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Bank CPN, Band 6, Stevenage SW-1222

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The post holder will support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of a multi-professional Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment Team providing a high- quality service to meet the needs of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers. To ensure the efficient and effective running of the team, providing Leadership and supervision within the multi-disciplinary staff group as appropriate.

The post holder will undertake urgent assessments of people with mental health problems in acute crisis and where appropriate provide intensive community-based treatment/support services as an alternative to in-patient admission. The service will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The post holder will 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 Manager

Main duties of the job

Key Relationships:

1. Communication and Relationships

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 CRHT Team across in-patient and community service

Maintain effective joint working with Sector ACMHSs, PATH and other community - based teams according to local circumstances

Ensure that all relevant information regarding client care is communicated to the appropriate persons within and outside the team, bringing to the CRHT Team Manager's attention issues of concern regarding practice or workload

Ensure effective communications with relatives, visitors, voluntary organisations and the general public, thus encouraging participation in Care delivery. To respond sensitively to the needs of relatives and carers, often in a highly emotive

To liaise with other professionals in relation to client care, actively participating in care planning and review meetings, and attending case conferences as

To advise others as to the role and practices of the CRHTT

To maintain positive working relationships and clear communications with team members and other professionals


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC ' Outstanding' rating given by the CQC in 2019, we remain on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

In our recent NHS Trust Survey, 95% of staff feel their role makes a difference to Service Users, 90% are enthusiastic about their roles and people would recomment us as a place to work

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Analytical and Judgemental

To assess clients meeting defined referral criteria as per CRHTT and local Operational Policies

Carry out Risk Assessment and Management activities

To plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for clients in crisis with acute mental health problems in the community, and to coordinate activities with other professionals and

2. Planning and Organisation

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 intensive home 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

To stand in for the Team Leader as required

To assist the CRHTT Leader in the appointment, orientation and induction of new staff

To be aware of and to comply with relevant mental health and work-related legislation at all times

To support the co-ordination, liaison and integration of activities from other services or agencies in the provision of a CPA package

Carry out service activities in line with the CRHTT Operational Policy

Support the provision of a flexible and responsive service, initially from 09.00 am to 00 pm, 7 days a week

Support the Team Leader in the effective and timely management of complaints and Serious Adverse Events should they arise

Person Specification



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



  • Post-registration experience with at least some experience at band 6
  • Experience in acute and community areas.

Physical requirements


  • oAbility to access buildings with stairs, Including office or ward base, amount of travel, main work location, e.g. in patient homes.

Other requirements


  • 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


Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ

Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ



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