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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Forensic Community Mental Health Service
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cedar House
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
26/02/2019 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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Secure Services has consistently been rated “Good” by the CQC in 2016, 2017 & 2018. They said, “Staff we spoke with reported that morale was high with their teams and felt that levels of job satisfaction were high. Staff reported that they felt listened to by their teams and were never afraid to raise issues, as the team or managers addressed them.”

Come and join us on our journey to Outstanding!

A rare opportunity has arisen in the Forensic Community Mental Health Service, covering Norfolk & Suffolk, for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to work as a senior care coordinator. You will be joining a very friendly, supportive and experienced multi-disciplinary team, which predominantly covers Suffolk.

This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3000 for Mental Health Nurses.*

With much smaller caseload sizes than generic CMHT’s; you will have the opportunity and time to build positive therapeutic relationships and deliver a range of interventions with Service Users and Carers. You will be well supported to develop your knowledge and skills of working with this particular client group and to deliver evidence based interventions. You will have the opportunity to develop line management skills and be supported to deliver excellent management supervision to junior staff. You will have the opportunity to participate in monthly team business and learning activities and develop lead roles for specific areas of interest. You will be supported to further your skills and knowledge through access to training and education.

The post will predominantly cover the Suffolk end of the service and be based in Ipswich.

If you are interested to know more or are considering an application, please get in touch. We are really happy to discuss the role and help you understand the differences and benefits of working within a Forensic Service.

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 4th March 2019, but this may be subject to change.

Recruitment Premium

*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.*

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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

John Clutton - Operational Manager - Tel: 01603 786770 or Email

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137