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Clinical Nurse Specialist Pathway Lead

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Surrey-wide Specialist Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service for a full time Band 7 Pathway Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to work with a dynamic team of experienced clinicians working with young people and their families in the community who are suffering with an eating disorder.

We are a well-established community service based at Willow, in Epsom and covering all of Surrey. Due to the NHS England Access and Waiting Times Guidance we are in the process of rapidly expanding our staff team and in order to be able to support more young people with their recovery in a more timely and evidence based way. As we expand we expect to be able to operate an additional satellite service from promises closer to the west of Surrey. It is anticipated that this will be be introduced soon. As a highly senior clinician with proven leadership skills, you will be required to clinically lead the ‘Standard Pathway’ working with some severely ill young people and supporting them towards recovery while also helping your junior nurse colleagues to coordinate and manage their own caseloads. You will need to provide clinical and managerial supervision to your junior nurse colleagues and nurse students as required. It will be important that you work very closely with the Service Manager and Consultants to maintain clinical oversight of your pathway and to keep abreast of the developments within the service.

You will be working closely with the other existing CNS Pathway Leads for Binge Eating, Early Intervention and Enhanced. As Pathway Lead you will operate mostly from the service base (or satellite base as required) delivering evidenced based treatments and psychoeducation to families, young people and carers. You may also occasionally need to travel to CPA’s at Tier 4 units or to visit young people who may be in paediatric units awaiting tier 4 placements. You will also be able to contribute fully to the MDT assessment process and to the development of the therapeutic programme within the team as required.

You will be expected to manage your own case load and supervise and manage the junior nurse colleagues in the team who are under recruited and allocated to the Standard Pathway. Ideally, you will be able to contribute to the CBT programme and fully to the Psycho-educational Parents Group Programme, as well as either leading or co-facilitating some new patient assessments. Part of your role will also be to support the other Pathway Leads in their absence.

You will also be required to provide nursing supervision within the team.

This post is a service enhancement. Experience of working with child and adolescent eating disorders (at both Tier 4 and Community levels) is essential. Unfortunately, due to current service requirements we cannot negotiate job share.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team about the service or your application please contact Suzanne Cole (Service Manager) on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 375 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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Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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.

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