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Nurse Consultant

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
West and South Norfolk Care Group
£65,664 to £75,874 a year gross per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Are you passionate about nursing in mental health? Are you an experienced nurse with a background in the care of adults with mental illness? If so, we want to hear from you! We are recruiting a Nurse Consultant to provide leadership, expert clinical care and to help shape our offer to people who need support from the Community Mental Health Team in West Norfolk.

Main duties of the job

You will provide expertise and leadership to your multidisciplinary colleagues in all aspects of best practice for the care of adults with a mental health need. You will be lead care professional for people receiving support in the service. You will be knowledgeable around psychologically informed approaches to care, and be able to work alongside individuals through a diagnosis and treatment plan This is an exciting role for a dynamic, ambitious and forward-thinking senior nurse.

You will work within our Community Mental Health Teams as a clinical leader with a focus on supporting the developments in community based mental health care. This is an exciting time for our services, with a system wide transformation of community mental health support happening over the next 3 years. strengthening our dementia pathway and older adults offer. You will work clinically in the multidisciplinary team, taking forward our development of nurse led assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

As a trust we are committed to continuously improving the experience of care. We have a creative outlook as we move forward with these plans. You will be part of a growing peer group of Consultant Nurses in the care group. We are committed to your professional development and the development of nurses across our services. Supported by the Senior Leadership team, you will play a key role in influencing and implementing the delivery of the trust strategy in the care group.

About us

Why West Norfolk?

West Norfolk is a truly special place of un-spoilt charm and natural beauty. Set against a backdrop of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, this wonderful side of Norfolk is a pleasure to explore. West Norfolk is not just about the beaches, but what a great place it is to enjoy the sand and sea! Norwich and Cambridge are both within easy access and with London less than 2 hours by train you can have the best of all worlds. For candidates who need to relocate we can offer temporary accommodation to help with the transition and a relocation package in some instances.

How we will support your development:

We can offer you the opportunity to be supported with further post graduate training, including the opportunity to complete the Non-Medical Approved Clinician Pathway.

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Job responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be enthusiastic, conscientious and above all able to demonstrate a commitment to whole person care that is inclusive and focused on the needs of the individual and their families and carers. You will be an independent prescriber, ideally educated to masters level, and have significant post qualifying experience in relevant services.

Person Specification
  • Masters Degree level in relevant subject area
  • Post registration qualification in speciality

  • Recognised training in relevant psychological approach or therapy

  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Comprehensive experience at local leadership level within speciality

  • Proven leadership skills through experience of leading a team
  • Strong commitment to improving patient services, with a clear focus on achieving performance goals.

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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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