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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
King's Lynn
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Gross Per Annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We passionately believe that older people should feel valued and be treated with the dignity and respect they so rightly deserve and we are looking for a new member of the team who shares these values.

This role will be joining a team who have a passion for working with older people.

Our team works with our service users to help recovery and make a positive difference to their health and wellbeing. We believe that working closely with our service users and their family or carer allows us to provide bespoke care planning to meet their needs and wishes both in organic and functional health.

We therefore only want to recruit people to join our team who are dedicated to working with dementia and mental health and to help us to ensure we deliver high standards of person-centred care. People who receive this kind of feedback

we are both sincerely pleased to have met you and for all the support and comfort you have offered us

Main duties of the job

Older peoples nursing can be overlooked, however the complexity of the skills required for care for a patient with dementia embodies what mental health care is about and pulls on every facet of our training and knowledge base.

You will be become an essential part of our multi-disciplinary team of Consultants, Speciality Doctors, Psychologists, Service Manager, Clinical Team Manager, a trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Care Support Workers and Occupational Therapists all supported by our fantastic admin team.

As a team we feel it is vital to raise awareness around the need for more research, early intervention and sign posting, and you will play a vital role in this, using your existing expertise and supported with continuous learning from the supportive team.

This diverse range of specialities in the team allows us to work collaboratively with the aim of providing high quality and integrated care.

About us

Working for your organisation

We believe that ongoing training, support and a positive and friendly culture is vital for our team's emotional wellbeing and allowing them to be able to provide the best possible care.

Our team is part of a county wide care group which is committed to service development including the development of a skilled workforce and engaged in a wide programme of transformation in mental health services.

We are looking for people with the drive to develop therapeutic relationships to work with people through their recovery journey who can apply their motivational enhancement skills, observation skills and ability to confidently engage with all those participating in this journey.


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

We are a friendly and ambitious team, welcoming of new clinicians from a variety of backgrounds who may or may not have specialist exercise in this field.

We are committed to ensuring the voice of service users is central to our work and you will be encouraged to take a full role in supporting this. We work closely alongside colleagues in wider specialist mental health services

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!

We look forward to having you as part of our dynamic team.

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
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Higher degree or post =graduate certificate in =area of clinical / therapeutic practice

  • Good to great management course, or equivalent

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent assessment and care planning skills
  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills

  • Prevention and management of suicide training
  • Safeguarding training

  • Able to demonstrate a appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice
  • Experience in working in teams delivering person centred treatment packages

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

  • Understanding of the policies and guidelines of local and national e.g national institute for clinical excellence guidelines (government initiative)
  • Knowledge of medication and knowledge and monitoring of its effects

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

  • Ability to travel independently

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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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