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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/09/2020.

Eating Disorders Nurse (Developmental Role)

Job Reference: 325-A-20-96649-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey-wide Specialist Eating Disorders Service
£26,152 - £39,681 Incl Fringe HCAS

A full time permanent post is available from July 2020 for a newly qualified Band 5 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Surrey-wide Eating Disorder Service for Children and Young People in Epsom. This is a Development Post and therefore an excellent opportunity for a nurse wishing to develop their career within this highly interesting and rewarding specialist area. The post sits within the framework of the NHSE Access and Waiting times standards for all Child and Adolescent ED Specialist Community services in England. You will be joining a well-established and supportive community based service, comprising of a Service Manager/Art Psychotherapist, Consultant Psychiatrists, Consultant Pediatrician, Nurses, Dieticians, Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists, Psychotherapist, Family Therapists and Occupational Therapist.

Your role will involve working with young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their care. You will be given training and support to enable you to deliver Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders in accordance with NICE guidelines. Experience of working directly with families, young people and enabling families to re-feed their children is desirable but you will otherwise be given training from your Nurse supervisor to enable you to develop ultimately into your Band 6 role once you are ready.

You will need to take an active role in the physical health of the young people under our care and will monitor all physical perimeters.You will have shared audit involvement, responsibility for managing your own caseload and will also be involved in delivering care to our Tier 4 indicated clients, with a goal of preventing admissions where possible and facilitating smooth transitions to and from inpatient care. This will at times require travelling to and from family homes, inpatient facilities and medical units; driving and car ownership is therefore essential for this post.

The service has hugely expanded over the last 2-3 years andwe are now recognised as being a nationally achieving service with some of the highest outcomes recorded in the UK. We are a really friendly and dynamic team who were shortlisted for the Royal College of Psychiatry’s “Team of the Year Award 2017”, are QNCC-ED registered and are CARE Excellence accredited.

The service currently operates between Monday – Friday (9 - 5) with out of hours delivery on a rota basis on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (5 - 6.15pm). You will be required to participate in this on an ad hoc basis.

If you would like any further information, please call the Service Manager, Suzanne Cole or the CNS, Jennifer Dilliway-Davies, on 01372 206325.


Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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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.

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