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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2022.

Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 348-PSE-C-835C

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorders April House - MH
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and highly motivated Nurse Practitioners who are interested in developing their knowledge and clinical skills in working with people with eating disorders and their families.

We would encourage newly qualified applicants who have had some experience in an eating disorder setting and would like to develop their skills towards a Band 6 role.

The role offers exciting opportunities for direct clinical work and multi-disciplinary team working. You will have opportunities to develop skills in clinical assessment, as well as train in the delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions (eg SSCM, DBT-BED). The role will involve delivering individual and group interventions, undertaking initial assessments as well as being part of our duty rota.

You will join a friendly and supportive, multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, committed to delivering high quality care and promoting recovery. You will receive regular supervision and will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities and have the opportunity to work with friends, families and carers.

The service was rated ‘good’ across all domains in the last full CQC inspection (2014).

For an informal discussion please contact Louise Clifford, EDS Service Manager, or Dr Hannah Turner, Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist on 023 8081 9000. Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged.

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway offer for band 5’s includes access to masters level academic study with our partner universities along with a bespoke leadership programme tailored to help you enhance your competence and confidence as a leader during your early career. If you are a newly qualified registrant we will provide you with a structured preceptorship programme to support you in making an effective transition from student to registered practitioner. ACE will support you to progress your journey with us and we offer all our registrants the opportunity to engage in ‘Career Navigation’ conversations which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

Please note that we will shortlist sporadically before the closure of this job advert, therefore you will be contacted shortly after you apply.


Happy to Talk Flexible Working -all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Open to Band 5s with some experience of eating disorders or Band 6 currently.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

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.

UK Registration

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

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