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Staff Nurse - �500 per month incentive payment applies

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,136 max £1,915
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post attracts a recruitment and retention premia of �500 per month pro rata until 30th June 2023.

We are seeking for a number of skilled and compassionate staff nurses to join our dedicated Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Forest House.

Forest House is a 16 bedded inpatient unit for 12-18 year olds suffering with emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The unit offers young people a 24-hour, 7 day a week service, assessing, treating and evaluating care through a variety of therapeutic techniques, family work, individual work, group work and the day-to-day milieu.

As a Staff Nurse at Forest House within CAMHS, you will have the opportunity to lead a nursing staff team in the absence of the Charge Nurse. And support the Charge Nurse and the Team Leader to ensure that the service is managed effectively and efficiently in all aspects.

Our ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, be an empathetic listener, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits packages, recruitment incentives and ongoing professional development opportunities and access to engage with the wider CAMHS network.

If you have a passion for helping Young People and are dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, we would love to hear from you! Apply today to join our service as a staff nurse.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • To actively fulfil the role of Named Nurse for the individuals in theservice area, providing a holistic approach to service user assessment, treatment, review and management of packages of care.
  • To ensure that the statutory requirements of the MHA 1983 (amended 2007) and Mental Capacity Act are observed and applied
  • To have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the servicearea.
  • To have effective working relationships with other professionals within the service area, across the Strategic Business Units, (SBUs) Trust and other NHS providers and key stakeholders
  • To contribute towards effective management and utilisation ofresources with service area.
  • To lead a nursing staff team in the absence of the Charge Nurse.

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 the Care 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!

The Trust are embedding a Trauma Informed Approach within all of our inpatients units and that you will be part of this exciting development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals inassessing service users needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomesthat promote service user empowerment through the process.

The post holder, with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) will participate in the assessment and treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs of the service users.

The post holder will support the Charge Nurse and the Team Leader toensure that the service is managed effectively and efficiently in all aspects.

Person Specification



  • NMC


  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training
  • Teaching/training experience

Areas of Experience/Knowledge


  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • Communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal
  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk
  • Experience in care planning


  • Leadership and motivational skills

Communication Skills


  • Recognises and reflects on barriers to effective communication, modifying communication in response
  • De escalation in managing verbal aggression of disturbed service users
  • Keeps accurate and complete records and communication consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Excellent communicator


  • Ability to chair meetings effectively

Analytical Skills


  • Demonstrate good decision making skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Knowledge and ability to positively manage change
  • Ability to identify and manage changes to clinical risks

Physical Skills


  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving

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