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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

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Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Ipswich IDT, Mariner House, 43 Handford Road, Ipswich
£26,565 - £35,577 gross per annum
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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 Ipswich Integrated Delivery Team (Ipswich IDT) is currently looking for a full-time Senior Community Mental Health Nurse to deliver high quality mental health treatment in collaboration with our service users and carers. You will be responsible for co-producing care plans that promote recovery; social inclusion; occupational support and independence. You will be based at Mariner House in central Ipswich where you will need the ability to travel independently to visit service users around the Ipswich area.

We use a recovery-focused approach to working with people who use our services. Recovery in mental health is about building a meaningful and satisfying life whether or not there are symptoms or mental health difficulties. A recovery approach focuses on an individual’s strength, skills and personal goals. This is different from traditional “treat and cure” mental health services in which recovery usually means being symptom free. Although there are many people who will be able be able to recover fully from a mental health problem , there are others who will have on-going symptoms and periods of relapse. Recovery oriented services recognise that every individual is different and recovery means different things to different people.

As a Senior Mental Health Nurse you would be the responsible for managing a caseload of  community service users using the Care Plan Approach, with clinical support and input from the wider multi-disciplinary team. In addition you will also be required to take on the management supervision and appraisal of staff you supervise. You will in turn receive regular supervision and appraisal where your on-going training and development needs will be identified and reviewed.

Tell us about what you’ll be able to bring to our service to enhance the lives of our service users on the application form and help us to make a difference.


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Applicant requirements

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 more information about the role please contact Dean McMath on 01473 341100 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit on.

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137