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Bank Band 6 CPN Watford sw959

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Colne House, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JP, Watford
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in Watford as a Community Psychiatric Nurse

All roles on the bank are for as and when workers and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.

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 co-ordinator 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 Trust’s Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Job Responsibilities:

The post holder will:

 Be responsible for the full assessment of care needs and risk assessment of service users presenting with a wide variety of clinical conditions. Following this the post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without direct supervision (though clinical supervision is implemented as per policy to support you).
 To be named care coordinator, and act accordingly when applying care.
 To manage one self in a professional manner, responding to requests, enquiries etc in a timely fashion.
 To respond to any crisis that a service user may advise of, with the aim of promoting independent living in the community
 Work with the philosophy to support service users to remain in their own home.
 Administer and/ or supervise medications as required. To have a sound knowledge of medications and their desired and undesired effects,
 Be required to provide education, advise and guidance to service users and their carers and families.
 Provide a range of clinical interventions and treatments appropriate to the individuals needs.
 Participate fully in providing quality care in line with local and national guidelines.
 Act as a role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems.
 Participate in audit/research projects associated with the service.
 Be required to challenge practice that compromises or challenges high quality care to older people
 To advise Team Manager of any resource short falls.
 To partake in continuing professional development that will also benefit the development and quality of the service.
 Remain updated with local and national guidelines and policies.
 Partake in home visits with other professionals such as Consultant Psychiatrist, Specialty Doctors, Social Workers etc
 Partake in clinical and management supervision


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