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Community Mental Health Nurse - Eating Disorders

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Adult Eating Disorders Community Team based at Huntington House, York

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting adults within a mental health setting/mental health community service. Those applying should have a desire to develop and enhance their current knowledge and develop skills in working with Adults who are diagnosed with or being assessed for an eating disorder (as per service criteria).The successful candidate would be part of a specialist team providing patient centered care and interventions for those accessing the service and providing support for their carer/families with a recovery focus around eating disorders. The post will allow the progression of skills and the successful candidate will receive training in delivering recognized governed therapies.

The Adult Eating Disorders team is a multi-disciplinary service which is part of a Provider Collaborative with the Eating Disorders service within York and Selby, so this is a great opportunity to be part of a developing service. The Community team works into and alongside the Community Mental Health Teams to support service users with a recognised eating disorder. It is important that as a specialist service we ensure that there is access to teaching/training in Eating Disorders, clinical and managerial supervision and personal and professional development opportunities to support the quality of care provided by colleagues in CMHT's.

Main duties of the job

This post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered at the same band. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.

This opportunity will allow the successful candidate to develop key multi agency relationships whilst being part of service improvement and redesign. The multi agency relationships include working alongside our colleagues in Primary care and CMHT's as well as supporting the physical health care of those being cared for within the service.

You will receive regular support and supervision to support your professional development. You will also offer consultation and support to colleagues in the CMHT's, as well as taking the lead on supporting service users with complex or high level needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact and speak to any member of the team (details below) to find out more information.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Further details or questions can be answered by speaking to the Team Manager or

Additional contact details

Annette Morgan-

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Non-medical prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families and carers
  • Mentoring Students on Practice placements
Skills Essential
  • provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional and care co-ordinator and lead responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice

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