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Clinical Specialist Adult Eating Disorder & Local Mental Health Teams

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have exciting opportunity to join the team as a Clinical Specialist to work within Adult Eating Disorder and Local Mental Health Teams.

You will act as a lead specialist with a high degree of autonomy within Local Services, with specific focus and remit to deliver significant improvements in services where patients present with complex needs, including eating difficulties.

You will have advanced and specialist knowledge in the mental health needs of adults and their families. You will provide specialist knowledge in the mental health needs of adults, where there are also concerns around difficult eating behaviours and specialist clinical consultation, advice, guidance, and support to staff across the Trust.

The post provides a highly specialist leadership role within Local Services and promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to all aspects of care.

Main duties of the job

You will demonstrate an extensive knowledge of services for patients experiencing significant mental health difficulties where there are compounding concerns around eating/dietary intake. You will also be a resource for service users/carers and will be able to provide clarity around evidence-based approaches to care/treatment. You will have a significant responsibility for the provision of consultation, guidance, and support to LMHT MDTs where there are concerns regarding a patient's eating difficulties

You will be required to hold extensive knowledge around complex eating issues and be competent to offer understanding and formulation to other clinicians, service users/carers.

A key element of this role will include providing direct senior practitioner support to the LMHT and Eating Disorder Team where complex difficulties are present.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for more information.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities not to mention a whole range of benefits including:
  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS Service)
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Promotion of health work/life balance
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g., public transport loans, cycle to work scheme
  • Staff discount schemes e.g., discounted leisure centre membership
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling Services
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

Person Specification
  • Registered core profession - Nursing, OT, Psychology, Social Work - with current registration.
  • Current registration with HCPC - if appropriate
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent
  • NMP or willing to work towards this

  • Masters level qualification or equivalent

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

  • Additional training specific to eating disorders
  • Additional training specific to complex MH
  • Additional training in relation to supervision of unqualified and qualified staff

  • Experience of providing specialist eating disorder provision
  • Experience in the assessment of complex eating difficulties
  • Experience of providing formulation to complex case presentations
  • Experience in applying psychological therapy in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Experience of MDT / Multiagency working
  • Experience of consultation and or training to other service staff supporting

  • Experience of working in or alongside specialist inpatient provision for those presenting with highly complex mental health needs
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision

  • Knowledge of the theory and practices and evidence base for patients presenting with complex eating issues/eating disorders
  • Knowledge of approaches or models of working appropriate patients with eating disorders and their families
  • Knowledge of guidelines / policy informing best practice within mental services for eating disorders
  • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working within adult eating disorders

  • Knowledge of the theory and practices and evidence base for patients presenting with complex mental health difficulties

  • Experience of delivering specialist assessment and interventions in relation to eating disorders
  • Specialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations
  • To communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients
  • Skills in providing consultation, teaching/training to a multitude of professionals at various levels
  • The ability to work flexibly across two services
  • Appropriate IT skills

  • Research and Audit skill to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service
  • Supervision of audit & research activity within a specialist CAMHS setting

Contractual Requirement
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

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