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Lead Nurse

Band 8c

Main area
Clinical Leadership
Band 8c
37.5 hours per week
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Various sites in Norfolk and Suffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk
£61,777 - £72,597 gross per annum
18/07/2019 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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The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust believe that clinically led, management supported services will enable us to become a; learning, improving, always developing Mental Health Trust. The strengthening of Nurse Leadership and the absolute commitment to providing the best possible care to those we serve has allowed us to create this special Nursing position.

As a Lead Nurse, you will be part of a team leading care for Secure and Forensic Services. You will be influential in shaping, developing and delivering care designed to meet the needs of the people in our care. You will have responsibility for managing the secure inpatient services and have influence in the other parts of the service.

Secure and Forensic Services have teams across Norfolk and Suffolk, we provide services within 5 secure wards, 2 Forensic Community Teams, an Integrated Mental Health and Justice Pathway and a Psychology led Personality Disorder Service for Offenders.

We are looking for someone who is clinically credible. You will have experience of leading and developing people services, be; creative, innovative, and have an absolute commitment to quality improvement.

 “The Trust is looking for people who see challenges as opportunities and will have the ability to influence, inspire and energise others, as well as work with people’s strengths to make an all-round better working environment.” Diane Hull – Chief Nurse

The Lead Nurse role is an influential role in the wider system ensuring the Mental Health Agenda is equal to all others and thinking in partnership with others how collectively we improve the care for the communities we serve. You will work in partnership with the Nursing Directorate on a number of local and Trust wide initiatives such as; participation, recruitment and retention, developing workforce and the sharing of innovation.

To support you we will provide each Care Group with a bespoke package of development and support.  We are embedding a new way of working so you will receive a comprehensive induction you will also receive a personal development plan which will include protected time for your professional development with support from an external coach.

 “There is an exciting future at The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust and we know the time is right for positive change …”

For more information on our service, the role specifics and our tailored Relocation package, please visit our website, alternatively please click APPLY today!

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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

Head of Service Karen Clements on 01473 322250, Karen.clements@nsft.nhs or Clinical Directors Dr Julie Parker 01473 322251 and Dr Mark Earthrowl 01603 421558