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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Coastal IDT, Walker Close
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
23/12/2018 23:59
Interview date

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

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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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The Suffolk wide CEDS-CYP has undergone a period of exciting expansion and service development. This additional provision has significantly enhanced the current service available to young people with eating disorders and their families in line with national waiting time standards.

We are now recruiting to a new full time post Band 6 Senior Community Mental Health Nurse covering the East of the county based with the team in Ipswich. This post will be working with children and adolescents but is based in an age inclusive team. This is an exciting time to join a committed and experienced team to play a key role in on-going team and service development to meet the complex needs of this challenging client group.

This post will be primarily working with children and adolescents presenting with eating disorders, and ideally you will have relevant experience with this client group or significant relevant transferable skills appropriate to this role. You will be working alongside the multi-disciplinary team; providing assessments, contributing to and coordinating care plans, providing direct therapeutic interventions to children and young people as well as supporting their families and carers.

The team is committed to providing training in eating disorders to non-specialist mental health professionals around the Trust and you would have a key role in this provision alongside other team members. We have an effective working relationship with our local paediatric inpatient unit and you would play a key role in supporting admissions to this unit with which we have a successful track record of preventing specialist admissions.

We are looking for individuals who possess a combination of the professional skills, personal enthusiasm and energy to work with this client group. In return we offer the opportunity to work with a supportive multi-disciplinary team.


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
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

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

Interviews are due to be held on 7th January 2019 (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

Clinical Team Leader - Sarah Cross on 01473 279200/07415337780.

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431