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
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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Do you want to make a difference for individuals with mental illness? Do you want to be part of a developing model where you are able to implement you own ideas and feel valued? Are you the type of person that wants a challenge but can achieve results?Are you a committed, enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse? If the answer is yes then we will be pleased to welcome and develop you.Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery service is a developing operational model to support service users with severe and enduring mental illness. We are currently the only mental health rehabilitation setting in Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation trust and one of only a handful of open door units.We have had early success by working as a true MDT we have managed to support and discharge service users whom have had a protracted stay as an inpatient so of which were up to 12 years in hospital.We are committed to helping individuals on the recovery pathway – this could be assisting individuals following a long term battle with mental illness, or helping newly diagnosed individual regain the living skills and provide a foundation to develop, preventing future hospital admissions.At SRRS we have a 10 bedded unit offering 24 hour support. Our support includes continued assessment of individual capabilities with regards to planned daily living activities and assessments based on the recovery model which endeavours to assist a move to independent or further supported accommodation.Applicants will be a NMC registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse with excellent communication skills, be self-motivated. They will work alongside the MDT to deliver high quality, specialised support, rehabilitation and discharge planning to promote the recovery pathway..We will provide a full induction on recruitment, on-going CPD training and regular peer support. We have a genuine commitment to training and development with extensive training and protected time for managerial and clinical supervision supported by psychology input and a senior occupational therapist. We are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement/ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction. Car driver is an essential.
Interviews will be held on the 16th of March. If this post interests you and you would like further information, or a visit to SRRS, please contact
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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