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Bank Community Mental Health Nurse, Borehamwood sw1158

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 an hour p.a pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in Borehamwood as a Community Psychiatric Nurse

The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery ensuring that an individualised comprehensive assessment and Care Management service is effectively delivered

Responsibilities include the clinical and operational supervision of junior nursing staff and students as delegated by the team manager.Be accountable for delivering a quality services that is effective and efficient in line with the organisations objectives and performance indicatorsContribute to strategic service development working collaboratively with other agencies.

Main duties of the job

Support the Team Leader in establishing and maintaining effective inter-team and inter agency communicationProvide effective liaison/communication throughout the care pathway to service users, their carers and others, responding sensitively to all needs especially in highly emotive settingsMaintain effective joint working with others, developing positive working relationships and clear communications with MDT and other professionalsEnsure that all relevant information regarding service users care in particular issues of concern re practice and workload arecommunicated as necessary to the line managerLiaise with other professionals in relation to service user care, actively participating in care planning and review meetings and attending case conferences required


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC ' Outstanding' rating given by the CQC in 2019, we remain on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

To support us on this journey we are looking for an energetic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be able to undertake assessment of need of service users who meets the service eligibility criteria, and their family. To formulate a care plan and risk assessment, review its effectiveness and re-plan using evidence based interventions to best effect in partnership with the service user.Post holder will be expected to identify and respond to acute presentations in order to manage risk and promote the safety and well being of the service user.Clinical judgement to evaluate service users physical and psychological responses to treatment.Initiate, plan and deliver effective risk management systems within the clinical areaEnsure a consistent and timely response to safeguarding cases in line with departmental proceduresProvide a responsive effective service to individuals in crisisPlanning and OrganisationPlan, organise and prioritise resources and tasks on a daily basis to meet service and organisational needsTake a leading role in the day to day management of the service supporting the Team Leader, including recruitment retention, rostering and attendance management as required.Work in conjunction with and alongside colleagues and partners within the organisation.Plan and deliver treatment interventions in line with Best Practice and local and National GuidelinesAct as a Care Coordinator ensuring high quality care delivery at all timesTake a leading role in designated projects/service development as allocatedSupport the line manager/service line lead in the effective and timely management of complaints and serious untoward incidentsIdentify the training needs of junior staff highlighting this to the Team LeaderPlan, develop and deliver training to others as needed

Person Specification



  • RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • NMC registration



  • At least 1 years post registration experience at Band 5 in a relevant mental health setting
  • Medication administration.


  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in a community setting



  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Civic Offices, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1WA

Civic Offices, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1WA



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