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Senior Mental Health Nurse/ OT/ Social Worker - Dementia Intensive Support Team

Band 6

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Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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G Block, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3NR
Bury St Edmunds
£26,565 - £35,577 gross per annum
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We require a highly motivated Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to work as part of the Dementia Intensive Support Team based in West Suffolk.

The post holder will provide a first line response to referrals for people with dementia or suspected dementia in West Suffolk. They will act as the care co-ordinator or support the care co-ordinator during the involvement of DIST. They will augment and provide advice to non mental health teams and staff on identified needs and appropriate care, support and management strategies. They will support the introduction of this care and support to enable positive outcomes for the individual and their families.

The ideal candidates will be motivated to deliver high quality care and be dedicated to developing practice to meet the needs of people affected by dementia in acute hospitals and the community. They will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and team working skills. They will show a commitment to their own professional development as well as that of others.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the relationship between acute trusts, primary and secondary care, adult community services and the voluntary care sector.

See attached supplementary sheet for further information regarding the DIST Team.

Interview will be week commencing 5th March 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Informal enquires to: Helen Gray, Team Leader on

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137