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Mental Health Nurse

Band 5

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Mental Health Nursing
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Whitlingham Ward, Hellesdon Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 gross per annum
21/10/2018 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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Are you able to work positively as part of a team, dedicated to providing mental health services?

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered Mental Health Nurses to join us on Whitlingham Ward, NSFT's Secure Women's Service.

Whitlingham is the first unit of its kind in the country, offering a service to women requiring either low or medium secure care, and as part of this transition, we are developing new ways of working which are focused on service user choice, engagement and reducing restrictive interventions. The team forms part of the NSFT's Secure Services.

Whitlingham Ward provides inpatient services for a large geographical area which includes both rural and suburban catchments. The successful candidates will be working as part of a inclusive multi-disciplinary team providing a wide range of interventions for women with a wide range of mental health needs.

We would like to recruit Mental Health Nurses on a permanent basis who are interested in developing their career in an environment offering many opportunities. We promote professional development through the provision of excellent training opportunities and support, including development packages for those considering the next step towards band 6 and 7 posts.

If you would like to gain valuable experience in this challenging and rewarding area, we encourage you to arrange an informal visit to discuss what we have to offer.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

*This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000.  This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months).  The premium is taxable.  Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows:  100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment.*

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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

Richard Tomlinson at

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421515