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Community Mental Health Nurse - 6K Recruitment Incentive (Stortford)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Bishops Stortford
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary min £,1192 - max £2,011
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We have an opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our accredited community mental health service in Stortford working in our outstanding organisation. Our teams can offer you opportunities to work in supportive multi disciplinary settings to develop your nursing career.

We can offer you a competitive salary, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust . In addition 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 offer regular supervision, access to regular nursing, CPD and MDT support and the chance to work in a joyful and supportive team. The area is well served with transport infrastructure to London and further afield. Hertfordshire is a diverse county offering many opportunities.

We have established routes for nurses to become non medical prescribers as well as access to the Mary Seacole leadership program & other opportunities. HPFT is committed to working with you to make your professional aspirations a reality.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking nurses who can provideeffective support and interventionsto adults with mental health conditions to work collaboratively with service users in developing recovery goals and plans

You will have opportunity to contribute to service development workingjointly with other agencies, and to provide specific nursing interventions and contribute a nursing voice inmulti-disciplinary clinical discussions, care planning and assessments.

We can provide opportunities to specialize in clinic based work or community based work so do discuss this further with us at interview.

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

The role will include coordination of community based mental health service users, Clinic cover, safeguarding & commissioning work (with support from our extensive social work team). Assessment & duty cover as well as the opportunity to supervise & support junior nursing staff & students.

Please see job description for full details

Person Specification



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


  • ENB 812/Bsc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health).
  • Qualified in Psychosocial interventions

Experience and Attainments


  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • At least one year at Band 5.
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care


  • Experience of workingin a community MH setting



  • 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
  • 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 and Aptitudes


  • Skills to use and give supervision effectively
  • Skills in applying theory to practice and ability to use a range of models in formulating community care plans
  • Assessing and monitoring physical health care
  • Ability to develop collaboratve, recovery focussed care plans
  • Ability to work in collaboration with carers


  • Substantial IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford House, London Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3LA

Oxford House, London Road

Bishops Stortford

CM23 3LA

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