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Registered Nurse - Learning Disability/Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

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Learning Disability Nurse
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Bury South IDT, G Block, Hospital Rd
Bury St Edmunds
£24,214 - £30,112 gross per annum
02/06/2019 23:59

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!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

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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Bury St Edmunds is a developing market town situated in the heart of West Suffolk. It has a delightful retail and leisure area located in amongst the historical sites and buildings of the town. The Community Mental Health Team sits on the edge of the town, ideally located for accessing the local villages and surrounding areas. Bury St Edmunds has good transport links to local cities, Ipswich Cambridge and London, accessible via trains and buses.

The Neurodevelopmental team assess and offers a variety of evidence based interventions to people with a learning disability aged 18 and over. The team has been developing ways of working which help to identify the types of needs that arise for people with a learning disability and their carers and channel resources appropriately.

The team consists of nurses, assistant practitioners, psychologists, art therapist and doctors who work well together and are supportive and responsive. There are processes to review our work, to develop areas of good practice and support learning and development of staff.

We are looking for a nurse with experience and skills working alongside people with a learning disability, their families and carers. We are looking for a nurse with experience of working with people with a learning disability, however community experience is not necessary.



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.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are to be confirmed (subject to change).

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Meachen Clinical Team Lead  - 01284 733188 - Neurodevelopmental and OPS

Emma Jennings, Community Nurse - 01284 733188