Charge Nurse for Suffolk West Adult Inpatient

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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

Are you someone who is passionate about delivering compassionate & individualised care, driving quality improvement and able to provide clinical leadership within an inpatient mental health setting ?

At Wedgwood House, we have exciting opportunities for an existing or aspiring band 6 nurse to join the team on Northgate Ward. If you have the qualities described above then we want you to think about coming to be part of our Wedgwood family and join us.

Main duties of the job

As part of our ongoing strive for excellence we are developing a 'care team' approach patient centred care. The Charge Nurse will be expected to take responsibility for supporting that care team, working within governance processes to support the implementation of individualised and responsive care. This is a really exciting opportunity to be able to demonstrate leadership amongst a small group of individuals.

About us

Wedgwood House is a purpose-built mental health unit comprising 2 acute mental health inpatient wards, an older person's inpatient ward, as well as crisis, home treatment and psychiatric liaison services.

There will be opportunities for people who want to focus on the clinical aspects of the role as well as those thinking about the management side of things. We will look to support you to develop your skills in a variety of ways , be that through our existing band 6 development programme, leadership courses, mentorship as well as more formal qualification. If you have the drive to provide excellent care, can demonstrate high quality clinical skills and are willing to go the extra mile to help make a difference to people's lives then we would love to hear from you.

We welcome informal discussions and would love you to get in touch to talk about the opportunities available and come and visit to see what we are all about.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Benefits

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!

Interviews 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.

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Person Specification
Experience
Essential
  • Experience as band 5 on inpatient ward

Desirable
  • Worked as band 6 on inpatient wards

Recovery focus/person centred
Essential
  • Evidence in supporting information around person centred care / recovery focused approaches

Desirable
  • Knowledge of ImROC

Leadership skills
Essential
  • Evidence in supporting information demonstrates leadership skills / knowledge

Desirable
  • Additional training / experience in leadership roles

Qualifications
Essential
  • NMC or equivalent registration

Desirable
  • additional nursing / skills based qualifications


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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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