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Community Mental Health Nurse/Duty Worker

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
23 May 2024
Are you a talented mental health nurse who wants to join a friendly team, in a busy but rewarding environment?

We are seeking a mental health nurse for a unique combined role of duty worker and care co Ordinator.

You 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 manager.

To be accountable for delivering a quality service that is effective and efficient in line with the organisation's objectives and performance indicators.

To contribute to strategic service development working collaboratively with other agencies.

Main duties of the job

To maintain effective joint working with others, developing positive working relationships and clear communications with MDT and other professionals.

Ensure that all relevant information regarding service users care in particular issues of concern re practice and workload are communicated as necessary to the line manager.

To liaise with other professionals in relation to service user care, actively participating in care planning and review meetings and attending case conferences required.

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 4200 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

To carry a clinical caseload and act as a CPA Care Coordinator,adhering to the CPA policy and fulfilling the named nurse role.

To undertake comprehensive health needs and risk assessments(including capacity assessments) and develop a care plan (HealthAction Plan) in accordance with identified needs establishing specialistcourse of responsibilities/actions based on Recovery Principles.

To carry out joint assessment with other MDT as required.

To be aware of and comply with the relevant mental health and workrelated legislation and policy at all times.

To provide relevant up to date evidence based information abouttreatment/intervention that enables service users to make informedchoices about their care.

To deliver evidence based care in a timely manner.To make reactive recommendations as necessary when working alonein the community.To undertake health promotion activities with individuals and groups.To promote physical health and well-being by providing healthchecks/screen and monitoring.Where necessary to administer prescribed medication or to superviseits administration and assess the service user for desired and non desired effects.To maintain robust clinical records and prepare reports as required.To provide and facilitate specialist help and advice to otherprofessionals agencies and carers

For a more indepth Person and Job Description please read attached before applying

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 Intervention



  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post registration experience
  • Strong experience 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 of delivering evidence based care


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



  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of current developments in research with service user group



  • 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 multi professional 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 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Civic office, Borehamwood

Elstree Way



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