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Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

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Community Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Chatterton House
Kings Lynn
£24,214 - £23, 761 gross per annum
24/06/2019 23:59
Interview date

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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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse?

Do you have experience in working in Mental Health Services?

Do you have an appetite for challenges, a mind for accepting and implementing creative concepts?

Do you hold with the values and beliefs in line with the ‘Recovery’ model and ways of working within mental health?

Are you someone who wants a true career in Adult Mental Health Care, with a forward thinking Trust and dedicated team supporting you?

If you answer yes to all of the above then this is the post for you!

West Norfolk Community Adult Mental Health Team is looking at employing an enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurse.

Our Team and Service is committed to supporting you in developing career pathways within the Community and retaining good quality and experienced staff. The team is based in King's Lynn, West Norfolk and are a well established team of staff, including, Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Peer Support Workers,  Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists. The client group you will work with are adults with severe and enduring mental health needs.This will be a busy but rewarding role, where you will be expected to work independently, under direct supervision in the community.  You will be liaising with the wider team, and with other services to meet patients needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in this friendly and dynamic team.

Please note we welcome Newly Qualified Applicants!



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.

If you have a positive manner, are respectful and believe in working together for better mental health, we would very much encourage you to apply.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be held on 9th July 2019, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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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