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Recruitment Fair on 7th June - B5 roles

Band 5

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Adult Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Woodlands, Ipswich Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 gross per annum
27/05/2018 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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Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to interview and recruit enthusiastic and well-motivated Band 5 Mental Health Nurses/Occupational Therapists/Social Workers at our recruitment fair at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on the 7th June 2018.  Come and see us!

We have opportunities in our teams both inpatient and community for Qualified Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Assistant Practitioners and Health Care Support Workers. This is an exciting time to come to work for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust as we are focusing strongly and enthusiastically on quality improvement and implementing positive changes. If you are someone who wants to be part of our movement towards being outstanding then East Suffolk offers a perfect location in which you can enjoy beautiful scenery while balancing a relaxed lifestyle with job satisfaction.

If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of acute inpatient care to service users and carers we have two working age adult acute wards, Avocet and Poppy. We also have Willows, an older persons’ ward which offers opportunities to work with service users who have a diagnosis of Dementia or acute functional mental health needs. Walker Close provides acute inpatient care to people with a learning disability and mental health needs, we also have posts within our Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team who work with service users and their carers in their home environment. We are currently focusing on relaunching our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU); this provides an exciting opportunity for successful applicants to be part of a brand new team who will work together to set the standards and ambitions for this service.

Our Integrated Delivery Teams (IDTs) provide community based care and are situated in three different locations across East Suffolk. There are posts within the IDT pathway teams who work across the age ranges from child and family to later life. Successful candidates will be able to work alongside service users and their families and within well-established multi-disciplinary teams to deliver care and treatment for those with complex needs. These teams will provide successful candidates on-going career development and an environment in which professionals from different specialities work in an integrated way to support the needs of service users.

All our teams work with a recovery focussed approach and hold co-production and collaboration at the heart of the services we deliver. Across NSFT and within East Suffolk we understand and commit to valuing the contribution of all our staff. We have a strong relationship with the University of Suffolk and the University of East Anglia and we support our staff with continued professional development. We have taken great strides in supporting Health Care Support Workers in their own development through foundation degrees and flexible routes towards nurse training. We also have a thriving recovery college which enables staff, service users and carers to learn together. All teams have allocated protected time in which team based learning can be supported and supervision and reflection is encouraged and facilitated to ensure we keep service users and the clinical care we provide at the centre of everything we do.

Please arrange to come and visit our teams at our open day before the recruitment fair on at Woodlands on the 15th May 2018 and find out more about how you can be part of something great.

Posts at Woodlands attract 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.

A relocation package of up to £5000 is available and agreed on an individual basis.

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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

For further details, or a discussion about how we might be able to support your career aspirations please contact

Tara brown – Modern matron and Head of Clinical Practice

01473 891762

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137