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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
King's Lynn
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Gross Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

The Adult Community Mental Health Team based at Chatterton House, Kings Lynn, are excited to welcome applications from Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with experience or keen interest in working with complex mental health conditions.

There are endless opportunities available, and we are keen to welcome new faces to join our team on a permanent basis. We understand that to attract the best people, we need to develop career pathways and support staff to reach their full potential.

We are keen to support development opportunities and pathways, such as:
  • An in-house Preceptorship Programme for Newly Qualified Practitioners
  • Developmental Band 5 to Band 6 roles for Registered Practitioners
  • Band 6 Development Programmes (such as Leading Confidently)
  • Advanced Practice opportunities such as Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) and Advanced Nurse Practice (ANP) which has enabled clinicians to progress to Nurse Consultant and Clinical Director roles
  • Funding available for training programmes such as Structured Clinical Management (SCM) and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)

Does this sound like something you could be interested in? Let's talk about what opportunities are available to match your skills and experience! Luke Peek, Adult Community Service Manager would love to hear from you directly to see how you could fit in to our team: Luke.Peek@nsft.nhs.uk or 07788332932.

Main duties of the job

Working in a busy and dynamic Adult Community Mental Health Team means every day will be different. You will be involved in:
  • Managing a (capped) caseload for those under The Care Programme Approach
  • Undertaking initial urgent/routine assessments on behalf of the service
  • Attending multi-disciplinary team meetings with our Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse Consultants, Clinical Team Managers, Senior Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals including Consultant Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists
  • Attending outpatient clinic appointments
  • Undertaking face to face visits in the community setting including home visits
  • Working with service users and their families/carers to care plan holistic goal setting and engage in treatment planning and working in collaboration with internal/external stakeholders
  • Medication administration (if qualified to do so) with opportunities to enrol in local university training programmes in medication management


About us

West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty. Set against a backdrop of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, this side of Norfolk is a sheer pleasure to explore.

Join our Community Adult Mental Health Service based in King's Lynn. We are based on the same site as our Acute Services: a purpose built, award winning facility and within our sister facility 10 minutes away.

Our Trust vales of Positively, Respectfully and Together sum up perfectly what this role encompasses. If you have the right values to join our organisation, you will be supported with a programme of training and development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will need to be enthusiastic and conscientious and do everything you can to provide the best care to our service users.We are looking for someone who displays compassion, empathy, and sensitivity in your approach to people who may be distressed or have a challenging presentation.

You will be involved in:
  • Managing a (capped) caseload for those under The Care Programme Approach
  • Undertaking initial urgent/routine assessments on behalf of the service
  • Attending multi-disciplinary team meetings with our Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse Consultants, Clinical Team Managers, Senior Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals including Consultant Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists
  • Attending outpatient clinic appointments
  • Undertaking face to face visits in the community setting including home visits
  • Working with service users and their families/carers to care plan holistic goal setting and engage in treatment planning and working in collaboration with internal/external stakeholders
  • Medication administration (if qualified to do so) with opportunities to enrol in local university training programmes in medication management

If you would like to discuss this role further or feel that you have the skills and experience required to work in a Community Mental Health Team please get in touch with our Adult Community Service Manager on 07788332932 to discuss further!

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Nursing degree or equivalent

Desirable
  • Practice Supervisor and Practice Supervisor or willingness to complete training

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

Desirable
  • Prevention and management of suicide training
  • Safeguarding training

Experience
Essential
  • Previous experience working in Adult Community Services

Knowledge
Essential
  • 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

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

Other
Essential
  • Ability to travel independently


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Company

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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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Travel

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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