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Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

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Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Woodlands; Ipswich Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
21/10/2018 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

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 have exciting opportunities for a motivated and enthusiastic, Band 6, Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker to join the newly formed East Suffolk Crisis Response Team. The team is based in Woodlands on the Ipswich Hospital site.

The service operates 24/7, is age inclusive and provides an emergency, 4 hour response, to people in East Suffolk who are presenting in a mental health crisis. The service provides community based psycho-social assessments, safe management plans and onward referral; working collaboratively with family and carers . They also provide a telephone crisis line for people already under our local mental health services. You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivating and committed to delivering high quality standards of care. You will be a confident and experienced practitioner with excellent assessment skills and the ability to formulate clinical decisions and management plans and act on them quickly. We are looking for a flexible ‘can do’ attitude, with a demonstration of curiosity and creativity and a willingness and drive to build good working relationships with other teams, services and agencies. You will have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, including recent experience in acute mental health and be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of crisis intervention. The successful candidate will be key in the efficient delivery of the team; in improving response and management of referrals; in helping the team meet their key performance indicators and be proactive in helping explore and develop partnerships and pathways to improve patient experience and outcome. As this service operates a 24/7; you will be required to work shifts. We will provide a full induction and have a genuine commitment to training and development. We are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement and ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction.

The interviews are due to be held on Monday 12th November 2018 and Tuesday 13th November 2018. Please note that the interview date is provisional and may be 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

Maureen Parnell 07342077713

Alice Rowe 01473 891700

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137