Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.
We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Families, Young People and Children’s Services
Eating Disorders Service
The Eating Disorders Service is a well-established secondary service with an international reputation. There is a large outpatient service and an inpatient unit which offers an intensive care programme, including a Day Programme for patients across the East Midlands with low weight Anorexia Nervosa. We are seeking to recruit a Band 5 nurse, qualified as either a RMN or RGN for our inpatient unit based at Langley Ward in the Bennion Centre on the Glenfield General Hospital Site. Patients referred for inpatient treatment are at low weight and have a high degree of physical and psychiatric co-morbidity. Experience of working with patients with eating disorders is desirable.
The post holder would be required to contribute to the smooth operational running of the ward and to deliver all aspects of the intensive care programme for anorexia nervosa for patients at various stages of recovery. This would include supervision of meals, assisting patients with meal planning, and providing emotional support with management of weight and eating difficulties. The post holder would be required to effectively manage the high degree of physical and psychiatric risk associated with this patient group. The post holder would also be required to participate in the effective operational running of the Day Programme.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and reliable person, with good interpersonal and team working skills. We are looking for an individual who is capable of delivering a service of the highest possible quality. The post holder would be required to work within our multi-disciplinary team.
The post holder would be provided with in service training and supervision.
The post holder would be required to work shifts on internal rotation.
The post is subject to Agenda for Change terms and conditions.
For further information please contact: Maureen Williams, Ward Manager on Apply Now >>.
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For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.
For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.
Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.
Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.
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