Social Worker/Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Gt Yarmouth
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Our Eating Disorders teams in Norfolk and Waveney have seen a vast increase in people presenting with a range of complex eating disorders over the past 18 months. This has been a challenging time for the service users, carers, and for our Eating Disorders practitioners, but with this challenge brings an exciting opportunity for us to be expanding our teams. Not only are we in a fortunate position to be expanding our community teams but we are also working on developing intensive treatment pathways to those who access our services to prevent the need for hospital admissions.

We are looking for a social worker or mental health nurseto join the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Team in a care co-ordinator role to hold a caseload and plan the care and support for these individuals. MDT working is at the heart of what we do and we wish to train and nurture all staff that join our teams. For the right candidate we would also consider a developmental position starting as a band 5 and working up to a band 6 role. It would be desirable to have experience working with individuals with an eating disorder, but this is not essential.

Part time hours will also be considered.

We are a passionate team of professionals that truly believe in providing high quality care. You should be motivated, have good interpersonal skills, personal resilience, and enthusiasm for working with people. If working in Eating Disorders sparks your interest then please get in touch to find out more!

Main duties of the job

Building therapeutic relationships with people and their carers.

Manage a caseload of people with an eating disorder, managing their mental health and physical needs.

Liaising with other health and social care and education professionals to ensure joined up care.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work in compliance with NICE guidelines for eating disorders and the Care Quality Commission.

Maintain accurate and clear documentation and clear communication.

Triage new referrals into the service, carry out assessments, risk assess, and put together a care plan.

About us

Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Building therapeutic relationships with people and their carers.

Manage a caseload of people with an eating disorder, managing their mental health and physical needs.

Liaising with other health and social care and education professionals to ensure joined up care.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work in compliance with NICE guidelines for eating disorders and the Care Quality Commission.

Maintain accurate and clear documentation and clear communication.

Triage new referrals into the service, carry out assessments, risk assess, and put together a care plan.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Nursing degree or equivalent

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Familiar with risk assessment and its management

Desirable
  • Previous community experience

Skills
Essential
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to process, plan and delegate work
  • Ability to identify and action change in health care need
  • Satisfactory verbal and written English language skills

Desirable
  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice

Knowledge
Essential
  • Up to date and evidence based knowledge of Person Centred Care
  • Working knowledge / application of the Mental Health Act


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Company

Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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Travel

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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