At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) we offer specialist inpatient services for people with later life mental health issues and dementia.Our services include a dedicated functional assessment ward and a dementia assessment ward as well as two further intensive dementia care units.There is an increasing number of older people with mental health issues in Norfolk and the Julian Hospital acute services are at the forefront of this challenge. This makes it an exciting time to join our Trust.
Why work for us?We care about our staff and want them to have a positive experience at work. We offer in-house training to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to enhance their roles. There will be opportunities to shadow other teams including the Dementia and Intensive Support Team (DIST) and community teams to help to gain a wider service experience. Our acute wards will offer development and experience of practical nursing skills as well as enabling a holistic person centred approach to the care you provide. Our service will also soon be able to offer access to leadership fundamentals courses.
In addition to the development opportunities, we have a Research Development Programme team in dementia and later life based at the Julian Hospital. The aim of this team is to provide access to cutting-edge evidence-based research and education to inform excellence in clinical work. All staff working in NSFT’s dementia and later life services will be able to access learning and development opportunities facilitated through the new Dementia and Later Life Academy due for launch in Autumn 2017.
We offer opportunities across our service in a range of posts either on a full-time or part-time basis – including registered mental health nurses, learning disability, occupational therapists and general practice nurses.
It is essential that you are interested in and excited at the opportunity to work with older people. We are keen to have staff working for us who are passionate about older people’s care and who are keen to be actively involved in service development.
We are now recruiting for Ward Nurses (Band 5)- click here to apply