Charge Nurse - SRRS - with £3K Welcome Bonus

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

*An exciting and unique opportunity has presented itself to work as a Charge Nurse at a Rehabilitation Unit which is proven to reduce re-admissions to hospital*

Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (SRRS) is a Community Rehabilitation Unit with the aim of supporting individuals with severe and enduring mental illness with the long term focus of establishing service users in the community setting and preventing relapse.

At SRRS we have a 10 bedded unit offering 24 hour support. our support includes continues assessment of individuals capabilities with regards to planned daily living activities and assessments based on the recoverymodel which endeavours toassist a move on to independent or further supported accommodation.

Main duties of the job
The Role

You will be responsible for line managing and supporting staff to work effectively both on an individual and service level. There will be responsibility to ensure that concerns are addressed both individually and collaboratively with the team. SRRS have high standards and to ensure quality we would expect you to be able to dynamically make suggestions and use audits to improve the service.

You must have a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Working Hours

We are looking for a Charge Nurse - Band 6 to work 37.5 average hours per week. Requirement of the post is to engage in a flexible shift pattern, potentially working weekends and night shifts.

Shifts areas follows:

Early Shift: 07:00 - 15:00

Late Shift: 13:00 - 21:00;

Night Shift 20:30 - 07:30.

The vast majority of shifts will be day shifts.

About us
Who we are looking for

We are looking for a nurse with experience who has an understanding and desire to work in a rehabilitation setting. It is essential that you have an understanding of recovery and are enthusiastic to develop both personally and professionally. We are looking for someone who is able to support both staff and service users and can be dynamic in creatively thinking about how to improve the service user experience.

In addition we would support applicants for a developmental band 6 role to support you transitioning from a band 5 to band 6 role and provide you with the support to develop your skills to build up confidence in performing in a band 6 role.

Not sure?

If you have any questions please contact Chris Baguley, Ward Manager to talk through this exciting opportunity on 01473 322276

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description

In addition, completing assessments for service users' suitability for rehabilitation

**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**

Person Specification
  • Relevant experience at relevant level

  • Worked for 2 years on an inpatient ward

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

  • Additional training / experience in leadership roles

  • NMC registration

  • leadership/management training

Recovery focus/person centred
  • Clearly aware and used recovery principles

  • Knowledge of ImROC

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Able to drive
  • Able to delegate and prioritise workload

  • supervision experience

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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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