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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JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed. YOUR APPLICATION It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.
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Are you looking for an opportunity to support those suffering from mental health issues?
Do you work well with people and teams?
If you have said yes to these questions we have opportunities for you in one of our teams at Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds:
Abbeygate is our Ward for Older People which provides assessment and treatment. Although a mixed gender ward, the facilities provide separate sleeping areas for male and female patients and each room has en-suite facilities. The ward has two distinct areas, Maple and Laurel. Maple accommodates 10 people with a functional illness and Laurel accommodates 7 people with cognitive impairment.
Northgate provides treatment for adults who are experiencing acute mental health problems. The service is recovery focused utilising a range of treatment, therapy and support in order to help our service users return to well-being and independence. There strong links with Southgate Ward and the Home Treatment and IDT teams.
Southgate is our adult mixed gender assessment and triage ward, with high volumes of service user admissions/discharges and operates inter and intra agency working. This busy, fast paced environment also provides support to the Section 136 suite, working closely with colleagues from other services.
For this role you will be suitably qualified/registered as a nurse and be able to evidence your knowledge of mental health by your level of experience in autonomous and multi-disciplinary team working. Proven clinical judgement and the ability to competently assess risk and formulate risk management plans will be essential as will your excellent communication, analytical and decision making skills.
We offer a supportive team environment where you will develop your own knowledge of psychosocial interventions and positive health promotion, with first hand experience of engaging service users within an inpatient setting.
Wedgwood House is a mental health inpatient unit situated behind the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. The three wards provide assessment and treatment services for acute mental disorders and rehabilitation including depression, bipolar, psychosis, dementia and crisis resolution.
Our primary focus is on collaborative working; placing great emphasis on the assessment/recovery model. Many aspects relating to service user recovery is reflected within the assessment tools the patients and staff use and the philosophy that underpins patient centred care.
Our staff support network includes protected time and unit wellbeing sessions. You will be given regular supervision and have an opportunity to use the onsite gym. There are excellent developmental opportunities should you wish to progress.
Benefits included with this role are:-
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Contact prior to application is strongly encouraged and welcomed.
At either the beginning or the end of your supporting statement please state which of these positions you wish to be considered for, in order of preference.
We would consider applications from external candidates for relocation/removal expenses based on individual circumstances.
This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3000. This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment.
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!
Candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. 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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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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Southgate: Martyn Kemp, Ward Manager, 01284 719774
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