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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker (Crisis Team)

Band 6

Main area
Acute Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northgate Hospital
Great Yarmouth
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
28/07/2019 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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We are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to work within the Great Yarmouth & Waveney Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHT) based at Northgate Hospital Acute Services. The team is unique in the way that it integrates both Inpatient and CRHT care. We work closely with the Ward as patients discharged follow a planned pathway of care and receive both inpatient and post-discharge CRHT treatment, which offers ongoing risk management and after-care involvement within the Community.

The role will include carrying out emergency assessments from Community Teams, GPs and A&E Out of Hours in view of gate-keeping possible admissions, ongoing care or referral to external team. The team also visits Service Users at home to plan and implement care packages for Crisis and Home Treatment Team patients.

You will have excellent mental health assessment skills, time management skills, risk management skill and will need to be adaptable and flexible within their role.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Previous experience within an Acute setting and risk management would be beneficial/advantageous.

You will be able to work flexibly as this service covers 24 hours 7 days a week. Although you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, there will be elements of lone working. The post will sit under the Great Yarmouth & Waveney Acute Mental Health Services within a supportive and progressive Locality. 

If you would like to know more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

  • We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:
  • Financial support with relocation cost
  • Flexible working hour
  • Up to 307 hours holiday entitlement (subject to length of service
  • FREE physio service
  • FREE Yoga and Pilate
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Support with revalidation
  • Post graduate training opportunities
  • We will pay for your initial DBS check (excluding the annual update service charge of £13)

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 to be confirmed, 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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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

Karen Newberry Tel: 01493 337698

Applicants are encouraged to attend the unit to meet the team prior to interview; please contact Sarah Man to arrange this (