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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2021.

Eating Disorder Practitioner

Job Reference: 349-MCH-3334964

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing & Allied Health Professionals
Carol Kendrick Cente, Manchester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

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Are you interested in working with young people with an eating disorder? Would you like to join a multi disciplinary team that pride themselves on delivering the highest quality evidence based interventions. The Manchester Foundation Trust Community Eating Disorder Service (MFT CEDS) have an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to join our expanding team.

MFT CEDS is situated within the CAMHS CSU, who have recently been awarded CQC "outstanding" for the second time. We are under the management infrastructure of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Our team consists of child psychiatry, family therapy, eating disorder practitioners, dietitians, occupational therapy and child psychotherapy. We provide assessment and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Manchester, Salford and Trafford, who have a primary eating disorder. We additionally provide training and consultation to schools and other health care providers. We have a strong commitment to team development, staff well being and ongoing training for the whole team. our staff are trained in Family Based Therapy, Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Adolescent Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy & Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Ours is a hub and spoke model, and as such our practitioners are able to see children, young people and their carers in the place that is most convenient for them. Our physical health hub is co-located with the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and we have very close working relationships with our paediatric colleagues to ensure that the physical needs of our patients are addressed without delay. We also have a south hub which covers South Manchester & Trafford, and a North Hub which covers central Manchester, North Manchester & Salford.

The successful candidate would be responsible for managing a caseload of young people with primary eating difficulties, including providing intensive care packages, in-reach to pediatric wards, triaging referrals and providing high quality assessments. Regular clinical and management supervision will be provided, as well as regular academic CPD and Evidence based Practice joint learning sessions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMolly CaineJob titleService LeadEmail addressmolly.caine@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 701 0447

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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