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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2020.

Nurse Therapist / CPN

Job Reference: 383-ACC-974-20

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorders /Community Psychiatric Nursing
Derbyshire Eating Disorders Service, Unity, Mill House, Belper
£31,365 - £37,890 pa, pro-rata

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

We are looking for two dynamic and enthusiastic Psychiatric Nurse therapists to contribute to the Eating Disorder Service for people with Anorexia Nervosa.

The DHCFT Eating Disorder Service was established in 2007, it is a small team which, up and till now, provides a specialist service to people with Anorexia Nervosa.

The existing team covers the City of Derby and the County of Derbyshire providing a high quality therapeutic service, delivering clinical interventions to clients with eating disorders and their families or carers.

The service also provides consultation and advice to a wide range of staff; working in partnership with First Steps Self help and support service to deliver high quality interventions to clients with eating disorders and their carers.

In addition, the service has close working relationship with other eating disorders services in the East Midlands region.

As a Clinical Nurse Therapist you will be asked to take a significant role in the delivery of therapeutic interventions to individuals.

In addition, you will be expected to hold a caseload of complex clients with Anorexia Nervosa some with complex physical and psychological needs, acting as care co-ordinator.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to be a good communicator and team player. You will need to be prepared to travel to see clients and be flexible to meet the demands of the job.

Currently, there is a mixture of face-to-face and video -based interventions.

You will be well supported by existing staff.

The posts are currently being funded for 12 months initially.

Further training opportunities may be available outside of the service,

You will be expected to maintain good working relationships both inside and outside the trust.

You will need to have the ability to manage clients with high levels of complexity and risk.

The current multi-professional team comprises a Service Manager, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapist and Administrators.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanna Miatt, Acting Team Manager

01773 881467


Ali Robertson, Clinical Psychologist

01773 881467

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

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