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Band 5 Mental Health Nurse- Eating Disorders

Band 5

Main area
Eating Disorders Adult Services
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St Ann's Hospital
£28,691 - £35,207 per annum inclusive of outer London HCAS
Salary period
31/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

Mental Health Nurse- Eating Disorders

Speciality- Eating Disorders Adult Services

Salary- £29,691 - £36,207 (inclusive of HCA + Annual Retention Premia)

Do you want to work within a committed team dedicated to mental health nursing excellence? Do you want to provide a high level of care to patients with specialist health needs?

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) It is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed. Come and join us where you’ll play a fundamental role in our delivery of excellent outcomes and excellent patient experience.  We’re looking for passionate, knowledgeable, and motivated nurses to provide outstanding nursing care.

Main duties of the job

Iris ward is a specialist eating disorder inpatient unit based in a vibrant Haringey area of North London. A 20-bed unit for the care and treatment of females and males aged 18 and above. Click here to listen to what our staff say:

If you’re a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities with a positive outlook towards young people and adults, we want to reward your passion. To achieve the best for our patients, we have an outcomes-based retention premium worth £3,000 over three years.

Working for our organisation

We are offering excellent training opportunities available with a structured development programme delivered weekly, as well as a range of clinical specialist training and supervised practice to give you that extra support to grow into the professional you want to be. Other benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Attractive loyalty bonus
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Paid Sick Pay
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Internationally renowned NHS workplace pension
  • Free personalised continuous professional education
  • NHS Discounts, take a look:
  • Purchase additional annual leave

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the link attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional registration with NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing


Desirable criteria
  • Working with patients with eating disorders
  • Working in NHS setting


Essential criteria
  • To plan, implement and evaluate treatment, applying evidence base practice
  • To work as a member of the MDT and facilitate productive working relationship
  • To undertake administrative responsibilities as appropriate and keep accurate records To undertake administrative responsibilities as appropriate and keep accurate records
  • Able to identify and recognize when to seek advice and support concerning clinical issues


Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary team autonomously


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Commitment to service user and carer involvement
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Ntorinkansah
Job title
Iris Ward and Inpatient Transitions Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0208 702 6903
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