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!
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JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed. YOUR APPLICATION It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.
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Are you a mental health nurse with 2 years post registration experience who has ever been interested in working directly with the police and has a good understanding of police powers and related legislation?
Are you energetic, highly motivated and enjoy working directly with service users? Can you cope well in a crisis?
If this is for you, you will be providing a comprehensive mental health screening and advice service to officers dealing with incidents and contacts via telephone or other means from the public, police officers and other agencies where mental health is a potential contributory factor. You will have access to information on health and police recording systems to inform their professional judgements and guidance provided.
You will also play a vital role in targeting the dispatch of the police triage car to incidents that require a face-to-face response from a mental health practitioner. One aim is to develop strong professional networks with partner agencies across the police, health and social care sectors to support multi-agency approaches to the provision of services for people repeatedly presenting in mental health crises.
Exemplary communication skills are essential with the ability to work decisively in making good professional decisions and offering guidance to others during difficult situations whilst working as a lone nurse within a police control room or with the police in the community.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the on-going development of this new and exciting service through continuous evaluation.
You will be based in the beautiful town of Ipswich. With a buzzing town centre, and nightlife as well as being an ideal commuter town for London, Colchester or Norwich, with great public transport and a central Train station.
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust offer great benefits, with sick pay, holiday and a fantastic NHS Pension. You can also receive great discounts with local gyms to ensure your wellbeing is looked after as well. Within the team you can expect daily multi-disciplinary support and supervision as well as regular in house training and reflective sessions.
This is very different exciting role within a team which has developed from its start and has already developed excellent working relationships with the police.
Interested? We look forward to meeting with you!
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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