Registered Mental Health Nurse

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you interested in eating disorders or child and adolescent mental health and want to make a difference to the outcomes for our young people? Do you have a passion for helping young people and their family and carers struggling with mental health problems such as eating disorders?

With the increase of referrals due to the pandemic, we are taking the opportunity to expand our core Child and Adolescent Community Eating Disorder teams and have set up an intensive day treatment programme based in Norwich

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Part-time Mental Health Nurse to join our adolescent intensive treatment programme for Eating disorders.

While the role will predominantly within the intensive treatment day centre, the post holder may be required to see patients in the community or at the general acute hospitals, therefore ability to travel is essential.

There will be opportunities to develop in your role enabling you to practice a range of core skills and a good knowledge of eating disorders. If you are looking for a new challenge, don't like to have a dull day and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for young people and their families then we want to hear from you

About us

The role would suit a candidate who meets the trust values, who is comfortable working autonomously but also can engage with the team. We can also provide training and shadowing opportunities.Would like to be part of our journey to provide excellent care for young people?

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
  • NHS discounts and many more

Job description
Job responsibilities

Within the intensive treatment programme, you will be part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team offering more intensive nursing and therapy interventions and practical support around mealtimes to help young people and their families engage actively in the recovery process and prevent the need for long hospital admissions away from home, family and friends. You will have some management responsibilities and will be expected to lead support staff on a day to day basis with the support of the Senior team.

Previous experience of working with individuals with eating disorders is not essential and we will welcome applicants who may have transferable skills and would like the opportunity to develop in a specialist area. As a team we are committed to strengthening and creating real opportunities for learning, improving and working creatively. We provide clinical supervision, reflective practice, training and opportunities for professional development and aim to nurture staff development and are passionate about improving standards and user experience.

We welcome requests for further information. Please dont hesitate to call us to discuss anything about the team or the roles.

Please contact either: (Senior Systemic Psychotherapist Day Treatment Lead)

or (Clinical Nurse specialist)

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent
  • Mentoring / Mentorship (ENB988 or equivalent)

  • Evidence at social care / health related study

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Familiar with risk assessment and its management

  • Previous community experience

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to process, plan and delegate work
  • Ability to identify and action change in health care need
  • Satisfactory verbal and written English language skills

  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice

  • Up to date and evidence based knowledge of Person Centred Care
  • Working knowledge / application of the Mental Health Act

  • Knowledge of mental health needs for older people
  • Knowledge of national policy influencing older persons' health care

  • Be able and willing to undertake further training / development specific to the role
  • Able to travel independently

  • Ability to transport patients as appropriate
  • Able to liaise with statutory / non-statutory bodies due to patients' needs.

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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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