Nurse Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year salary is based on full time hours
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Part Time
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust's Eating Disorders Service has a Physical Health Team which provides physical health assessment and management of patients who are high risk, as well as advice and support to primary care for others.

The service is supported by the Eating Disorders Service Team as a whole including psychiatrist and a specialist doctor.

We are looking for a 0.6 WTE Band 6 registered nurse either RGN or RMN to be part of the Physical Health Monitoring Team on a 15-month fixed term contract basis.

You will be expected to work within professional guidelines and accountability.

This is a fantastic opportunity for continued professional development and further specialist training will be available. Some experience of eating disorders would be a bonus.

We welcome applications from those who feel they have experience and knowledge which can be applied to this specialist area.

We can offer support with learning and development needs in post, and the Trust offers a competitive staff benefits package.

If this sounds interesting to you, please do get in touch!

Please contact Jennifer Wingrove, Team Manager or Dr Carrie Ashby, Specialist Doctor in Eating Disorders, on 023 8081 9000.

Main duties of the job

Working within professional guidelines and accountability, the post holder will have joint responsibility for ensuring that the physical health monitoring of allocated high-risk patients, takes place.

Case manage, alongside Band 7 and Band 5, all high risk patients that are not allocated to a therapist within EDS.

Liaise with the allocated professionals both within and outside of the service as appropriate for all cases open to team (e.g. therapist within EDS or Care Co-ordinator within Community Mental Health Team).

Liaise with other agencies, including accessing specialist inpatient beds and providing eating disorder support, guidance and training to those within primary care, acute care and secondary mental health services to ensure recovery-based and person-centred care.

Undertake assessments and ensure holistic care plans and risk assessments are recorded in line with Trust and professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times.

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability, demonstrating critical thinking as a team and skills in clinical decision making in the management of the patients requiring physical health monitoring.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills when making clinical decisions.

*High quality person-centred, recovery focused assessment, care planning (including management of risk) and implementation

*Ensure that all physical health monitoring clinics run consistently and to a high standard.

*Maintain clinics during absence of colleagues.

*Visit patients in their own homes to carry out physical health monitoring if appropriate and necessary.

*Provide full range of nursing services to include venepuncture, ECT, blood pressure measurements, urinalysis, weight, BMI, height, squat tests.

*Recognise and respond to the need for appropriate referral/communication with the MDT including escalation of potential safeguarding risks.

*Develop and maintain positive and constructive working relationships.

*Liaise effectively with other physical and mental health care services to ensure patient needs are met, including by providing education and support.

*Ensure equipment is used appropriately and is kept in good working order.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current Registration (Mental Health, RNMH or Adult Nurse, RNA)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.

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