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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6 - Older People - Suffolk

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Stowmarket
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

Are you looking to join a forward thinking, supportive Older People's Community Mental Health team? Are you looking to develop your existing skills? We have an opportunity for a colleague to join usto cover a period of maternity leave.

Our friendly and supportive team, based at Haymills House in Stowmarket covers the Central area, is looking for a colleague to join us in providing an excellent service to Older People in our patch. We provide a community-based service to people of any age with a dementia diagnosis, and to Older People with a functional diagnosis and complex needs.

You'll be working alongside a close knit multi-disciplinary team of Assistant Practitioner, Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Independent Prescriber and Psychiatrists as well as working closely with GP surgeries, PCNs, Social Workers within ACS and Care Agencies.

We are an established team with a high retention rate. You will be given full support and a comprehensive induction.

We are looking for someone who is interested in working in Older People's services, has an interest in physical as well as mental health and who has an understanding of assessment, risk management, the referral process, case handling and working collaboratively with the wider MDT.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for:
  • Holding a caseload of patients with organic and functional presentations under CPA and NCPA
  • Assessing and managing risk.
  • Using Dialog+ where possible and Recovery Care Planning with service users and carers.
  • Managing your own diary and planning your day.
  • Attending MDT meetings and ward review meetings.
  • Being part of the duty system.
  • Communicate effectively through notes on Lorenzo and letters to GPs and other involved parties.
  • Administering depot medication.
  • Driving is essential for this role.


About us
Working for our organisation

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or beautiful countryside. We're an hour and a half away from London and our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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!

Interview dates are yet to be set; 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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Person Specification
Qualification
Essential
  • Nursing Degree, Dip OT, Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Higher degree or post grad certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice

Desirable
  • Good to great management course, or equivalent

Experience
Essential
  • Demonstrate effective risk assesment and risk management experience
  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience

Skills
Essential
  • Satisfactory verbal and writen language skills
  • Competent assessment skills

Desirable
  • Ability to time manage and reflect on clinical practice

Knowledge
Essential
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines (Government initiative)

Desirable
  • Knowledge of health promotion

Other
Essential
  • Able to travel independently


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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Company

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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