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Mental Health Nurse / Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Rehabilitation - Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (SRRS), 560-562 Foxhall Road
£22,128 - £28,746 gross per annum
01/03/2018 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.

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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

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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

Chris Platten

Ward Manager

01473 322270

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137