Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking for someone who is passionate, empathic, resilient, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written and who enjoys being part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team. Does this description sound like you? The Central Norwich Community Eating Disorders service is awaiting your applicationYou should be motivated, have good interpersonal skills, personal resilience, and enthusiasm for working with young people and their families. Whilst it would be desirable for you to have experience working with People who have experience mental health difficulties and/or eating difficulties, we would also consider newly qualified nurses who are keen to develop skills in this specialist area. We will support staff to access accredited training relating to the evidence-based models of care for those with eating disorders and their families in addition to helping you to develop and achieve your career goals. It is an exciting time in the Eating disorder services with several projects moving forward, and the opening of our intensive treatment offer which you will also have an opportunity to work closely with.

Main duties of the job

Building therapeutic relationships with people and their carers.

With support from the senior team Manage a caseload of people, managing their mental health and physical needs.

Liaisie with other health and social care and education professionals to ensure joined up care.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work in compliance with NICE guidelines for eating disorders and the Care Quality Commission.

Maintain accurate and clear documentation and clear communication.

With supervision, Triage new referrals into the service, Jointly carry out assessments, risk assess, and put together a care plan.

About us

The role would suit a candidate who meets the trust values, who is comfortable working autonomously but also can engage with the team. We can also provide training and shadowing opportunities. Would like to be part of our journey to provide excellent care for young people?

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

Job description
Job responsibilities

As part of NSFT and especially within the Eating Disorder Services, we do encourage our team to learn, grow and develop. The team has a wealth of experience for in-house learning and where appropriate courses and development opportunities will be considered in line with the role that you will be providing.

A full induction will be provided to the successful applicant. You will also be allocated to a Buddy to support your induction period. This is a great team to work for with friendly, supportive colleagues who all have a passion for providing the best service that we can. If this is what you want too, then we welcome your application to come and join us on our journey together

Day to day the role will involve core duties some of which are listed below:
  • Providing one to one interventions both face to face within the community and via online platforms such as Attend Anywhere, Microsoft Teams, Zoom with young people and their families
  • Establishing rapport, trust and clear goals with the young people and their families in order to help them recover and thrive
  • Delivering evidenced based care with the support of the MDT

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 and be part of our exciting and forward-thinking team, then please click APPLY!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent
  • Valid registration with NMC

  • Experience working in MDT
  • Risk assessment
  • Use of interventions with patients

  • Effective communication, presentation and group management skills
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately manage own time and priorities

  • Ability to travel independently

  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to reflect

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“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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