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Community Mental Health Nurse Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust London in London (Published at 29-07-2021)

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, 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 Nurse

The Community Adult Mental Health Team is based in Newmarket
and are looking to recruit passionate and good-humoured registered Nurse to work as part of our dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary community team. We are proud of our proven track record of supporting and developing our colleagues both experienced and newly qualified to fulfil their career potential.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Registered Mental health Nurses who are committed to deliver effective medical and therapeutic interventions to our Service User. We are in search of colleagues who believe in the recovery principles, therapeutically minded in their approaches and place the needs of the Service User at the heart of the care.

You will need to be able to display skills in flexible communication and the desire to go the extra mile for the Service Users who are under the team?s care.

We expect the highest standards of clinical work, a commitment to clinical governance, a supportive attitude towards your colleagues, to be an advocate for service users and a continuous drive for improvement.

Working for our organisation

We are undergoing a transformation that sees us adapting to the ever-changing needs of local communities. We serve with new partnerships created within the voluntary care sector and primary care services. There is a collaborative excitement and optimism to engage in a transformational agenda that ensures and promotes positive health and wellbeing within communities and immediate localities. To update and join in the discussions please search for #averydifferentconversation

Benefits included with this role are:

  • Welcome enhancement or Relocation support

  • Free car parking

  • 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 physiotherapy service

  • gym membership

  • NHS discounts and many more

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a community care-coordination role. A list of the Duties/Responsibilities below.

  • Care-coordination of service users in the community to enable them to remain in their own home

  • Attending ward review and in reaching to inpatient services

  • Liaising with professionals both in and outside of NSFT

  • Support of carers

  • Storage, delivery and administration of Medication

  • Attendance at clinical meetings

  • Attendance at management and clinical supervision

  • Professional development

Please see Job description for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria



Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs


Essential criteria

  • Understanding of issues surrounding confidentiality

driving license

Essential criteria

  • full driving license

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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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