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Physical Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 5
18.75 hours per week
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Suffolk Rehabiliation and Recovery, 15 Ribbans Park Road, Ipswich IP3 8LX
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata
24/06/2019 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

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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The Role

As a Band 5 Physical Health Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring that all service users have the appropriate health checks, be involved in the developing client centered Physical Health care plans, health promotion and education of healthy life style choices, outreaching service users with local resources to continue making healthy choices in their discharge location in the community, working closely with the Doctors to advise about Physical Health Interventions and any recommendations, attending Clinical Reviews to discuss cases, educating staff in physical health interventions, taking a lead on smoking cessation guidance and additional duties as specified.

into their local community to support transition and discharge as well as many other responsibilities.

The Service

Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (SRRS) support individuals with severe and enduring mental illness. We are currently the only mental health rehabilitation setting within Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

We are committed to helping individuals on the recovery pathway - this could be assisting individuals following a long term battle with mental illness or helping a newly diagnosed individual regain the living skills and provide a foundation to develop preventing future admissions.

At SRRS we have a 10 bedded unit offering 24 hour support. our support includes continues assessment of individuals capabilities with regards to planned daily living activities and assessments based on the recovery model which endeavours to assist a move on to independent or further supported accommodation.

We will provide a full induction on recruitment, on-going training and regular peer support. we have a genuine commitment to training and development with an extensive teaching matrix and protected time for managerial and clinical supervision supported by psychology input. we are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement/ ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction

You must have a full and valid driving license and have access to a vehicle.



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.

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!

Interviews are to be held on 26th June 2019 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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