Senior DIST Mental Health Nurse/Non-medical Prescriber

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Senior DIST Mental Health Nurse/Non-medical Prescriber

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Dementia Intensive Support Team in the West of Suffolk.

If you have a passion for working with this client group and hold the relevant Non- Medical Prescribing qualification and registration, then we would be really pleased to hear from you.

We are looking for someone with strong leadership and communication skills. You will have experience of working with this client group in the community, undertaking positive risk taking and working in a multidisciplinary way. The team has a strong person-centred approach, working with clients and carers to achieve positive outcomes for both.

The team has recently pilotede a 7-day service 09:00 to 17:00 and therefore there could be an expectation that the person works weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

In this role as Senior DIST Mental Health Nurse/Non-medical Prescriber you will be:
  • Working with other multi-disciplinary professionals within the team
  • Manage and hold a caseload
  • Undertake initial assessments
  • Engage and work with clients with dementia and their carers
  • Liaise with statutory and voluntary Sector to get care and support in place as required
  • Monitor and support packages of care
  • Alongside the team's Speciality Doctor, you will be offering support and advice around medication to all members of the team
  • Provide management and clinical supervision for members of the team


About us

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.

The Dementia Intensive Support Team is a part of the West Suffolk Care Group, working within the community to meet the needs of people with Dementia and their carers.

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
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.


Job description
Job responsibilities
Senior DIST Mental Health Nurse/Non-medical Prescriber
  • The post will involve you working autonomously in the community. You will be holding a caseload and managing this appropriately. This will involve engaging with people, and using effective communication, often in difficult and stressful circumstances. You will be undertaking initial assessments, introducing services, making referrals to appropriate agencies, and monitoring and supporting situations to achieve positive outcomes for our service users and carers.
  • The post will be supported by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, and you would form a part of this team contributing to meetings both within the service and in wider networks.
  • The post will include working alongside the team's Speciality Doctor, offering medication advice and support to team members as required
  • It is expected that you will be undertaking management and clinical supervision with staff who are junior to you, within the team
  • It is expected that, as part of the role, you will demonstrate strong leadership skills and act as a positive role model for the team
  • The post requires strong communication skills and an ability to empathise and engage with both the individual with the dementia and their carers.


Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Degree in Mental Health Nursing
  • Non Medical Prescribing qualification and registration

Desirable
  • Post qualification learning

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working with people with dementia in the community

Desirable
  • Experience of working in a DIST type environment


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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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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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