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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023 - £29.608 gross per annum
23/01/2019 23:59

Come and be a part of #averydifferentconversation and join us in working at Woodlands to help provide the best outcomes for those using inpatient mental health services in East Suffolk. 

As a unit we embrace the principles of Recovery, @safewards and @starwards to use them in providing and developing care delivery that a helps make a difference for those experiencing acute mental ill health. 

We believe in working together to move towards recovery for that individual, thinking creatively to meet the needs of staff, service users and carers and we are excited to be part of #averydifferentconversation and some of the positive transformation work being done to meet the needs of our local population.  We would also be open to considering a different conversation about any additional skills you may bring, for example staff tutors in the Recovery College, and how they could be incorporated as part of a job role as well as rotation between different services and training needs as part of supporting your ongoing development. 

We have also been really fortunate to be working with @hospital_rooms who commission world class artists to work with patients and staff to radically transform clinical environments in mental health hospitals.  Check out their twitter feed to see some of the amazing transformations taking place at Woodlands

Over the past 7 months we have all come together - patients, families, carers, professionals and communities - to find out how we can improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the people across East and West Suffolk.  We wanted to hear from the people whose voices aren’t normally heard and we wanted everyone’s opinion to count, so we decided to do things in a way they had never been done before.

Ipswich and East and West Suffolk CCG commissioners and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust worked with local organisations including Suffolk Family Carers, Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Suffolk User Forum to provide a unique insight into the needs of those who use and work in our mental health services by having #averydifferentconversation by the roll out of a survey and a range of public engagement events across East and West Suffolk. 

Our new approach will be about how all aspects of a person’s life link together. Physical health, mental health, social networks and economic circumstances all have an impact on a person’s wellbeing. Our new vision is one in which everyone has a role to play - citizens, health professionals, schools, councils, police, employers, voluntary and community groups.

We welcome informal visits from people who may be interested in working alongside us.  Although we are primarily looking for RMN's, if you have a nursing qualification and interest and experience in supporting people through their mental health recovery journey then we would welcome your application.  If dedication, positivity, engagement, co-production and teamwork are part of your core values we would love to hear from you…


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 will be on the 31st January 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Matt Jackson, Avocet Ward, Woodlands - 01473 891740

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431