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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Older Persons Functional Mental health
Band 5
37.50 hours per week
Job ref
Julian Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 gross per annum
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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 Sandringham Ward, Julian Hospital. We are a 16 bedded unit and would like you to be part of our team delivering high quality person centred care for older people with functional mental health needs and complex physical health needs. Bring us your skills and knowledge and take the opportunities we offer to enhance your knowledge, skills and your development within clinical practice and career development.

This vacancy is a rare opportunity as we have an excellent staff retention rate on Sandringham ward.

We would support and welcome any Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered General Nurses, Registered Learning Disability Nurses and Newly Qualified Nurses in this exciting role. We support and encourage development and career progression.

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. Topics include: wound care, diabetes, Mental Health Act, transgender awareness, reflective practice days,infection control .

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 the Red2Green project. We mentor our students using the CLIP model which provides an excellent learning structure for both our students and mentors.  We support newly qualified Nurses/practitioners to attend the Newly Qualified Academy as part of preceptorship. There is also an newly qualified support group supporting staff across the Julian site.

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.

As a ward we have seasonal parties and events, we support charities such as Macmillan coffee mornings and Christmas jumper day. We run our own annual bake off competition and use any excuse for tea and cake. We take any opportunity to encourage a positive and happy workplace and the well being of staff.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • 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.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

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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