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!
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Are you passionate about supporting young people struggling with their mental health?
Are you motivated, flexible and enjoy working in a faced paced and sometimes challenging environment?
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Crisis Assessment and Intensive Support Team in Central Norfolk (CAIST).
CAIST is a short-term team who provides support to young people under the aged of 18 experiencing mental health crisis to try to avoid hospitalisation and reduce risks around self-harm and suicide. They do this by working intensively with young people and their families at home, school and in the community. The team also works with the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital to assess and support young people attending the hospital in crisis.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist role in the team would include taking part in a Rota to attend the hospital, holding a small caseload of CAIST patients, providing supervision and developmental support to other team members, liaising with partner teams and agencies, and potentially opportunities to support groups or treatment within the wider youth service. Knowledge and experience of DBT and/or other evidence based therapeutic interventions is essential, as is experience of risk management. A non medical prescribing qualification would be desirable but not essential.
The team works between the hours of 8am to midnight Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm Sat, Sun and bank holidays and the role would require shift working across these times.
Benefits included with this role are:-
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!
Interviews will be on the 5th February 2019, 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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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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