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Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Lowestoft Victoria House
£23,023 to £29,608 gross per annum
28/10/2018 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 someone who feels passionately about delivering an effective mental health service? Are you a state registered mental health nurse or a newly qualified mental health nurse looking to further develop your mental health nursing skills and are interested in delivering holistic innovative and qualitative practice? The Waveney Recovery Team in Lowestoft is keen to meet you!

We are a supportive multidisciplinary community mental health team who together work hard to support those with secondary mental health needs in Lowestoft and surrounding market towns in Waveney. The team consists of Nurses, OTs Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Assistant Practitioners, Peer Workers, Support Workers and admin staff.

We are looking for a new colleague to work with the team in the delivery of our clinics within Victoria House. This could also include community visits. We provide a service to the whole of Waveney following the Recovery model using the Care Plan Approach. 

You will either have achieved their nursing registration or be about to be registered. We are looking for someone who understands medication administration, and be willing as part of their development to acquire appropriate skills around depot administration, and have the organisational skills to co-run a successful clinic supported by experienced colleagues. We can offer further training in phlebotomy, Recovery Model and will support people through any preceptorship needs. You will receive regular supervision and have plenty of opportunities to co work with members of the multi disciplinary team. We also believe in working in partnership with our service users and carers to ensure a co-produced service.

We welcome people who would like a chance to look round and meet the Team Manager. So please do give us a call on the number below.

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:

  • Financial support with relocation cost
  • Flexible working hour
  • Up to 307 hours holiday entitlement (subject to length of service
  • FREE physio service
  • FREE Yoga and Pilates
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Support with revalidation
  • Post graduate training opportunities
  • We will pay for your initial DBS check (excluding the annual update service charge of £13)

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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

Sharon Rose Duke - Team Manager on Tel: 01502 532100

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137