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Mental Health Nurse - Mental Health Urgent Care Centre

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit Band 6 nurses to join our new Mental Health Urgent Care Centre.

If you are interested in working with an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver Crisis assessment and treatment in an innovative urgent care centre environment then we would love to hear from you.

The Mental Health Urgent Care Centre will operate with an enhanced specialist multidisciplinary team, focusing on improving the experience and outcomes for service users, carers, and staff, alongside supporting acute colleagues in the system by enabling the acute hospital to operate and improve ED performance and quality of care.

The service will operate 24/7 and will be a multi-disciplinary, cross sector service that is practitioner-led and supported by social care, voluntary sector partners and Lived Experience Workers.

For internal staff: 6/12/18 month secondment considered

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of a multi-professional Mental Health Urgent Care Centre
  • Provide a high-quality service to meet the needs of people in a Crisis phase of mental illness, and their carers
  • Ensure the efficient and effective running of the team
  • Provide Leadership and supervision within the multi-disciplinary staff group.
  • Support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of a multi-professional Mental Health Urgent Care Centre providing a high-quality service to meet the needs of people in a Crisis phase of mental illness, and their carers.
  • Undertake urgent assessments of people with mental health problems in acute crisis in the Mental Health Urgent Care Centre. The service will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Be responsible for helping to establish and maintain team systems and processes for effective team working and processes, including outcome measures and audits under the direction of the Team Management.

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!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the Team Leader in establishing and maintaining effective inter-team and inter-agency communication

To provide effective liaison/communication relating to referral and admission to, and discharge from the Mental Health Urgent Care Centre.

To assess clients meeting defined referral criteria as per Mental Health Urgent Care Centre and local Operational Policies

Carry out Risk Assessment and Management activities

Allocate and re-allocate tasks or staff on a daily basis to meet organisational and workload requirements, and in response to urgent, unplanned client activity, to ensure that rapid response, assessment and rapid time limited treatment is a reality

To assist the Team Leader in the effective day to day management of the team, including, e.g., Duty Rota, time worked and annual leave, thus ensuring appropriate skill mix at all times.

To ensure the effective use of supervising and administering medication and monitoring therapeutic and adverse effects of prescribed medication as per trust and NMC Policies and guidelines ensure stock medication is maintained as per policy.

To remain updated on all relevant aspects of psychotropic medication.

For a more detailed description, p[lease see attached JD and PS.

Person Specification



  • RMN OR Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing.


  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.
  • ENB 812 / BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or similar training.



  • Post-registration experience with at least some experience at band 6.
  • Experience in acute and community areas.
  • Experience in care planning, change management and use of Microsoft Office.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of physical health contributions to Mental Health issues, difficulties, and assessment.


  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in any setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Lister Hospital Glaxo Unit

Coreys Mill Lane



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