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Community Mental Health Nurse �6000 recruitment incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
Are you an experienced Band 6 Nurse seeking a change in direction in your career? Or are you a Band 5 Nurse with mental health experience and wish to progress in your career?

If yes, we would love to have you join theAdult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in Watford, Hertfordshire. We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate Nurses who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and encourage applicants from people of all ages and backgrounds, such as those with lived experience of mental health difficulties.

We are currently offering successful candidates a recruitment and retention bonus of �6,000 pro rata per annum (�1,500 paid on commencement, �1,500 paid after 6 months, �3,000 paid after 12 months, and �3,000 paid 6 monthly intervals thereafter). Terms and conditions apply, payment is kept under review and not applicable to internal applicants.

We are an outstanding Trust, here's what our staff say about working in the team:

It's a privilege to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives. I get to see about three people each day, on site, and I love my job. (LP, Counselling Psychologist, South West ACMHS)

Watch Maleah's video here:

Please contact William Bailhache on 07812 653 091 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • have an excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience
  • have a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding
  • hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs
  • provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families.

In return, we can offer you:
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a maximum �2,011 per annum pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question.

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for 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. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer: a thorough induction to your role and team regular, good quality supervision access to a Lead Nurse for your area promoting professional development a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice as part of a University NHS Foundation trust the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work strong values were a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organisation

Please see attached Job Description for further details

Person Specification



  • RMN or Dip/BSc (Hons) / MSc in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship


  • ENB 812/BSc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
  • Psychosocial Interventions



  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • Postregistration experience with at Band 5
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care


  • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
  • Warranted Approved Mental Health Professional



  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, ethical issues, strategic frameworks and current guidelines regarding the range of presenting problems in adult mental health, their implications for both practices and clinical management
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Clinical risk assessment and management in a community setting.


  • Ability to teach and train others using multi-media materials suitable for presentation.
  • Knowledge of current developments in research with service user group



  • Skills to use and give supervision effectively
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment and treatment of individual, couples, and families requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in applying theory to practice and ability to use a range of models in formulating community care plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information where persuasive, empathic and reassuring skills are required.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with stressful situation including staff and organisational problems safeguarding family breakdown serious mental ill health and risk of self-harm.
  • Ability to cope with verbal abuse and to recognise and diffuse potential physical abuse from service users.
  • Ability to apply practice governance as appropriate to maintain ethical and effective clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Assessing and monitoring physical health care


  • Substantial IT skills



  • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing at an age appropriate level - complex, technical, and/or clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and professionals within and outside the NHS



  • Ability to work flexibly across service boundaries.
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold the stress of others.
  • Respectful approach to service users, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to maintain high standards of record keeping, including data entry and recording.
  • Ability to work autonomously, setting appropriate goals in accordance with professional, ethical guidelines and Trust policies.



  • Confident to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative to make decisions in complex situations.
  • Able to travel independently across the Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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