Nurse/DBT/CBT Therapist - PICU

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We're reopening our newly refurbished PICU at Hellesdon Hospital and need dedicated and motivated CBT/DBT Therapists to join our expanding team.

We're looking for caring and compassionate colleagues who share our goal to make a difference to our service users' lives.

If you're looking for the opportunity to work with and support people when they are most in need, with people who require treatment in our intensive care unit, who may have suffered trauma and abuse, this could be the ideal role for you...

Rollesby Ward is our newly refurbished PICU, based in the beautiful city of Norwich. We will be reopening this summer and need experienced therapists to join our collaborative multi-disciplinary team, to provide evidence-based care, nurturing the skills of the team and creating a therapeutic and safe environment.

When you join us, you'll be given a thorough induction and will have the opportunity to attend a variety of training programmes. We're passionate about development and creating an environment in which you feel supported and follow whichever career pathway that interests you.

We're pleased to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options including full and part time hours, different working patterns and can even discuss rotations around our different pathways and services.

If you're an experienced CBT or DBT therapist with the enthusiasm to take on a role in a newly formed, passionate team in a specialist area - we would love to hear from you!
Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone with a DBT/CBT qualification, who can come and work with the patients and the team; role modelling and informing patient care. Our service is led by forward-thinking, ambitious leaders who need your support to generate ideas on how the service can develop and improve.

You will have the opportunity to support QI projects and other initiatives, provide clinical supervision and reflective practice to staff. You will input into the governance processes of acute services to provide assurances that the service is providing high-quality, clinically effective, and safe care. Working within our team as a therapist will give you the opportunity to help shape and develop our specialist service, to ensure our service users receive outstanding care.

The ideal candidate will be professionally registered with experience and knowledge of CBT/Therapies and the application of appropriate models of practice, according to client need.

You'll be an excellent communicator and will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively alongside the wider team. You'll be expected to expertly manage complex caseloads, so being able to make judgements involving highly complex facts/situations and exercising judgement in identifying and assessing complicated events or problems is important.

About us

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Person Specification
  • Able to demonstrate experience at a senior clinical level including some staff management/supervision experience.
  • Evidence of providing leadership in a Mental Health care environment including service development.

  • Experience in role

Achieved Grade
  • Achieved Grade

  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip SW or Dip OT or equivalent, or HCPC registered

  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level.
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice.
  • Post basic teaching qualification. - ILM certificate in management or equivalent.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Competent assessment skills relevant to profession
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects.
  • Build on / develop further specialist knowledge of health promotion and recovery

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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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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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