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CAMHS Nurse - Eating Disorders

Job Reference: 449-CS725

Solent NHS Trust
Childrens Services
£37,570 - £43, 772 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Southampton CAMHS Team are expanding and are seeking to recruit an experienced Nurse to work within our Eating Disorders Care Pathway.

The Southampton CAMHS team has embraced their transformation journey over recent years in line with Future in Mind priorities and continues to work closely and collaboratively with partners as we embed our changes and review our next steps. One of these next steps is additional investment in our service for children and young people with eating disorders.

Our eating disorder pathway is staffed with dedicated resource that sits within the core CAMHS team. Within the pathway you will be working alongside our lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychology, Family Therapy, Dietician, Occupational Therapy and of course other nurses. You will play a lead role in the quality governance around the pathway and receive your supervision from the Consultant Psychiatrist and Nurse Consultant in service. As a nurse in our service your contribution to the assessment and care of children and young people is highly valued and as such we recognise the need for ongoing training opportunities to maintain such high standards. You will be supported in accessing training relevant to your role, both internally and externally, coupled with the right supervision to embed new ways of working in clinical practice, and service delivery.

Successful applicants will need to evidence their commitment to clinical quality, evidence-based practice and maintaining high professional standards for themselves and others. You will demonstrate a child centered approach to care, putting families first. There will also be opportunities to join clinical case discussion meetings, peer supervision groups and regular academic learning events.

For further information about this post please contact Chantal Homan, Service and Quality Manager or Dr Jo Barker, Consultant Psychiatrist on (0300 123 6661).


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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