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Senior Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust Norwich in Norwich (Published at 21-02-2021)

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.
At any one time, around 23,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving care and attention from the Trust. We believe in whole life care – seeing people in the context of their whole lives, understanding the importance of good physical health, friends, family, spirituality, culture, home, work, education and a sense of purpose and achievement to experience good mental health.
Nearly 3,200 full and part-time practitioners care for our service users in hospitals, in the community and in their own homes, whilst an additional 900+ staff provide non-clinical support, including cleaning, delivering supplies, ward administration, information technology, human resources and financial services.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams. We welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

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!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require


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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Job overview

Community Mental Health Team for Older People in Norwich and North Norfolk.

We have 2 Band 6 posts available in our team

Working with Older People who have mental health needs, including dementia. The team provide care for people with complex mental health needs and a memory assessment and treatment service.

Main duties of the job

Are you a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker who has experience of managing complex demands and can demonstrate being creative and caring? Our lively and supportive Community Mental Health for Older Adults Team can offer an exciting opportunity to join it.

NSFT’s Community Services for Older People were rated Good in the most recent CQC inspection report and we are proud of our positive and caring approach to the patients and carers we are working with.

As a team we focus on our staffs’ Continuing Professional Development and have a drive for further developing our staffs’ clinical knowledge and skills. The team also have established links with Primary Care and other agencies, which enhance our work and ensure we are able to help and support our patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to relocate and work 9-5 hrs between Monday to Friday.

Working for our organisation

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.

  • Previous applicants need not apply *

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    The post holder will undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care with appropriate supervision, ensuring continuity of practice and working within a multi-disciplinary and multiagency environment.

    Managing a caseload and the provision of Mental Health Care services to people with mental
    health care needs. Support and advising to other health care professionals. To support aspects of service development.

    Provide an appropriate learning environment for relevant UEA students.

    To be responsible for accurate mental health clustering of all patients on admission, discharge and at review. To ensure all mental health clustering information is passed onto other Trust teams or services on transfer of patients.

    To ensure the accuracy and quality of mental health clustering activity within the team.

    For further details regarding this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Interviews 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.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Nursing Degree, Dip OT or equivalent,

Desirable criteria

  • Higher degree or post grad certificate on area of clinical / therapeutic practice


Essential criteria

  • Effective risk assessment and risk management experience

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of crisis assessment and care

  • Experience of working with people with dementia

  • Experience of working with people with physical co-morbidities


Essential criteria

  • communication and written language skills

  • Assessment Skills

  • Ability to manage and reflect on clinical practice

Desirable criteria

  • have good knowledge of medications used in mental health

Apart 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).


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.

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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