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CHEDS / Inpatient Link Nurse
Band 6
Full time 37.5 Hours per week
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Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FoundationTrust
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CHEDS 71 - 77 St Anne Street
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
29/03/2019 23:59
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CHEDS / Inpatient Link Nurse

Band 6

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical and mental health services, as well as learning disability and drug and alcohol services, to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse to work in a dedicated and specialist multi-disciplinary eating disorders service for young people and their families.

The Post will be part of the CWP Trustwide Hub and Spoke Eating Disorder Teams and will be based at the hub in Chester (CHEDs). CHEDS is a regional outpatient service offering evidenced based treatment approaches to 13 - 18 year olds who present with an eating disorder and their families / carers. In recent years, the service has expanded to include locality ‘spokes’ within the CAMHS teams within CWP. The service also provides an inpatient eating disorder programme and Tier 4 gatekeeping for young people with eating disorders requiring an inpatient admission across Merseyside.

CHEDS is a well-established service, offering evidence-based outpatient & inpatient treatment. CHEDS staff work alongside staff at Ancora House, the local Tier 4 inpatient service, offering an opportunity for the post-holder to support young people on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

The post holder will be expected to strengthen the link between the inpatient staff and the CHEDS team in order to facilitate seamless care for young people being admitted to Ancora House under the CHEDS inpatient programme. This will involve provision of training and support to inpatient staff.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced Mental Health Nurse with a genuine interest in working with young people with eating disorders and their families and a commitment to delivering specialist assessments and evidence-based interventions. We are keen to hear from individuals with relevant training and experience.

The post-holder will be offered the opportunity for continued professional development within a well-established multi-disciplinary service. Our service has a strong commitment to professional development through individual supervision, training, appraisal and an ethos of close multi-disciplinary working.

The post is permanent with full-time hours (37.5 hours).

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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

Hannah Maddocks - Team Manager / Specialist Therapist, Tel:  01244 393220