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Senior Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

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Band 6 Mental Health Nurse (Organic)
Band 6
37.50 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
21/08/2019 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 Mental Health Liaison Service (MHLS) is a Core 24 liaison team that aspires to clinical, teaching and research excellence and has applied for PLAN accreditation. We are a dynamic, rapidly developing and evolving service covering all ages over 16 years in a 1254-bed busy general hospital dealing with over 500 referrals per month.

The MHLS is the interface between physical and mental health working within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the wider Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of a wide range of professional expertise and skills with a vigorous culture of collaborative working. This provides robust support in decision making; internal education and training; and assistance in your professional development.

We are looking for a highly motivated, forward thinking individual who wants to be part of creating excellence; and who thrives on working in a stimulating, high-pressured, strongly supported environment.

Due to the exciting expansion of the team we have a unique opportunity to offer a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse position as a key person in our service.

You will be part of an effective mutually supportive clinical team, undertaking high complexity assessments with patients in the NNUH with an organic or possible organic presentation. The post will have strong support from an established management team, Band 4 Assistant Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Admin team.

Your role would require you to have core competencies across all mental health presentations and particularly those that present in the older population. Within this role you will have the opportunity to expand your skills further; be part of innovation, teaching and research; visit other Liaison services and conferences.

We offer flexible working within the limits of the organic service need which is currently commissioned for a Monday to Friday service.

Benefits included with this role include:-

  • 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
  • NHS discounts and many more.

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.

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.

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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

To help inform your decision about applying for the role please contact the MHLS team office on 01603 286825 and ask to speak to Jenny Thurston (Matron), Tanya Rimmer (Clinical Team Manager) or Adrian Leddy (Clinical Psychologist), who will be happy to have an informal chat about the role, we can also arrange a visit to your prospective new team if you would like.