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Charge Nurse

Band 6

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Mental Health Charge Nurse
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Woodlands Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
27/08/2019 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.

TWITTER - The Trust now has it's own Twitter account for recruitment. Follow us on @NSFTjobs

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a hotmail, msn or yahoo e-mail account, you will need to check your "junk" mail regularly as these email providers will divert any communication from this Trust straight into your " junk" inbox.


**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles).  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.**

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity and a chance to work with a new and growing team?

Lark Ward is on a very exciting journey of transformation and development. We recently opened our 10 bedded mixed sex ward based at the Woodlands Hospital in September 2018 and are looking for Nurses to join our supportive and committed team.

We welcome Newly Qualified Nurses, Return to Practice Nurses and staff who are looking for a change or development within their current roles.

We are looking for energised individuals who will be excited to be part of something new and very special. We want creativity, innovative ideas and passion towards providing excellent patient care. If you want to make a difference in people’s lives and change it for the better than we want you to be part of our fantastic team!

We have great development opportunities lined up for all our Qualified and Non-Qualified Nursing Team; programmes designed to support development and career opportunities as well as training and projects in place to improve service and patient experience.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust are committed to Quality Improvement (QI) and have paired up with East London Foundation Trust to train and develop our staff in the understating of QI and how to implement this on our wards.

We have welcomed and embraced working with Quality Improvement and have been able to extend our network by attending National QI conferences which have helped to share learning and ideas with other NHS Trusts across the country. The Lark Ward Team have said, “This has been some of the best training opportunities they have ever had!”

We believe that staff, who feel valued by their employers and are truly engaged, and able to provide better outcomes for our service users.

In your application we would love to know what attributes you would bring to our team and what drives the Nurses of today.

We welcome you to arrange a visit to Lark Ward and give us a follow on our Twitter page: @NSFTJobs

We will support you and invest in you- don't miss this exciting opportunity!


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 role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews for this role are due to be held on 3rd September 2019 (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

For further details or to arrange an informal visit to the ward, please contact Francesca Cunningham on 01473 891720.