You will be working in a specialist field with great opportunities for building your skills and career development.
There is extensive scope for nurses to work autonomously and take up leadership roles. The work is interesting, challenging and highly rewarding.
Eating Disorder Nursing and Its Affect On Patients
We are one of a small number of units in the UK providing specialist inpatient services for young people aged 11 to 18.
Our young people usually have severe anorexia and this may be combined with other mental health problems. Newbridge House is a stand alone service in a residential area of Streetly, near Sutton Coldfield. A major extension took place in 2013 to further enhance the facilities we provide and increase our inpatient bed number to 20. Our service is highly regarded by commissioners.
What can Newbridge House offer you?
“Newbridge has always supported me whilst I have been training as a Mental Health Nurse and has given me opportunities to develop professionally before and after qualifying in August 2012.”
Many of our nurses have undertaken mentorship training to ensure we provide optimal support to new staff and during placements for nursing students. We are committed to supporting continuous learning and our staff have undertaken the eating disorders pathway as a degree or at masters level. As a staff grade nurse at Newbridge House, you would be given a key worker role with your own patients and supported to fulfill this responsibility, which includes monitoring care plans and liaising with parents and community services.
What skills can I develop at Newbridge House?
Eating disorders have a very significant impact upon physical as well as mental health and at Newbridge House, you can develop skills in autonomously carrying out ECGs, preparing and administering naso-gastric feeds and phlebotomy.
Career progression at Newbridge House
Graduates can join Newbridge House as staff nurses, which equates to an NHS Band 5, with the scope for progression to senior staff nurse at a Band 6 equivalent and additionally, nursing team leader posts at Band 7 equivalent.
Our clinical manager and deputy clinical manager are both nurses, and the nursing team are at the heart of our multi-disciplinary clinical team.
“Eating disorder treatment is a great field for nurses who want to use and develop their full range of skills. In a specialist service like Newbridge House, you can work autonomously and also have a very influential voice in the multi-disciplinary team.”
What do I need to work at Newbridge House?
Graduates with a degree in mental health nursing are very welcome to apply for jobs at Newbridge House. As a provider of services for 11 to 18 year olds, we also welcome graduates in child and adolescent nursing.
If your degree is in general nursing but you are interested in working for us, please contact us and we would be happy to advise on whether any further placements or training may be required.