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Community Mental Health Nurse - Mental Health Service for Older People

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City and Bishop Stortford
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,136 max £1,915)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Following a re-structuring of services we are in an exciting position to be able to advertise for community mental health nurses. We are seeking a mental health nurses who is looking to be at the forefront of future healthcare and integrated working for the older adult population, working within the Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People. As a multi-disciplinary team we provide holistic assessment and treatment pathways for older adults, and people with mental health and frailty needs. Our service provides seamless pathways between primary care and secondary care services for people with functional mental illness, and also dementia care.

As team, we can offer multi-disciplinary support from Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, as well as Mental Health Nurses. We also provide regular CPD sessions, reflective practice, staff support sessions, individual and group supervisions, and academic training, as well as access to external training resources.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic nurse who is passionate about the care of our older adult service users. We consider transferable skills from other areas of mental health services as valuable and a positive contribution to well-rounded team.

We cover the East locality of Hertfordshire, with bases in Welwyn Garden City and Bishop's Stortford and the surrounding areas.

If you are interested in our service then please call for an informal discussion or email any of the team.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

The post holder is required to take responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care and management of a defined caseload, including liaison with other agencies and, where appropriate, the supervision, development and teaching of staff and/or students. The post holder will act as care coordinator to a case load of service users, ensuring the care plan is met at all times. To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.

As a staff member you are representatives of Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and play a vital role in fostering positive relationships and communication between the Mental Health Trust and not only the service users and their carers and relatives, but also other agencies, charities and providers.

All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Person Specification



  • Degree, diploma or equivelent in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing).
  • Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mentorship Preparation Course.
  • Two years post registration experience, with at least one year post registration experience in Adult Mental Health Care.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge of legislation related to mental health and social care (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Care Programme Approach etc)


  • Pre or Post registration training/ short courses in mental health
  • Community and InPatient nursing experience
  • AMHP qualification
  • Supervision skills
  • Successful completion of Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Communication Skills


  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent documentation of duties performed.

Physical Skills


  • Computer literacy skills in order to enter data onto electronic client records.
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)



  • Good range of problem solving skills.
  • Good range of information gathering skills.
  • Ability to assess and manage risks
  • Fine attention to detail.
  • Experience in working with service users with personality disorder
  • Maintaining a positive, non - judgemental attitude and therapeutic optimism towards working with people with personality disorder.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rosanne House, Welwyn Garden City & Oxford House, Bishop's Stortford


Welwyn Garden City and Bishop Stortford


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