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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Eating Disorders
Band 5
Full time / part time / flexibility considered
Job ref
Warneford Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
25/08/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Our wonderful team is growing! We have been lucky enough to receive new funding to expand our Community Eating Disorder team in Oxford. We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) to join us! We would be happy to consider those just qualifying and would support you through our Trust Preceptorship Programme.

This is an exciting time for our team due to the potential for the development of a new service model for out-, day and inpatient services across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We are also involved in the development of New Care Models/Provider Collaboratives which will transform the way inpatient services are delivered across the country.

Cotswold House (Oxford) is a specialist adult eating disorders service with a reputation for excellence. Our service provides a stepped-care model tailored to the needs of adults with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with co-morbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders (e.g. CBT-ED, MANTRA, SSCM) and deliver these on out-, day- and in-patient bases. The post is based at Cotswold House (Oxford). The community team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including: clinical and counselling psychologists, a CBT psychotherapist, psychiatrists, nursing staff, assistant psychologists, support workers and team administrators. We are moving towards development of a life span service and have very good links with colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services and also the adult community eating disorders service in Buckinghamshire.

The service offers excellent opportunities for supervision, service development, service evaluation and research, teaching and training. We have good supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD.

The main component of the role will be in providing high quality specialist Eating Disorder support to patients and their carers/families within the community. The post holder will be offered further training around Eating Disorders and evidence based treatments, as well as being supported by Senior nurses and leadership team. 

The post holder will be ambitious and have a positive attitude and excellent clinical skills. The successful applicant will have great interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sophie Black, Clinical Team Manager on or 07920251481