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Physical Health Nurse

Band 5

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Physical Health Nurse
Band 5
37.50 hours per week
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Hellesdon Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 gross per annum
28/08/2019 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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We are seeking an enthusiastic Registered Adult Physical Health Nurse with a keen interest in working in mental health.

Waveney Ward is a 17 bed female Acute ward, based at Hellesdon Hospital

This is a newly created post with Waveney Ward and is a unique opportunity to work as part of a wide multidisciplinary team.

You will work closely with the Acute Services Physical Health Lead and advance practitioners to enhance physical health monitoring and health promotion. The role will also include improving physical healthcare for people living with severe mental illness (SMI) in line with DOH guidance.

There is also an expectation that you will work to develop knowledge, skills and ability in all areas of mental health care including care/discharge planning, risk assessment, crisis/safety planning, admission prevention and mental health promotion.

Ideally, you will have experience of working within adult health and mental health services. You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated and committed to delivering a high standard of care.

Comprehensive training and supervision is offered.

Please note that there is often a requirement to work with people in their own homes so the ability to drive is a must.


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.

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 are to be held on 5th September 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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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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