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Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Acute Adult Inpatient Care
Band 5
Fixed Term (9 months)
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Waveney Ward, Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich
£23,023 - £29,608 gross per annum
19/02/2019 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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Come and join a welcoming, friendly, supportive and skilled team on Waveney Ward at Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich for a 9 month fixed-term period.

Waveney Ward is a 17 bed acute admission and treatment ward for patients experiencing mental illness who are unable to be managed safely in the community.

There is a comprehensive variety of mandatory training both classroom and in-house. We also provide a wide range of bespoke additional training in house and externally.   

We are proud that we pilot and encourage development of new and exciting initiatives within NSFT. We are currently part of the pilot group for restrictive practices and review this effectively within our team and with other organisations.

As a team we have the opportunity to work independently but we come together by sharing our knowledge learnt and respecting each other by communicating effectively. We encourage staff to develop within lead and link roles within a particular area of interest. We encourage an open forum for our staff to problem solve and make changes to enhance the patient experience.


Benefits included with this role are:

  • Free car parking
  • 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 physiotherpay service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

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!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, 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.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

Please feel free to come and see us and have a look around the ward!

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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

Ward Manager - Sarah Hamilton

01603 421665 or


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137