Mental Health Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner - NYOT-3K welcome bonus

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year 3k Welcome bonus
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a nurse who is interested in delivering high quality care and assessment to better support young people experiencing adversity?

Do you want to work within a multi-disciplinary service to create new and innovative ways of working with children? If so, an exciting opportunity for a nurse to join the Norfolk Youth Offending Team (NYOT) health provision has arisen.

The Norfolk Youth Offending Team (NYOT) is a multi-agency partnership team whose aim is to prevent children and young people offending in a child-first family focused trauma informed way. The successful candidate would be joining a unique and growing health team within the Norfolk Youth Offending Team which is a joint partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and the Norfolk Youth Offending Team. The health team holds a small specialist assessment and intervention case load and have close links with Children's Services, the Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) team and the wider Child, Family and Young Persons (CFYP) Mental Health Service.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting and dynamic time for an individual to join the Norfolk Youth Offending Team Health team as recently secured funding has meant growth in the workforce capacity and an expansion of the service offer.

The post holder will contribute to ongoing service evaluation and development, whilst offering high quality assessment and intervention to the children and families we work with. The successful candidate will join a growing team which comprises of an Assistant Practitioner, a Clinical Psychologist, a Business Support Officer and an Operational Manager.

The post holder will offer management oversight to the assistant practitioner, receive clinical supervision from the Clinical Psychologist, have access to ongoing reflective supervision and will hold a clinical caseload of assessments and intervention as appropriate.

We would like you to possess the ability to independently manage your own caseload, time and have a particular depth of knowledge and experience in young person's mental health, working successfully with families experiencing complex psychosocial difficulties.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an expanding successful service that makes real and tangible differences to young people and professionals across Norfolk. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and want to know more please contact either Dr Rebecca Bealey (Clinical Psychologist) on 07884699703,, or Katy Hall (Service Manager) on 07825 218199

About us

This post will suit an ambitious, experienced, and knowledgeable clinician who has the passion and vision to play a leading role in transforming the quality and effectiveness of services offered to those with mental health difficulties and their families.

When developing this role, we spoke to young people to ask them what qualities they wanted, and they told us they wanted people who are:
  • Flexible
  • Person centred
  • Goes the extra mile
  • Led by them
  • Put their needs first
  • Dynamic
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Reliable

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care with appropriate supervision, ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multiagency environment.Managing a caseload and the provision of Mental Health Care services to people with mental health care needs.Support and advising to other health care professionals. To support aspects of service development.To be responsible for accurate mental health clustering of all patients on admission, discharge and at review.To ensure all mental health clustering information is passed onto other Trust teams or services on transfer of patients.To ensure the accuracy and quality of mental health clustering activity within the team.

Your personal supervisor will help you to develop skills to carry out the following duties and responsibilities.Responsible for the line management of identified members of the service.To support the development of effective mental health care pathways within the service.Support to service evaluation and audit systems.Support review/development of service wide policies and protocols.Support the establishment of partnerships and networks with key stakeholders.Deputise for Line Manager as required.ClinicalTo be accountable for own professional actions.Participate in mental health promotion.Provide the appropriate interventions to patients with mental illness (incorporating NICE Guidelines).Provide training and support for colleagues, including non-statutory and statutory agencies.Effective personal planning and organisation of daily work load.Flexible working and manage own working time effectively and accordingly to service demands.Practice autonomously in making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing a high quality of care.Maintain respectful, effective professional interpersonal relationships with others.To attend all mandatory training as required by the Trust and to undertake further training and updating as required to carry out the role.Initiate, create and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers, ensuring that practice is patient centred.Promote the involvement of service users and carers in the development of the care pathway.Ensuring that all patients are given full explanation of their care pathway/treatment options andno decision is taken forward without their consent.Regularly be involved in various research studies.

ProfessionalTo adhere to local and professionally prescribed codes of ethical conduct and practice (e.g. confidentiality).Maintain a professional portfolio, which demonstrates development in reflective practice.Have arrangements in place for individual supervision as per Trust policy.Ensure recorded contact data are accurately and timely as per Business Processes.Adhere to all policies, procedures, guidelines and standards set by Norfolk and SuffolkFoundation Trust and relevant professional body.Maintain and update knowledge relating to the current Mental Health Act 1983/2007 and any relevant guidance thereof, and sharing all relevant information to Primary Care colleagues as necessary.Identifying personal learning and training needs through PDP, appraisal and personal development plans on an annual basis.Support and develop the principles of joint partnership working and to be pro-acting in fostering positive interagency relationships and information sharing.Provide cover in the absence of colleagues in the team and assume the responsibility normally undertaken by them during their period of absence.Act as a Mentor to students to ensure that annual updates are undertaken and evidence for Triennial review is provided.Be responsible for student placements and learning outcomes, with regular contact with the link tutor to discuss student issues as they arise.Undergo training to act as a sign of Mentor for Student Nurses, ensuring that the Triennial review is completed to fulfill the requirements of the sign off role.Ensure that personal appearance, practice and manner conform to the standards and expectations of the Trust.To comply with all Trust Policies, Guidelines and Protocols with particular regard to community services.

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Mentorship qualification or ENB 998. Willingness to train to become Sign-off Mentor
  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice

  • Good to great management course, or equivalent

  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience
  • Demonstrate effective risk assessment and risk management experience
  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions
  • Experience in working in team delivering person centred treatment packages

  • Experience in delivering group based interventions
  • Experience in supporting service development

  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of its effects
  • Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines (Government initiative)

  • Developing knowledge of local wider systems and networks
  • Knowledge of health promotion

  • Ability to travel independently

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent assessment skills
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills
  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills
  • Competent and effective treatment skills
  • Able to effectively prioritise own work load
  • Basic computer skills including use of email/internet and satisfactory verbal and written language skills

  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice
  • PMA Training and Prevention and Management of Suicide training
  • Medicine Management
  • Safeguarding training

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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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