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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Mental Health Community Nurse

Job Reference: J11-NSFT1222AB

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
£19.38 per hour

Job Title and Grade: Community Mental Health Nurse

Location/Trust: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Wards Covered: 80 St Stephens, Norwich

Contract Type: This contract is approximately for a duration of three months

Hours: Monday – Friday / 9:00am – 17:00pm

Pay Rates: Days: £19.38 per hour


The Role:

Would you like to be part of a team where there’s a real supportive and inclusive ethos and sense of community? Would you like to work in a location with all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, we’d love to hear from you!

Joining the team at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) you will provide mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The trust aims to be recognised as a national leader through the provision and co-ordination of high quality, excellent and cost-effective services, together with a commitment to research and innovation. They aim to be an expert in mental health whole life care and wellbeing, known by the local community to provide excellent advice, care and treatment in a friendly, flexible and timely manner.

We have long-term placement opportunities available for Registered Community Nurse, Band 6 available at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

The work would be on a fixed term basis to support the existing staff within a busy mental health community setting.


Receive enhanced rates during certain periods, build up a holiday allowance and gain valuable experience with the chance to work shifts on a variety of settings around the Trust.


Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing Nursing and Midwifery practice, and of delivering excellence in patient care.

Whilst proud of their heritage, their focus is the future, and central to this vision is providing evidence and value-based individualised care to the people supported.

Excellent transport links mean their location is commutable from Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Cromer, Oulton and the surrounding areas.


To apply for this post, you will:

  • Have a minimum of 6 months paid experience as a Registered Community Mental Health Nurse
  • Have previous experience or working with young adults.
  • Have previous experience of providing assessments
  • Have previous experience contributing to and coordinating care plans
  • Have a sound understanding of safeguarding practice and principles
  • Have a positive approach to multi-agency working
  • Have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • A valid NMC Pin
  • The post holder will undertake the planning and delivery of direct patient care without direct supervision, ensuring continuity of practice.
  • Ensure that nursing practice is person centred and, as far as possible, promoting direct involvement of patients and carers in the development of the plan of care from admission to discharge.
  • Ensure that clinical practice is consistent with the Care Programme Approach.
  • Act as the named nurse for a group of patients with ultimate responsibility for providing an individualised plan of care for each patient.
  • Maintain a professional therapeutic relationship/boundary with patients, carers and colleagues.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of current ward, service Trust and NHS Professionals arrangements, operational policies, clinical objectives, procedures and overall philosophy and working in accordance with these.
  • Be aware of personal limitations and role boundaries.


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust – Access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Register today for various long term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Zoe Bircham, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01603 421117 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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