Mental Health Staff Nurse - Suffolk Rehab & Recovery

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

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. We are currently the only mental health rehabilitation setting within Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

We are committed to helping individuals on the recovery pathway - this could be assisting individuals with enduring mental health conditions or helping a newly diagnosed individual regain the living skills and provide a foundation to develop preventing future admissions.

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.

We will provide a full induction on recruitment, on-going training and regular peer support. We have a genuine commitment to training and development with an extensive teaching matrix and protected time for managerial and clinical supervision supported by psychology input. We are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement/ ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction

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

Main duties of the job

As a B5 Mental Health Nurse you will be responsible for the day to day running of shifts attending MDTs, ward reviews, liaising with other agencies, supporting service users with their recovery journey. You will have named nurse responsibility and be expected to work alongside your named patient to support their recovery goals.

*This vacancy is a rare opportunity as we have an excellent staff retention rate at SRRS*

Full Time Position (Part time may be considered +3 days per week)

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 are Early Shift: 07:00 - 15:00, Late Shift 13:00 - 21:00 Night Shift 20:30 - 07:30

We would support and welcome any Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered General Nurses, Registered Learning Disability Nurses and Newly Qualified Nurses in this exciting role. We support and encourage development and career progression. We especially welcome nurses with an interest in holistic health care and humanistic principles of nursing.

About us

Benefits included with this role are:-
      • NHS pension
      • Career progression
      • Staff physio service
      • NHS discounts and many more.

Interviews are to beconfirmed, 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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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!

Job description
Job responsibilities

SRRS is currently in an exciting phase of development in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the service. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and caring individual who has a strong desire to work with service users in a recovery focused. We support newly qualified Nurses/practitioners to attend the Newly Qualified Academy as part of preceptorship.

As a team we have the opportunity to work independently but we come together by sharing our knowledge learnt and respecting each other by communicating effectively. We encourage staff to develop within lead and link roles within a particular area of interest. We encourage an open forum for our staff to problem solve and make changes to enhance the patient experience.

Person Specification
  • NMC registration
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake training

  • Previous experience of working within inpatient unit

Experience / Skills
  • Ability to display calm, mature response to difficult situations
  • Generally interested and motivated to work in a care environment

  • Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • Awareness of security and its impact and willingness to expand knowledge on it.

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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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