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Community Mental Health Nurse + 6K Recruitment and Retention Premia

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
29 May 2024
The Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Community Transformation Programme is implementing new mini teams within Adult Mental Health services to focus support and give more time to care for service users with low intensity psychosis - a new Low Intensity Psychosis Pathway.

This B6 post will be the named nurse lead for the new mini team in a specified Adult Mental Health Service, working closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the MDT of the service to support this new focus.

The Low Intensity Psychosis Pathway seeks to promote the personalised recovery and future care of those service users who are settled in mental health, and have an enduring diagnosis of psychosis, by working in partnership with people with psychosis and their carers to:
  • offer help, treatment, and care in an atmosphere of hope and optimism

o take time to build supportive and empathic relationships as an essential part of this care.

Main duties of the job

Our successful candidate will:
  • hold a strong belief in the rights of people with severe and enduring mental health problems to access community assets in their local neighbourhoods
  • provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families
  • be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users
  • have an excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs and carry out interventions to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with the NMC Code
  • Recruitment & Retention Payment

    This post attracts the R & R Premia. The payment will be made as follows:�1,500 on commencement of employment and a further �1,500 in arrears at the end of the first sixmonths, followed by �3,000 in arrears at the end of 12 months. Terms & Conditions apply

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.

What we can offer:
  • A coaching network where trained coaches throughout the Trust are matched with staff of all disciplines to provide a powerful development opportunity
  • Leading company discounts and childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice schemes enabling staff to drive a new car or bike -saving on tax and insurance included
  • Wellbeing activities - from mindfulness to yoga, pilates and our signature craft club join our monthly programme of regular and special events to support your wellbeing
  • Gym discounts, including Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.
  • Refer a friend to work for the Trust and receive up to �500! (A payment of �250 will be made when the applicant commences employment with us and a further payment of �250 will be made once they hit 6 months continuous service with us, terms and conditions apply)

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead a mini team of staff to oversee the holistic care of service users on the Low Intensity Psychosis Pathway.

To carry a clinical caseload and fulfil the named nurse role.

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

To carry out joint assessment with other MDT members 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.

For a more in depth Person and Job Specification please see the attached documents

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
  • At least 2 years of postregistration experience with at least one year 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.



  • Disclosure and Barring approval (formally CRB check)
  • Confident to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative to make decisions in complex situations.
  • Able to travel independently across the Trust.
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rosanne House ACMHS


Welwyn Garden City


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