seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and skilled Band 6 Nurses to join the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (MCCAED). The postholders will play key roles in an exciting new addition to our service: an integrated eating disorder outreach team.

We are delighted that a significant investment has been made by the South London Partnership (SLP) Provider Collaborative to enhance eating disorder outreach provision across South London. 14.5WTE of new clinical posts will be shared equally between, and embedded within, the two CAMHS community eating disorder services at MCCAED and SWLSTG, to create two 'halves' of an integrated outreach team.

MCCAED is a Specialist Eating Disorders Service for young people aged up to 18 years and based at the Michael Rutter Centre at the Maudsley Hospital. It is a large, cohesive, dynamic, multi-disciplinary team, comprising three components: A large outpatient service (this post), and two national and specialist services: day service called ITP, a service for young people with ARFID.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide clinical services including assessment, treatment, and monitoring of outcomes and the provision of clinical supervision, consultation and training. The post holders will also contribute to service evaluation, research and policy development. There are many opportunities available within the service in relation to continued professional development.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority candidates as they are currently under-represented within the team at this level.

About us

The newly established Eating Disorders Integrated Outreach Team (IOT) offers a service to children and young people aged 2-17 years with all eating disorders or eating difficulties that put them at risk of admission to inpatient eating disorder units.

Clinicians within the team will be embedded within the two existing CAMHS Community Eating Disorders teams, at SWLSTG and MCCAED. This integrated approach will enable them to access the collective resources and expertise of the larger teams, whilst also enabling staff to connect with the other outreach clinicians regularly.

Key aims of the IOT include preventing admissions, reducing bed days in general hospitals and inpatient units, and improving outcomes of community eating disorder treatment, by offering brief (max 4 weeks), targeted, evidence-based, intensive, support for young people and their parents.

Job description Job responsibilities

To contribute to specialist multi-disciplinary eating disorder assessment and treatment.

To directly provide therapy, assessment, consultation and treatment, taking responsibility for managing own caseload, while sharing case responsibility and treatment care with professionals from within CAMHS and across partnership agencies such as Childrens Services.

To liaise and provide consultation to professionals working with children and adolescents with eating disorders.

To contribute to audit and research programmes to evaluate and improve therapy and eating disorder service provision to children and adolescents and their families.

The Eating Disorder Nurse is responsible for supporting the clinical team in implementing Directorate and Trust initiatives at service level and for playing a key role in monitoring and evaluating the quality of care delivered locally.

The Eating Disorder Nurse must be a good team worker and be able to lead in areas of clinical practice and development.

The Eating Disorder Nurse will be responsible for working independently and managing a caseload of clients, ensuring safe and effective clinical practices.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working at Band 5 level in a child and young people setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising other staff
  • Experience of working with eating disorders and / or adolescent outreach
Training & Qualifications Essential
  • RMN (current NMC registration)
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Additional specialist training specific to adolescent mental health
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of counselling skills, group skills, cognitive skills, and behavioural skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Clinical audit and research skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to supervise, teach and develop the skills of junior staff
  • Skills in family work

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