Staff Nurse ECT

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

Staff Nurse ECT - based in the ECT clinic at the Julian Hospital, Norwich - is a part time role, working two days a week. You will work within all areas of the clinic - welcoming and clerking in patients as they arrive at the clinic, assisting in the treatment room, looking after patients in the recovery room, and monitoring them in the post recovery area after treatment. You will work alongside psychiatrists, anaesthetists, and other nurses.

Main duties of the job

Working in the clinic will mean you will work within a small team where it is essential to be supportive and helpful of one another. Also, it is essential to be able to develop positive and helpful relationships with the patients and their relatives who attend the clinic.

You will be involved in monitoring patients' mental and physical condition before and after treatment, taking physical observations of patients before and after the treatment; working alongside and helping medical staff during treatments; assessing and monitoring of patients after their treatment and before they leave the clinic, and entering observation details on the ITC system.

About us

The team working in the ECT clinic consists of two consultant psychiatrists, two anaesthetists, Operating Department Practitioners, and other mental health nurses. It is a small team where the members of the staff work in a supportive and friendly way with each other and where high standards of patient care are aimed at. Because patients are seen twice a week over a period of about six weeks there is opportunity for staff to develop supportive relationships with them and their relatives.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Welcoming patients to the clinic.

Taking physical observations of patients on arrival and recording these in the ICT system.

Working within the treatment room, assisting medical staff.

Monitoring patients as they recover after treatment in the recovery room; taking further physical observations and recording these in the ICT system.

Assessing patients as to their fitness to leave the clinic after recovery from treatment and recording in ICT system.

Reportingto senior staff any concerns about patients' physical or mental condition.

Taking part in regular meetings between local ECT clinics.

Attending ECT specific training as well as mandatory training.

Maintaining adequate levels of stock within the clinic.

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent RN(MH)

  • Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs

  • Good observation and reporting skills
  • Ability to display calm, mature response to difficult situations
  • Be self-aware and have the ability to learn

  • Be self-aware and have the ability to learn

  • Understanding of issues surrounding confidentiality

  • Awareness of security and its impact and willingness to expand knowledge on it.
  • Working knowledge /application of the Mental Health Act 1983

  • Ability to travel independently
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated
  • Generally interested and motivated to work in a care environment

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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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