Staff nurse

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year gross per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 5 Staff Nurse wanted for Beach Ward, Hammerton Court, Julian Hospital - Male Dementia Assessment Inpatient Ward

We are looking for an individual to join our nursing team who is committed and able to integrate and support the wider team to maintain high standards of care. A strong team work ethic and sense of accountability, first class assessment and communication skills are essential criteria.

The successful candidate will have an interest in working with physical and mental health issues in older people's services and an appreciation of the wider impact of dementia on peoples lives.

We value life skills, lived experience and a commitment to work with us to meet the needs of the service user and their carers and relatives. We are keen to integrate individuals existing skills into the services we are able to provide, as well as supporting personal and professional development through training and professional development.You should have excellent interpersonal skills that you would utilise to build good working relationships with staff, carers and service users across the scope of our care delivery to support seamless delivery of care.We are committed to delivering quality therapeutic care with every member of our team making a valuable contribution. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

ROLE SUMMARYThe post holder will undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient carewithout direct supervision, ensuring continuity of practice.As named nurse to ensure accurate mental health clustering is carried out onadmission, discharge and at reviews.

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.

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 to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days' notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEnsure that nursing practice is person centred and, as far as possible, promoting the directinvolvement of patients and carers in the development of the plan of care from admission todischarge.Ensure that clinical practice is consistent with the Care Programme Approach.Identify personal learning and training needs through appraisal and personal developmentplans linked to service needs.Take responsibility for ensuring that personal nursing practice is informed by relevant local andnational developments and is evidenced based.Under the direction of the Ward Manager/Senior Charge Nurse, participate in clinical audit andclinical governance activities.Carrying out Risk AssessmentAct as the named nurse for a group of patients with ultimate responsible for providing anindividualised plan of care for each patient.Delegate appropriate tasks to junior staff were appropriate.Effective management/co-ordination of shifts.Share information with other members of the multi disciplinary team, either verbal or written.Attending appropriate meetings.Use available resources effectively.Provide and receive clinical supervision as per Trust guidance.Act as a mentor to students in line with NMC requirements for Registered Nurses includingattending annual mentor updates and evidence for Triennial ReviewParticipate in recruitment, selection and induction of junior staff.Report and record incidents, complaints and accidents involving patients, staff or visitors inaccordance with Trust and Service Standards.Ensure that personal appearance, practice and manner conform to the Standards andPage | 3 Generic 2016expectations of the Trust and are in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.Ensure compliance with the regulations in respect of the storage and administration of drugspursuant to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973.Ensure compliance with the Trust and Service policies for the care of patients valuables andensuring awareness amongst other staff of Standing Financial instructions and others relevantguidance documents.Maintain a professional Therapeutic relationship/boundary with patients, carers andcolleagues.Report any untoward incidents, accidents or complaints involving patients, relatives/carers orstaff to the nurse in charge of the area.Maintain a general knowledge of current ward, service and trust arrangements, operationalpolicies, clinical objectives, procedures and overall philosophy and working in accordance withthese.Ensure good working relationships with all disciplines, contributing to the effective running ofthe ward by engaging in ward discussions and attending appropriate meetings.Be aware of personal limitations and role boundaries.Induct new starters to the work environment.Attend mandatory and non-mandatory in-service training sessions and refresher courses asrequired by the trust and as identified in the KSF/PDP process.Undergo IT training and utilise basic IT skills as necessary including the Intranet, computerisedselfrostering and electronic stores ordering.Carry out basic administrative tasks as required such as photocopying, faxing and the makingand receiving of phone calls.Carry out PMA interventions.Undertake surveys and audits.Regularly undertake research and development and clinical trialsTo discharge statutory social care functions as delegated under section 75 agreement withNorfolk County Council for Service Users and Carers on behalf of the organisation (For NorfolkService Users only)To provide appropriate health and social care interventions according to service usersrecovery goals (For Norfolk Service Users only)To assess health and social care needs as part of an integrated team, andimplement/commission packages of care where appropriate. (For Norfolk Service Users only)

Person Specification
  • Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs

  • Ability to work regularly unsupervised
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to supervise others

  • Nursing degree or equivalent RN(MH)
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake training

  • Understanding of issues surrounding confidentiality

  • Working knowledge /application of the Mental Health Act 1983

  • Ability to travel independently
  • Fitness to undergo PMA training and perform full duties of post
  • Flexibility of duty and hours over a 24hr 7 day a week period

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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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